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Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace: Selected Poems

By Lyngso, Niels

Toronto: Book Thug, 2006. Produced in conjunction with the author s appearance at Harbourfront's 2004 International Festival of Authors in Toronto as part of their SuperDanish Festival, Pencil of Rays and Spike Mace is the first full-length collection in English by Niels Lyngsoe, one of the most original poets working in Denmark today. Translated by New York poet, scholar, and translator Gregory Pardlo, who worked closely with the author to capture not only the multiple nuances of each poem but to also transpose their deliberate physical and visual properties. 1st Can Ed. Original Wraps. As New.

$30.00

Stones on Water

By Solway, David

Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1972. Poems by a Canadian writer some inspired by his visits to Greece. "This book is affectionately dedicated to all the resolute and imaginative liars that I met in the island of Alonissos." Author inscription "For Lillian from David.... Toronto April8/86" 52p.. Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Frost on the Window and Other Poems

By Stewart,Mary

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. "Classical legend and location, myth and magic, birds and animals and the love of natural beauty ..."l Exceptionally neat copy, dj is price clipped else fine . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$75.00

Bedrock
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Bedrock

By Solway, David [Andreas Karavis]

Montreal: Signal Editions/ Vehicule Press, 1993. "This collection of poetry was inspired by stays on various Greek islands and by the work of several poets the author has known and admired - Nikos Gatsos, Henrik Nordtbrand, and Andreas Karavis. As with all books of travel poetry, "Bedrock" is a marriage of subject and object, self and other." Errata sheet laid. 105p ( NOTE "Andreas Karavis" is the fictional Greek alter ego of Solway himself). 1st Can Ed. Soft Cover. As New.

$35.00

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez
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The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez

By Hafez (Robert Bly & Leonard Lewisohn)

New York: Harper, 2008. The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love--enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry. 114p.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$50.00

Songs of the Kisaeng
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Songs of the Kisaeng

By Contogenis, Constantine [trans]

Brockport, NY: BOA, 1997. Original Korean poems, written by famous Courtesan during the 16th and 17th centuries now in English translations.[Series: New American Translations (Book 10)]. First Edition. As New/As New. Illus. by Kim won-Suk.

$45.00

Za Chwile

By Osiecka, Agnieszka

Lodz: Prospero , 2001. Poems illustrated by Magdalena Katbowiak. 207p. illus .col. Agnieszka Osiecka (9 October 1936 - 7 March 1997) was a poet, writer, author of theatre and television screenplays, film director and journalist. She was a prominent Polish songwriter, having authored the lyrics to more than 2000 songs, and is considered an icon of Polish culture.[Only 5 copies in WorldCat] . First Edition. Hardcover. As New.

$55.00

Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968

By Cohen, Leonard

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1971. A selection from earlier books plus some new poems. Winner of the 1968 Governor General's Awards, which he refused to accept. Clean, tight unmarked copy, spine slightly sunfaded. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$65.00

Dark Swirl
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Dark Swirl

By Dabydeen, Cyril

Leeds: Peepal Tree, 1989. Guyanese-Canadian author. 1st UK Ed.. Original Wraps. As New.

$20.00

Via Diaz (Essential Poets Series 42)

By Perticarini, Romano

Toronto: Guernica Editions, 1989. Italian poetry translated into English by Carlo Giacoobe. Parallel Italian and English text 153p.. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

Station Island [IN ITALIAN]

By Heaney, Seamus

Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori, 1995. A Cura di Gabriella Morisco. Traduzioni di Gabriella Morisco e Anthony Oldcorn. 170p. Spine slightly age toned, else fine. . First Thus. French Wraps. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Gabriella Morisco.

$20.00

Nettles: Poems
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Nettles: Poems

By Khoury-Ghata, Venus

St Paul,MN: Graywolf Press, 2008. Venus Khoury-Ghata is a Lebanese poet and novelist. "In "Nettles" Venus Khoury-Ghata brings her impulses for lyric poetry and for stark narrative together into five enchanting sequences. Each confronts the realities of womanhood, immigration, and cultural conflict with an imagination and history born from both the Arabic and French languages. In a masterly translation by Marilyn Hacker, Nettles gives American readers this utterly original, indispensable poetry." 219p. A bookplate inside the front cover states that it was awarded the "Griffin Trust" International Award for Poetry . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. As New.

