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Poetry

  • Jollin Tan

    Bursting Seams

    $16.00

    Bursting Seams is a raw and passionate exploration of the body through poetry. The book mines the inescapable linkages between physicality and difficult emotions in poems that are traumatic and revealing, but also tender and self-empowering.Paperback: 73 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810732622Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Jollin Tan

    Derivative Faith

    $16.00

    Derivative Faith is a compilation of prose and poetry that attempt to document faith, in its varying iterations and manifestations. Each piece is tenuously connected to the next, but the book eventually arrives at the suggestion that all faith is interconnected and derived from the same source of hope, regardless of its form.Paperback: 45 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810773069Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Jocelyn Lau

    Hello, Baby

    $16.00

    What does a first-time mother with a newborn baby perpetually latched on to her do? Why, write poems in her head, of course. Faced with memorable moments that often outpaced her own needs, including sleep, Jocelyn Lau decided it was imperative to put them down on paper and share them. Beautifully illustrated in colour by Lydia Yang, Hello, Baby is a tribute to brand new life – both the newborn’s as well as the new parents’.Paperback: 76 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810751012...

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  • Tse Hao Guang

    hyperlinkage

    $10.00

    hyperlinkage is an experiment with a central hypothesis: that words can connect disparate points of view, plural experiences, multifarious crystallisations of the imagination. Each poem contains an image that recurs in the next; between different poems, different links are uncovered. But what holds them all together? In a hyperlink age, we must engage in hyper linkage. We are more interconnected but also more distrustful of universality. The last poem both loops back to the first and projects...

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    Dante Alighieri

    Inferno

    $32.00

    Translated by Mary Jo BangIllustrated by Henrik Drescher Stopped mid-motion in the middle Of what we call a life, I looked up and saw no sky- Only a dense cage of leaf, tree, and twig. I was lost. --from Canto I Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang has translated the Inferno into English at a moment when popular culture is so prevalent that it has even taken Dante, author of the fourteenth century epic poem, The Divine Comedy, and turned him into an action-adventure video game hero. Dante, a maste...

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  • Tan Lixin

    Keeping Skeletons

    $16.00

    Keeping Skeletons is about the fight to let dreams stay alive and to remain true to oneself in a place where oppression is rife. It is an exploration of one's attempts to save what will be lost or stolen, to keep memories of what we hold dear.Paperback: 62 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810754679Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Krishna Udayasankar

    Objects Of Affection

    $16.00

    Everyday objects surround us, the unconditional keepers of confessions and secrets. They are with us in those private moments when we think we are alone, perhaps in an abandoned stairwell or an empty lift, as we adjust our clothes, check ourselves in the mirror, scratch an itch or allow ourselves a sigh or a sob. What if those inanimate witnesses to silent thought and hidden emotion had stories to tell – Of love, betrayal and hope? Paperback: 77 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789...

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  • Mayo Martin

    Occupational Hazards

    $16.00

    An art critic musing in the loo. An emperor obsessed with immortality. A caped superhero with unknown powers. The 'strange compulsions' of these and other unusual characters are revealed in Occupational Hazards, a selection of poems by Mayo Martin that are funny and absurd, tender and sombre, and always bristling with the restless energy of the curious.Paperback: 86 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810773137Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Bernice Chauly

    Onkalo

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    Onkalo (meaning 'cave' or 'cavity') is the world's first spent nuclear repository, currently being built on the west coast of Finland. Built to last 100,000 years, it will be humanity's most ambitious yet feared monument. Chauly's third collection of poems explores the unsayable, of hidden joys and sorrows that delve into the deepest and darkest reaches of womanhood.Paperback: 56 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810776725Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Pierre Reverdy

    Pierre Reverdy

    $27.00

    With translations by John Ashbery, Dan Bellm, Mary Ann Caws, Lydia Davis, Marilyn Hacker, Richard Howard, Geoffrey O'Brien, Frank O'Hara, Ron Padgett, Mark Polizzotti, Kenneth Rexroth, Richard Sieburth, Patricia Terry, Rosanna Warren The great Pierre Reverdy, comrade to Picasso and Braque, peer and contemporary of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, is among the most mysteriously satisfying of twentieth-century poets, his poems an uncanny mixture of the simple and the sublime. Reverd...

