ETRUSCAN READERS


 

I

Helen Macdonald  Debut collection Safety Catch.
'Avian taxonomy & ecological energetics spar with cultural theory & lyric poetry to carefully delineate those misunderstandings between versions of the self, of society & the natural world.'

Gael Turnbull  Wide repertoire, including textualism, satire, assemblage & lyric. Micro Selected Poems.

Nicholas Johnson  Concrete & sound text pitched against lyric in 'Sideshow & Abduction', 'Loup' & 'Flock'.

£9.00

II Pervigilium Scotiae

Tom Scott  This makar poet's work scorns political grossness, it has a spiritual rationale. 5 decades of previously unseen work ranging from the suppressed 'To X' (1946) to 'Son of Man' (1993) & a suite of translations from Baudelaire.

Sorley MacLean  Bilingual gathering from Dain do Eimhir (1943) which irrevocably changed Gaelic poetry. Translation from 18th century Gaelic, & MacLean's final 3 poems. All uncollected works.

Hamish Henderson  Legendary songs, 'The Freedom Come All Ye', 'Farewell to Sicily', many poems and sheet music.

£9.00

III

Maggie O'Sullivan  'Excavation a retrieval of possibilities within aural, oral, visual, sculptural properties in language, voice & assemblage.'

David Gascoyne  An extraordinary hoard of rediscovered poems from 1936/37 like 'transparency of the vegetable world' & 'Recuperation', plus his final poem 'Ivy'.

Barry MacSweeney  Geordie makar. Tracing the lament tone through 'Blackbird', ' Finnbar's Lament', 'Zero Hero'.

[out of print]

IV

Maurice Scully  Dark lyric. Gleaming surfaces. Two extended works 'Cohering' & 'two caterpillars'.

Bob Cobbing  Visual maelstrom, 'Recusant Centaurs'.

Carlyle Reedy  'The page is the block. It's walked on, walked around. Writing sensitised to minuscule sounds & the quiet in a visual event.' 'Snapshots, N.Y. '61' & 'Sequentia di Tuscania'.

£10.00 [or available free when ordering EPOS by Carlyle Reedy]

V

Tom Raworth  'Lions in the Corner' - writing 1963-72 & 'Firewall', with visual frontispiece.

Bill Griffiths  'Binaries. Not Sonnets', a transformational assemblage of poems. More hardcore than Geoffrey Hill.

Tom Leonard  'Hesitations' a dialect sequence. 'Foodies' has fun between intimate & public 'Pompous' fonts of notices on the wall.

£9.00

VI

Robin Blaser  First UK book since 1974 draws on The Holy Forest, a life-work 'following the principle of randonee - the random & the given of the hunt, the game, the tour.'

Barbara Guest  'The poems follow distances, some short & some long, through an autobiographical surface... Then there is a shortening of the line, & we're in Russia.'

Lee Harwood  uses a collage form that tries to present a four - dimensional world, a sense of 'things' in perspective. Using a mix of fragments from stories, pictures, direct talk, quotations from other artists a fictional quotations.

£9.00

VII

Alice Notley  explores 'self through trance states, examining histories of childhood, New York, the Vietnam War, bereavement.

Wendy Mulford's work-book A Handful of Morning offers an openness to the 'ganz andere'-the wholly other/divine.

Brian Coffey  Major gathering of translations from de Nerval, Jarry, Apollinaire, Rimbaud, and the poems 'Topos', 'Glendalough'.

£9.00

VIII

Tina Darragh  'After a murder wave of teens gunning down other teens, adolescents in Washington plan their own funerals. Several say that the flower arrangements on their caskets should spell out the brand names of their favourite clothes.'

Douglas Oliver  Uncollected works from Arrondissements, his final novel Whisper Louise & Shattered Crystal.

Randolph Healy  His method of demarking a route for cargoes of information reaches its apex in Arbor Vitae, and pushes the lessons of Briggflats forward.

£9.00

IX

Nicholas Moore  First publication of A Lake for Tantulus (1948) a 34 poem sequence begins 'I ran after you I ran after you / I ran all over the town. I looked in the park, I looked in the pub, by the cinema / But you were gone, you were gone.'

Fred Beake  also develops the terse lament, the satirical, complex music a necessity. Complimentary to this Micro-Selected is 'The Night of Loveless Nights', after Desnos.

Meg Bateman  New Gaelic/English poems:

We looked at the stars for a while
before we turned in with the dogs,
and you said it was high time
you learnt their names properly.

But soon you will be amongst them yourself
and I will be the one trying to name you;
you whose nature I have seen
only as their faint points of light -

£9.00