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Paul Sutton:

The Sorry History of Fast Food

The Sorry History of Fast Food is an elegy to all that we lost through modernity, a quiet mapping of the disorientation and atomisation that we feel.

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Frances Presley:

sallow

sallow continues a long sequence of poems about the languages of trees, halse for hazel (Shearsman, 2014). halse for hazel began on the hills of Exmoor and sallow explores low lying, wetland areas, mapping political and environmental pressures.

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Dorothy Lehane:

Umwelt

This single long poem uses the language of science and medicine to express intense emotion, while at the same time maintaning a detachment and a subjectivity which makes it all the more powerful.

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Martin Stannard:

Poems For The Young At Heart

This is Martin Stannard's first collection for several years. Stannard inherits the mantle of the New York school, and gives it a British twist, and his urbane and witty poetry "dances in the ballroom where the avant-garde meets the mainstream" (Ian McMillan).

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Mark Goodwin & Julia Thornley:

Tones Fled All

These two poetry sequences, one by Mark Goodwin, and one by Julia Thornley, are "gleanings", that is, work "written through" the poetry of Peter Riley, They place a strong emphasis on the sound of the words as spoken, and on the link between language and landscape.

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Sarah Crew:

Sea Witch

"Sea Witch" consists of 21 poems, loosely based on each scene of the film Jaws. The shark is now female. The writing combines attention to verbal texture with use of space on the page to present a verbal-visual whole. "Crewe's writing is sparse, precise. Everything extraneous has been burned away, leaving the spare, elegant bones." (Tom Jenks)

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Aaron Tieger:

Purple Notebook of Raquette Lake

These deceptively simple "notebook" poems reveal a kinship with the New Yortk school, and combine it with a feel for language reminiscent of British poets like Richard Cadell. These poems lend a luminosity to everyday experience.

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Abdellatif Laabi:

Little Things

Abdellatif Laâbi was born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco. He is Morrocco's foremost contemporary poet.

Published in English for the first time, “Little Things” employs an epigrammatic and gnomic tone. It has elements of mysticism, tolerance and compassion, but there is also a modernist and existential aspect to the sequence, and the tension between this and the Islamic elements is one of the strengths of the sequence.

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Geraldine Monk:

Lobe Scarps & Finials

This new collection from Geraldine Monk features the controversial A Nocturnall Upon S Lucies Day, a newly revised Raccoon and three new sequences: Glow in the Darklunar Calendar, Print & Pin and Poppyheads.

‘Monk is more attuned to the physical heft of words than any other poet working in English today’

Simon Turner, Horizon Review

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Abdellatif Laabi:

Fragments of a Forgotten Genesis

Abdellatif Laâbi was born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco. He is Morrocco's foremost contemporary poet.

This single long poem was originally published in 1998 by Editions Paroles d’Aube. Fragments d’une genèse oubliée / Fragments of a Forgotten Genesis is a surrealistic refiguring of Genesis presented in twenty-six “fragments.” As a whole, the work is a mystical yet cynical re-visioning of both the Old Testament and the Koran.

English-French dual text

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Peter Riley:

Chapters of Age

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This sequence of poems is a meditation on the stone landscapes of Inishmore and Burren, in Ireland. The poems blend the personal experience of ageing with reflections on the speaker's place in history and society:

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Simon Perril:

Newton's Splinter

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This sequence of poems is a meditation on the stone landscapes of Inishmore and Burren, in Ireland. The poems blend the personal experience of ageing with reflections on those who have come before, and who's existince is evidenced by the the patterns of the landscape.

 

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Ernesto Priego:

The Present Day

This sequence of poems is a poetic and critical response to Octavio Paz, whose book, "The Labyrinth of Solitude" contains a chapter entitled "The Present Day". Priego's book is dedicated "to the memory of the victims of recent violence in Mexico".

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Julia Gaze:

Aphrodite and the Weatherman

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This first collection from Julia Gaze skillfully mixes the personal with the classical. We have versions of Sappho and Rilke alongside poems of love and relationships in tough and sensuous language.

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Daniel O'Donnell-Smith:

<c>Odes

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Poetry constructed from cascading stylesheets and digital codes, yet which still manages to convey pathos and emotion: this first publication from Daniel O'Donnell-Smith is an exciting new addition to contemporary poetry.

 

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John Bloomberg-Rissman:

No Sounds of My Own Making

As the title implies, this single long poem has been constructed entirely from quotes of other writers. This is a quick-paced, witty and engaging work, that manages to address the way human beings treat each other in the light of contemporary and past events.

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Ed Baker:

Stone Girl E-Pic

Leafe Press are excited to announce the publication of this major work by American poet and artist Ed Baker. This is a large format book, which includes visual artwork. "Stone Girl E-Pic" is a remarkable visual and minimalist poem, in which Baker's drawings are integrated with, and indeed, form part of, the poem itself. Baker is "in that stream of & flows with" the Objectivist and the Black Mountain poets, and is part of a circle of poets that includes Cid Corman and Theodore Enslin.

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John Bloomberg-Rissman (ed.):

1,000 Views of Girl Singing

This book started as a project on John Bloomberg-Rissman's blog. The starting point was the poem "The Secret Life of an Angel" by Eileen Tabios, itself a response to the poem "Girl Singing" by Filipino Poet José Garcia Villa. Bloomberg-Rissman used various transformational procedures to produce versions of Tabios' poem, or new poems based upon it. The project was then opened to contributors, and the outpouring of creative, experimental work that followed is on show in this book

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C.J. Allen:

A Strange Arrangement

This selection covers a twenty-year period, and also includes a substantial body of new work. C.J. Allen’s witty and stylish poetry, drawing as it does on the New York School, and merging it with a British sensibility, is becoming increasingly well-known and admired.

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