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  • Louise Glück

    Poems 1962 - 2012

    $39.00

    It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape--Persephone, a copper beech, a mot...

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  • Jerrold Yam

    Scattered Vertebrae

    $16.00

    Is love born from duty, misplaced ideas of nobility or the thirst for dependence? Jerrold Yam's second poetry collection confronts the very act of creation, wrestling it from family, religion and sexuality—a triptych of forces that bears as much a promise for redemption as a capacity for cruelty and hurt. This is our game, guessing the worth of things to find every answer lacking.Paperback: 119 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810730604Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Czeslaw Milosz

    Selected And Last Poems

    $32.00

    Commemorating the centenary year of Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz, Selected and Last Poems is a sterling collection of some of the finest works of one the most revered poets of our time--including more than forty later poems new to this edition and never before published in English. Selected and Last Poems is a perfect introduction for poetry readers who might still be unfamiliar with this literary giant's monumental body of work. Paperback: 345 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 226 mmISBN: 9780...

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    Lavinia Greenlaw

    The Casual Perfect

    $27.00

    If Lavinia Greenlaw's Minsk was about home, her new collection tests the proximities of elsewhere, 'the circle round our house', the road between two lives. Its title recalls a phrase of Robert Lowell's to describe Elizabeth Bishop -- one of the book's presiding spirits, with her insistence on the provisional, on the moment in which perception is formed, on landscape as action rather than description. The Casual Perfect continues Lavinia Greenlaw's explorations of light and the borders of vis...

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  • Arthur Yap

    The Collected Poems Of Arthur Yap

    $37.80

    Arthur Yap published four major collections of poetry: only lines (1971), commonplace (1977), down the line (1980), and man snake apple & other poems (1986); and contributed a section of poetry in the anthology Five Takes (1974). These five publications are now out-of-print. The Collected Poems of Arthur Yap gathers the entire corpus of Arthur Yap’s poems, including his "vignettes" and other poems, in a single volume for the first time. His work is notable for word play, original use of S...

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  • Dante Alighieri

    The Divine Comedy

    $49.00

    A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegor...

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  • Jason Wee

    The Monsters Between Us

    $16.00

    In his debut poetry collection, Jason Wee returns to ‘1987’, the installation work he first introduced to art audiences at the first Singapore Biennale in 2006. The monsters Wee renders are present creatures, some cruelly alive, each shadowed by a long tail of mastery and mortality. With interlocking sequences, Wee shifts from Grimm’s stories to the small frail species among us, arriving at the volume’s central sequence, “Unreliable Evidence”. Composed from newsprint, detainee reports, speech...

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  • Rumi

    The Purity Of Desire

    $29.00

    translated by Daniel Ladinsky with Nancy Owen Barton Renowned for his poignant renderings of Hafiz's mystical texts, Daniel Ladinsky here captures the beauty, intimacy, and musicality of Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the world's most revered and widely read poets. Rumi was born in 1207 on the eastern edge of the Persian Empire. Fleeing from the invasion of the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan, Rumi and his family settled in Turkey, where his father was a scholar and mystic. Later, Rumi succeeded his f...

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  • John Mateer

    Unbelievers, Or 'The Moor'

    $29.00

    Unbelievers, or ‘The Moor’ takes this exploration further, to recover the origins of Western poetics in Al-Andalus, the so-called Moorish state which occupied much of present-day Spain and Portugal from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries. A seat of learning and culture, combining Muslim, Christian and Jewish influences, it provides a model for Mateer’s own formulation of an alternative Western poetic tradition, and for his nomadic identity as a poet. The collection is much concerned with i...

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