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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

ISBN: 7507104761

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1861056680

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0349101310

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 187604425X

Condition: Very Good


"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

ISBN: 064624423X

Condition: Very Good


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

Winds

By: Alf Taylor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 1995

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed to P0 By Author

Seller ID: 029806

ISBN: 1875641203

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1844712877

Condition: Fine - New


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 medieval Persian poet Rumi is seen escaping the Mongolian hordes; Satan debates Archangel Michael at the battle of Heaven and Hel... 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

ISBN: 0822952858

Condition: Very Good


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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

Condition: Very Good


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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

ISBN: 024112834X

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 1740277872

Condition: As New


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Bartho : The poems of David Bartholomew

By: Bartholomew, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.K., APix: 2001

Edition: Presume First Edition

Seller ID: 027786

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0864735294

Condition: Fine - New


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 while introducing a striking new voice to poetry. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Nosegay of Nettles : Collection Letures Du Temps

By: Berry, Ruby Paquet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brussels, Livres Du Temps: 1965

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 030152

Condition: Very Good


A very slim, unpaginated 16 page volume with lightly tanned pages, no. 82 in a print run of 200 copies. View more info

Low/Life

By: Biarujia, Javant

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Aust., Monogene: 2002

Seller ID: 009423

ISBN: 0958724989

Condition: Very Good


Sl. edgewear to D/W. View more info

The Electric Life: Essays on Modern Poetry

By: Birkerts, Sven

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., William Morrow & Co: 1989

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 021649

ISBN: 0688078613

Condition: Very Good


D/W price-clipped. View more info

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One Art: Letters

By: Bishop, Elizabeth;Giroux, Robert (selected and Edited by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Noonday Pr: 1995

Seller ID: 021332

ISBN: 0374524459

Condition: Very Good


From several thousand letters, written over fifty years - from 1928, when she was seventeen, to the day of her death, in Boston in 1979 - Robert Giroux has selected over five hundred and has written a detailed and informative introduction. "One Art" takes us behind Bishop's formal sophistication and reserve, displaying to the full the gift for friendship, the striving for perfection, and the passionate, questing, rigorous spirit that made her a great poet. View more info