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The History Of Intimacy (Paperback): Gabeba Baderoon The History Of Intimacy (Paperback)
Gabeba Baderoon
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The History of Intimacy is the fourth collection by award-winning poet Gabeba Baderoon. These poems render various intimacies and private hurts with eloquence and tenderness: the lost innocence of a child, a loved one in an ambulance, young passion across a man-made divide, a mother visiting her son in jail, elegies to an admired musician, mentor and poet, and the reverberations of past injustices in District Six, the Cape Flats and Hangklip.

A Poet's Notebook - with new poems, obviously (Paperback, New edition): Stewart Henderson A Poet's Notebook - with new poems, obviously (Paperback, New edition)
Stewart Henderson
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A Poet's notebook... with new poems...obviously... includes not just recent favourites, television and radio commissioned poems, some freshly minted verse written especially for this book but also notes and gives the background on how, why, and where the poems were written. Such documentary reportage and wider contemporary reflection gives a fascinating insight into the genesis, development and presentation of the 30 poems chosen. In effect, the book is part journal, part commentary on the wider implications of 'how did we all end up here'? It addresses the light and shade of our days, the celebrations and catastrophes, and acutely observes the collective state and soul of 'this one life'. Complete with the poet's trademark humour encouraging the reader to practice, once again, child-like glee. These are poems you can whistle, sing, chant... and be silent with.

The Glacier's Wake (Paperback): Katy Didden The Glacier's Wake (Paperback)
Katy Didden
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In her debut poetry collection The Glacier s Wake, Katy Didden attends to the large-scale tectonics of the natural world as she considers the sources and aftershocks of mortality, longing, and loss. A number of the poems in the collection are monologues in recurring voices specifically those of a glacier, a sycamore, and a wasp offering an inventive, prismatic approach to Didden s ambitious subject matter. As poet Scott Cairns says, Didden s is a capacious voice, able at once to deliver both wit and wonder, canny insight and meditative mystery. In The Glacier s Wake, the scientific, the elegiac, and the fantastical intertwine in the service of considering our human place constructive and destructive, powerful and impermanent amidst the massive shiftings that are occurring endlessly all around us.

Stillerlewe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Pirow Bekker Stillerlewe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Pirow Bekker
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Skadu Oor Die Sonwyser (Afrikaans, Paperback): Kobus Lombard Skadu Oor Die Sonwyser (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Kobus Lombard
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Kobus Lombard se vierde digbundel word gekenmerk deur ’n sterk gevoel vir plek. Soos te verwagte is daar verwysings na bekende plekke in Namibie, soos Gobabis, Rundu, Swakopmund, die stad Windhoek, die Kavango- en Nossobrivier, die woestyn en die seekus van die dood. Selfs in gedigte waar daar geen duidelike verwysings na die Namibiese landskap is nie, bly die leser bewus van die wye en dikwels ongenaakbare landskap wat die agtergrond vir die meeste gedigte vorm, soos in “Ylblou berg”: “ … word hy bruin en ruig begroei/met swart voels wat sirkel/teen die grynslag van sy kranse”. Hierteenoor is daar in baie gedigte ook sprake van kleiner, intiemer en mensliker ruimtes: ’n strandhuis, die binneruimte van ’n kerk, museums, restaurante, selfs grafte en ’n klerekas. Met sowel die groter as die intiemer ruimtes tree die digter in gesprek. Dit is opmerklik hoe dikwels die aanspreek van plekke, mense en dinge die inslag van die gedigte vorm, asof die digter homself gedurig in verhouding met die ander stel en in die gedig hierdie verhouding wil verken en peil. Verweef met die menslike verhoudings is ook die verhouding met die verlede, met sy eie kinderjare en ’n verbygegane plattelandse lewe, wat nooit geromantiseer word nie, maar met ’n effens ironiese toon opgeroep word, soos in die gedig “Gobabis”, waar die verval van die dorpie so geteken word: “die stof hang ’n kring om die sweet van jou tiervelhoed/die vensters van jou oe is gebreek/jou mure skilfer soos oumensvel”. Die digter kyk ook ewe ironies na menslike gedrag in verskillende kontekste: kerkgangers, besoekers aan restaurante, die beheptheid met fiksheid, die verandering van straatname en selfs sy eie skryfpogings. Oor al hierdie dinge en verskynsels val die skaduwee van die sonwyser, en word die leser vroeg reeds bewus van die verbygaan van tyd sodat sekere dinge onafgehandel moet bly (“Ongevra”) en die onvermoe om te behou of te bestendig: “vergeefs soek ons taal/wat ruik na vars hopies grond/om ons verliese te begrawe”.

