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Poetry

  • Lee Jing-Jing

    And Other Rivers

    $16.00

    In And Other Rivers, lives are carved open from tip to tail and laid out for display. A child watches her father perform a lunar new year ritual. First-generation migrants swim for shore. A woman dives into fast flowing water. This collection of poetry is about fluid longings, and about the searches and meanderings one embarks on to fulfil those longings. And Other Rivers starts close to home, winds its way across foreign landscapes, and finds its way back again.Paperback: 52 PagesProduct Dim...

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  • Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

    Babel Via Negativa

    $21.00

    Babel Via Negativa is a collection of hybrid scripting, described by Lily Hoang as a “menagerie” with “tweets suspended in hypotaxis, an intertextual roundtable about the chicken that couldn’t cross the road, and essays that smash poetics with Kon’s distinctive transnational sass”. Dive into the invented form of the asingbol, assorted poetic ruminations, lost acts of translation, or the five critical essays that speak of the ultimate limits of language – what it means to say and unsay. The bo...

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  • Tan Lixin

    Before We Are Ghosts

    $16.00

    How do we handle loss? Why do we resist and accept change? Before We Are Ghosts explores the inevitable in life, and as a sequel to Keeping Skeletons, gives closure to the latter and comes to a conclusion that we can only keep going in circles until we learn to embrace loss and change as they are. Paperback: 47 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810796372Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Sakutarō Hagiwara

    Cat Town

    $27.00

    Translated by Hiroaki Sato Modernist poet Sakutarō Hagiwara's first published book, Howling at the Moon, shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for "disturbing social customs." Along with the entirety of Howling, this volume includes all of Blue Cat, Hagiwara's second major collection, together with Cat Town, a prose-poem novella, and a substantial selection of verse from the rest...

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    Claudia Rankine

    Citizen

    $25.00

    In this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or physical - which has impacted the lives of Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Mark Duggan and others. Citizen weaves essays, images and poetry together to form a powerful testament to the individual and collective ...

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  • Tse Hao Guang

    Deeds Of Light

    $16.00

    The city is a prism through which ordinary life, at first a seeming undifferentiated white, splits into its constituent colours. In Deeds of Light, words are prisms through which experiences are revealed. Belying a desire to make new and bright the usual ways of talking about place and belonging, these poems in both form and content navigate the myriad ways in which the sound of speech and the habits of culture interact and assert themselves. Paperback: 53 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 m...

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  • Walt Whitman

    Drum-Taps

    $27.00

    Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in an army hospital during the Civil War and published Drum-Taps, his war poems, as the war was coming to an end. Later, the book came out in an expanded form, including "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," Whitman's passionate elegy for Lincoln. The most moving and enduring poetry to emerge from America's most tragic conflict, Drum-Taps also helped to create a new, modern poetry of war, a poetry not just of patriotic exhortation but of somber witness. Dr...

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  • David Wong Hsien Ming

    For The End Comes Reaching

    $16.00

    This is a meditation on the ineffable sense of loss that accompanies each having. Through the death of his father, a son apprehends other deaths and finds each manifestation inevitable, yet enclosed with possibility; violence bears love and is borne of it, guilt seeds redemption, and faith is found within apostasy. What emerges from For the End Comes Reaching are poems that bear witness to the alchemy of human experience. Paperback: 73 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810973186 ...

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  • S. C. Gordon

    Harbouring

    $16.00

    In our deepest moments of loss, we seek safe harbours in which we can shelter every memory of every touch of the departed loved one. And occasionally, in the profoundest moments of grief, we find hope in shared love and mutual understanding. It is that hope that sustains us, and propels us to continue on, even in the shadow of loss. In her poignant poetry, S. C. Gordon takes us to each of these harbours, allowing us an intimate look at the heartrending experience of grief following an unexpe...

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  • Hong Ying

    I Too Am Salammbo

    $20.00

    translated by Mabel Lee Since 1988 Hong Ying has published six major collections of poetry, her most recent being I Too Am Salammbo (2014), a retrospective collection of poems that she has selected and arranged in rough chronological order. As in her novels Hong Ying does not baulk at exploring female sexuality. She, as author, can only re-present the characters of her novels in accordance with how she perceives them: as a woman. However, her poetry is highly personal, shedding light on her p...