$25.00

Fata Morgana: Poems

By Cosma, Flavia

U.S.A.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003. A collection of poems by a Romanian-Canadian author with English translations by Don Wilson. 89p Flavia Cosma is a Romanian-born Canadian poet who came to Canada in 1976 as a political refugee. She studied drama for two years, and worked in Romania as a radio and television sound director. She continues to work in this field in Canada as an independent producer/director and writer for TV documentaries.To date, Flavia has published seven books of poetry, a novel, a travel memoir and a book of fairy tales. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. As New.

$30.00

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

By Byron,George Gordon Noel (Lord Byron)

New York: Hurst & Company, 1900. Very crisp, clean and attractive vintage copy, a late 19th.C.? reprint (no date) Decorative binding , olive green cloth embossed in red, with pastedown coloured portait of Byron on front cover and a Frontispicee engraving of Byron. pages ruled in red throughout.. 270p. Name of previous owner on ffep, dated 1909.. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

Poetry Since 1939

By Spender, Stephen

London: British Council/ Longman's Green, 1946. World War II effectively cut off literary cmmunication between many countries. This short book distributed by The British Council was ...written simply to answer the question "What poems have been written between 1939 and 1945 in Britain?" and provides a survey including these authors : T.S.Eliot, Edith Sitwell, Robert Graves, Edwin Muir, W.H.Auden, C Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, S, Spender, William Empson, Dylan Thomas, George Barker, David Gascoyne and others. It includes photographs of the authors and a select bibliography. 70p.. 1st UK Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$15.00

Parasites of Heaven

By Cohen, Leonard

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966. Cohen's fourth collection of poems, notable for being the first to include "Suzanne"[p 70-71], A clean tight unmarked copy, with a tiny chip on back cover and spine slightly sun faded, else fine. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$75.00

In Flanders Field: And Other Poems of the First World War

By Busby, Brian [ed]

London: Arcturus Publishing, 2005. "Few people alive today had direct experience of the First World War, and yet it seems embedded in the collective consciousness of the combatant nations as a warning to future generations of the futility of military conflict. Our awareness of the terror, loneliness and desperate hope endured by the men who fought this war we owe to the quality of the art that came out of it, not least the poetry. Despite the passage of time, its ability to move and inspire us remains undimmed, as this superb new compilation richly demonstrates. Selected from the work of soldiers killed in action--starting with Rupert Brooke in 1915 and ending with the tragic loss of Wilfred Owen seven days before the Armistice--the poems capture a broad range of emotions, contemplations and states of mind, ranging from anthems about the brutality of war to wistful evocations of home and loved ones left behind. This collection showcases some of the best poetry to emerge from the conflict and stands as a worthy memorial to the collective talent and sacrifice of those who gave their lives." I92p.illus. Small format book in blue cloth with gilden decoration in box sleeve. A nice gift book.. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. New. Boxed.

$25.00

The Journals of Susanna Moodie
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The Journals of Susanna Moodie

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: MacFarlane Walter & Ross, 1997. The attractive trade edition of a collaborative work of Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter that was first issued in a lavish fine press editona of only 120 copies. in 1980 .With a memoir by Charles Pachter and a Foreword by David Staines.Unpaginated. illustrated . First Thus. Hardcover. As New/Transparent Jacket. Illus. by Charles Pachter.

$25.00

Twenty-One Poems.

By Causley, Charles

Stratford Upon Avon: Celandine Press, 1986. "Among the English poetry of the last half century, Charles Causley’s could well turn out to be the best loved and most needed " Ted Hughes. This limited edition contains a selection of his poems with tipped in illlustrations by Robert Tilling. From the Colophon : 300 copies set in Monotype Bembo and printed for the Celandine Press on Arches mould made paper made by Gleen Storhaug at Five Seasons Press. Bound at Smith Settle & Co. Illustarions printed at the Senecio Press The first 75 copies ... are signed by the poet and boud in quarter leather. This is copy number 62 of 75 signed by the author and the artist. There is a slight bump with tiny tear to the marbled paper at the top right corner of the front cover, else fine.. Signed by Author & By Artist. 1st UK Edition. Quarter Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Tilling.

$800.00

In Unknown Seas : A Poem

By Horton, George

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1895. Original edition in pale green boards, Name of previous owner on ffep . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$85.00

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