Category: Poetry


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A Retrospective of Chinese Literature

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beijing, China, Chinese Literature Press,China: 1998

Seller ID: 010923

Chinese/English text. Sl. shelfwear to covers. View more info

Poet's Choice 1970

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Island Press: 1950

Seller ID: 024306

No. 541 of 600 handset copies, sl. wear to wraps, brown spot mid-page pages 5-7. View more info

Homage to Eros : 100 Great Poems of love and Lust

By: Abse, Dannie (selected and Introduced by)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.K., Robson Press: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029263

An unmarked copy, dust jacket shows part of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. "Celebrated poets of past centuries such as John Donne and Lord Byron, or renowned modern ones, such as W. H. Auden and Carol Ann Duffy, keep company with less well-known poets. All confess their love or beg for it or rage against it, sometimes with humour and generally with elegance." View more info

The Diversions of Purley : And Other Poems

By: Ackroyd, Peter; Wright, Thomas (edited and with an Introduction by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 1990

Seller ID: 017674

Small chip to front panel, pages lightly tanned. View more info

The Hanging of Jean Lee

By: Albiston, Jordie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Black Pepper: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 029431

"In this richly imagined procession of poems, Albiston re-imagines how the grim life of Jean Lee stepped along its course to her execution.The book is a triumph of grasp and sympathy." (Chris Wallace-Crabbe). Long PO gift inscription verso half title (opposite title page). View more info

Images, Reflections : Gathering Tributes

By: Alexander, Patrick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Earthdance: 1995

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed to P0 By Author

Seller ID: 028649

Poet Patrick Alexander was a Fitzroy identity for many years before his death in 2005. This, his fourth collection of poetry, has a long and florid inscription to the previous owner dated 06/7/95. Diagonal crease to front panel, minimal edgewear to wraps. View more info


By: Alf Taylor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 1995

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed to P0 By Author

Seller ID: 029806

Inscribed to PO by Alf Taylor, otherwise unmarked and in excellent condition. View more info

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Eyes in Times of War

By: Alizadeh, Ali

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Salt Publishing,UK: 2006

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 014695

This collection of poems speaks to an individual's place and emotions during war. The wars depicted in this volume - the 'history wars', the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s, 'the war against terror', 'the clash of civilisations', etc - form the background against which the speaker's language seethes and writhes. These fractured lyrics - or 'antiheroic couplets' - take place in a volatile space in the aftermath of ancient conquests and prior to future atrocities. Here the medi... View more info

Toward the Liberation of the Left Hand

By: Anderson, Jack

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1977

Seller ID: 014627

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Shooting the Floricans : Poems from Sri Lanka

By: Arasanayagam, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sri Lanka, Samina: 1993

Inscription: Inscribed to P0 By Author

Seller ID: 025196

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The Door

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2007

Seller ID: 022239

The Door, Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since her award-winning Morning in the Burned House, is a magnificent achievement. These fifty lucid, urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political, viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. Brave and compassionate, The Door inter... View more info

In Extremis : The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1993

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 023025

The book is in excellent, unmarked condition. D/W price-clipped with sl. creasing to back pane (now protected). View more info

Daniel Yammacoona

By: Balassone, Damian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Ginninderra Press: 2013

Edition: First

Seller ID: 025755

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The Darwin Poems

By: Ballou, Emily

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Western Australia Press: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: 020452

"Emily Ballou's sensitive and beautifully imagined verse-portrait of Charles Darwin's life saves the man from the legend, bringing to light a fragile, deeply felt humanity, and capturing the textures of his work and dreams, the noise and touch of his wife and children, his inner doubts and questions." View more info

Bartho : The poems of David Bartholomew

By: Bartholomew, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.K., APix: 2001

Edition: Presume First Edition

Seller ID: 027786

An unmarked copy, unpaginated, tiny crease to lower left corner back panel, View more info

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Abandoned Novel

By: Beach, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, Victoria University Press: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: 014552

Combining ideas, information, and language from a broad range of sources, and transforming them into lines that are both deliberately prosaic and mysteriously musical, this collection of 60 decasyllabic sonnets are both formally rigorous and bracingly antipoetic. From the opening evocation of a high-wire act through highly ironic explorations of ideas of literary immortality, to a ceremony of "at homeness" in Bolton Street Cemetery, this book traces a fascinating arc whi... View more info

Avril : being essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance

By: Belloc, Hilaire

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth and Co.: 1910

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 027208

Dark blue cloth boards in very good condition. blind stamped logo to fornt panel, gilt title to spine clear and bright. PO sticker front pastedown, endpapers and fore-edges tanned, B & W frontis "The Beauty of this World" intact and clear. A lovely copy. View more info

Jamaica Labrish

By: Bennett, Louise; Nettleford, Rex (notes & Introduction by)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Jamaica, Sangster's Book Stores: 1966

Edition: First

Seller ID: 017981

Minimal edgewear and spotting to fore-edges and eps, lower corners bumped, PO name/details verso ffep, D/W rubbed and edgeworn. View more info

The Day is Dancing and Other Poems

By: Bennett, Rowena

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Follett Publishing: 1968

Seller ID: 019070

D/W price-clipped with sl. insect damage to back panel. View more info

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Poems on the Underground : a New Edition

By: Benson, Gerard,; Cernaik, Judith; Herbert, Cicely

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Particular Books (Penguin): 2012

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027223

Oblong hardcover with patterned paper covered boards, cloth spine. View more info