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After Beowulf

By Nicole Markotic

hwæt, another Beowulf translation? Not exactly…

Welcome to Denmark’s Heorot Hall, where King Hrothgar invites to his banquet table everyone but Grendel, Saxon’s cradle-made monster. Dissing this ur-outsider initiates a predictable and monstrous backlash, a Mediæval fracas ... Read more

After Jack

By Garry Thomas Morse

Jack Spicer, the barroom soothsayer of the ?Berkeley Renaissance,” forged a new kind of poetry with Robert Duncan and Robin Blaser in the decade 1945?1955, grounded in their ?queer genealogy” of Arthur Rimbaud, Federico García Lorca and other gay writers. Beginning his ... Read more

After Ted & Sylvia

By Crystal Hurdle

One of the greatest mad, sad literary love affairs of the twentieth century was that between poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. In her collection of poems, Hurdle adapts her own research on their lives to explore the love and loss in this relationship of poetic collaboration ... Read more

After the Hatching Oven

By David Alexander

After the Hatching Oven explores chickens: their evolution as a domesticated species; their place in history, pop culture and industrial agriculture; their exploitation and their liberation. Alexander takes us deep into the world of this common species, examining every conceivable ... Read more

Afterletters

By R. Kolewe

Lovers wrote letters. Letters crossed absence, longing, joy, passion, loss and heartbreak. Sometimes letters were answered. Sometimes not. And sometimes not for years, but then -

In 1948, in the exhausted aftermath of WWII, the poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann met in Vienna. ... Read more

Against the Flight of Spring

By Allan Briesmaster

Through a dazzling variety of poetic forms and styles, this book restlessly explores such themes as identity, personal growth, love and friendship, Canadian landscape, climate change, visual art, and the roots of poetry itself, in moods of anxious and impassioned questioning, ... Read more

Against the Hard Angle

By Matt Robinson

The two sections that comprise matt robinson’s fourth full-length volume of poetry, Against the Hard Angle, though disparate in terms of form ? the first consisting primarily of a long poem; the other a collection of shorter lyrical pieces ? nonetheless share a common concern ... Read more

Aiken Drum

By Peter Sanger

In his sixth collection of poetry, Peter Sanger brings his archaeologist’s eye, along with classical and local iconography, to his encounters with domestic implements, local ecology, cultural relics and landmarks. The poems in this collection achieve a delicate balance between ... Read more

Air is Elastic, The

By Ella Zeltserman

Ella Zetsermann's latest collection of poetry pushes and pulls, stretches taught and snaps back upon the weight of history and the struggle to place oneself in the here and now. From her mother's kitchen to medieval Granada, The Air Is Elastic follows a life exiled from the familiar ... Read more