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  • Ali Cobby Eckermann

    Inside My Mother

    $29.00

    Ali Cobby Eckermann, a Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha poet, is at the forefront of Australian Indigenous poetry. Inside My Mother is both a political and personal collection, angry and tender, propelled by the need to remember, yet brimming with energy and vitality - qualities that distinguished her previous, prize-winning verse novel, Ruby Moonlight. Tributes to country, to her elders, and to the animals and spirits that inhabit the landscape, coupled with the rhythms of mourning and celebration th...

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  • Sarah Howe

    Loop Of Jade

    $23.00

    There is a Chinese proverb that says: ‘It is more profitable to raise geese than daughters.’ But geese, like daughters, know the obligation to return home. In her exquisite first collection, Sarah Howe explores a dual heritage, journeying back to Hong Kong in search of her roots. With extraordinary range and power, the poems build into a meditation on hybridity, intermarriage and love – what meaning we find in the world, in art, and in each other. Crossing the bounds of time, race and languag...

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  • Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry

    $41.00

    From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.Paperback: 336 PagesProduct Dimensions: 160 x 225 mmISBN: 9780349006215Published b...

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  • Annie Finch and Alexandra Oliver

    Measure For Measure

    $25.00

    This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature. After a century dominated by free verse, there is a new excitement about rediscovering poetry's ancient musical and performative roots. Iambic pentameter is the most familiar meter for most readers, but it only scratches the surface of the extraordinary diversity of rhythmic patterns that poets have employed over the ages. That astonishing variety is fully explored in this...

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  • Tony Barnstone and Michelle Mitchell-Foust

    Monster Verse

    $25.00

    Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman brings to life a colorful menagerie of fantastical creatures from across the ages. Humans have always defined themselves by imagining the inhuman; the gloriously gruesome monsters that enliven our literary legacy haunt us by reflecting our own darkest possibilities. The poems gathered here range in focus from extreme examples of human monstrousness--murderers, cannibals, despotic Byzantine empresses--to the creatures of myth and nightmare: dragons, sea s...

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  • T. S. Eliot

    Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats

    $25.00

    Illustrated by Edward Gorey Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad. Some are good, and some are bad... The whimsical 1982 Old Possum's illustrations have been lovingly restored and are showcased in this beautiful new poetry edition, perfect for children and Eliot aficionados alike. These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. The collection inspired the musical Cats!, and features Macavity, Mr Mistofelees and Growltiger...

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  • Gaston Ng

    Patchwork And Cigarettes

    $16.00

    Gaston Ng’s first collection of poems pushes emotional boundaries in its reflections on the death of a parent, the implications of grief and moving on for a young Singaporean’s adult life. These urban lyrics navigate through both an external and internalised cityscape, offering lessons on what it means to grow up and form relationships that are, at best, tentative, yet full of lessons about the art of loneliness.Paperback: 68 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810783495Published b...

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    William Sieghart

    Poems Of The Decade

    $22.00

    Poems of the Decade brings together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century. The Forwards are among the world's most coveted poetry honours. They have been awarded annually since 1992 for the Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Single Poem published in Britain and Ireland, and the roster of winning, shortlisted and highly commended poets regularly juxtaposes familiar canonical names with...

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  • Peter LaBerge and Talin Tahajian

    Poets On Growth

    $21.00

    Like most good things, Poets on Growth started with an idea. The literary scene has never been characterized with growth quite like that which has erupted in recent years. There are now more ways to collaborate, workshop, and communicate than ever before. As university students, however, our understanding of some of our favorite poets was often reduced to a poem or two in a literary magazine, a brief biographical statement, and perhaps a website if we were lucky. We wanted the whole story: wh...

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  • Silvina Ocampo

    Silvina Ocampo

    $24.00

    Selected and translated by Jason Weiss Silvina Ocampo possessed her own special enchantment as a poet, and only now is her extraordinary poetic achievement becoming more widely recognized beyond Latin America. Remarkably, this is the first collection of Ocampo's poetry to appear in English. From her early sonnets on the native Argentine landscape, to her meditations on love's travails, to her explorations of the kinship between plant and animal realms, to her clairvoyant inquiries into histor...

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  • Daryl Yam, Jennifer Anne Champion and Joshua Ip

    SingPoWriMo 2015

    $21.00

    Singapore Poetry Writing Month, or as we affectionately call it, SingPoWriMo. Write one poem a day for thirty days in the cruel month of April: that was the challenge we gave the Internet a year ago. This anthology brings together the best of the hundreds of poems that were submitted in 2015, with verses written in response to I’ve- woken-up- in-Bishan-Park-but-it’s-3am scenarios, to impromptu poems written about desire in dark places. In the spirit of community, we are proud to feature first...

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  • Tania De Rozario

    Tender Delirium

    $16.00

    Tender Delirium is Tania De Rozario’s first collection of poetry and short prose. It brings together (but is not limited to) estranged lovers, despairing mothers and the avenging spirits of murdered women, in an assortment of words that celebrate queer desire, obsessive longing and a general disregard for “proper” subject matter. Comprising selected work written over the course of a decade, the largely confessional collection has been described as dark and hysterical ... but in a good way. Pa...

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  • Ted Hughes

    The Hawk In The Rain

    $20.00

    This multi-award winning collection, the first from Ted Hughes, has at its heart the mixture of beauty and violence in the natural world. Dedicated to Sylvia Plath, Hawk in the Rain is a stunning collection of poems on the themes of competition and the struggle for survival. Hughes would go on to become Britain's Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death in 1998. Including many of Hughes' best-known poems, such as 'The Jaguar', 'The Thought-Fox' and 'Wind'--now staples of British poetry anthologi...

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    Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski

    The Penguin Book Of Russian Poetry

    $32.00

    In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerou...

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  • Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

    The Wrong/Wrung Side Of Love

    $23.00

    If Desmond Kon’s earlier collection The Arbitrary Sign invoked continental philosophers like Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, The Wrong/Wrung Side of Love dialogues with some of Desmond’s favourite writers. These dialogic imports range from Franz Kafka to Jean-Paul Sartre, Dan Chiasson to John Wilkinson, all perambulating against the pivotal epigraph by Paul Celan. The same playful architecture of an alphabet book is present, eschewing a simple read to elevate each letter into moments of a...

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  • William Beale

    They Call Us Loud

    $22.00

    Maybe this is all we have for now. So lay your bricks. Cement them with your tongued voices — noises that we so wish to build our world around. In the meantime, you be loud. The world of "rowdy gods" into which William elegantly erupts is a bullring with no toreadors – just two huffing bulls and an audience tossing endless roses into the fight. Both bulls win. The roses don't go unnoticed. — Bill Moran, American spoken word artist & slam champion William's poems are an ode to living, a pl...

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  • Miho Kinnas

    Today, Fish Only

    $16.00

    In a series of finely wrought poems, Miho Kinnas tells of leaving one place that was not quite home for another, and of learning to make herself at home in each. On revisiting the country of her birth, she weaves a story of transitions, of locations, of junctures and memories. It is an investigation into otherness (both being and perceiving ‘the other’) as much as it is a pondering of herself. Paperback: 37 PagesProduct Dimensions: 125 x 210 mmISBN: 9789810972837Published by Math Paper Press

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  • Shelly Bryant

    Unnatural Selection

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    Across the story that unfolds in Unnatural Selection, Shelly Bryant pursues many of the impulses that speculative literature typically seeks to accomplish, along with the themes they explore. Her poetry has been described as ‘a puzzle’, ‘thoughtful’ and ‘nuanced’, which is able to ‘work with the nature of humanity’ and ‘confront the human experience.’ While all of this is certainly true, the secret ingredient is the sense of intelligent mischief that knits each poem together. Paperback: 73 Pa...

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