Reisiger Te Perd (Afrikaans, Paperback): Piet Van Rooyen Reisiger Te Perd (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Piet Van Rooyen
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Piet van Rooyen bring met hierdie werk twee van sy groot liefdes bymekaar: perdry en lees. Die gedigte in hierdie bundel, telkens gebaseer op tekste uit die wereldletterkunde waarin perde prominent figureer, word uiteindelik klein kamees van uiteenlopende eras, samelewings en ruimtes.

Poems (Paperback): Jeffery Ekins Poems (Paperback)
Jeffery Ekins
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Original Poetic Effusions - Moral, Religious, and Sentimental (Paperback): A. S. Grenville Original Poetic Effusions - Moral, Religious, and Sentimental (Paperback)
A. S. Grenville
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Studies of Sensation and Event (Paperback): Ebenezer Jones Studies of Sensation and Event (Paperback)
Ebenezer Jones
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Carine - A Story of Sweden (Hardcover): Louis Enault Carine - A Story of Sweden (Hardcover)
Louis Enault
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The Two Powers, and Other Original Tales, with Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse (Paperback): E. M. Mooney The Two Powers, and Other Original Tales, with Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse (Paperback)
E. M. Mooney
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Poems and Ballads (Paperback): James Ranken Fergusson Poems and Ballads (Paperback)
James Ranken Fergusson
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The Art of Writing English (Hardcover): John Miller Dow Meiklejohn The Art of Writing English (Hardcover)
John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
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The British Poets (Paperback): Richard Glover The British Poets (Paperback)
Richard Glover
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The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson; Volume III (Hardcover): Mary Robinson The Poetical Works of the Late Mrs. Mary Robinson; Volume III (Hardcover)
Mary Robinson
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Home, Femme, Heroic, and Miscellaneous Poems (Hardcover): Jessee H. Butler Home, Femme, Heroic, and Miscellaneous Poems (Hardcover)
Jessee H. Butler
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The Scarlet Gown - Being Verses by a St. Andrews Man (Paperback): Robert Fuller Murray The Scarlet Gown - Being Verses by a St. Andrews Man (Paperback)
Robert Fuller Murray
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The Sun and Her Flowers (Paperback): Rupi Kaur The Sun and Her Flowers (Paperback)
Rupi Kaur 1
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Tussen Duine Gebore (Afrikaans, Paperback): Julian De Wette Tussen Duine Gebore (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Julian De Wette
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Useless Magic - Lyrics and Poetry (Hardcover): Florence Welch Useless Magic - Lyrics and Poetry (Hardcover)
Florence Welch 2
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The perfect gift for fans of Florence + the Machine A beautifully illustrated collection of lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from Florence Welch Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic. 'An elegant collaged scrapbook' Observer 'A treasure . . . beautiful. Generous in its honesty, by the end you feel as though you have climbed into the colourful, and sometimes tortured, world of a passionate artist' iNews

Multivers (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hennie Smith Multivers (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hennie Smith
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Uit stof, ster, planete word daar poësie gemaak. Die digter verken die geskape Univers met fyn aanvoeling en vernuf. Hier is ’n poëtiese fisikus op sy allerbeste.

Hennie Smith se aanleg vir wiskunde en wetenskap het hom tot ’n doktorsgraad in fisika geneem en ’n suksesvolle navorsingsloopbaan in Suid-Afrika en Frankryk. Sy aanvoeling vir poësie het hom egter deurgaans besiel en hy het telkens woorde gevind om emosiebelaaide insigte in verse neer te pen. Die fisika en kosmologie word vir hom ’n teleskoop om van die einders van die kosmos in te kyk op die binneruimte van menslike emosie.

Hier is van die kragtigste gedigte in Afrikaans wat die leser as ’n gedagtegolf tref en met nuwe denke oor die poësie laat. Die intense gedigte oor die roering en spanning tussen die manlike en vroulike het ook ’n kosmiese inslag wanneer hy soos Goethe in sy Faust ervaar dat die ewig vroulike hom motiveer en die volheid van die syn laat beleef. ’n Aantal verse reik uit na die grense van religie en filosofie.

Hier is ’n bundel wat die grense van dig-denke roer en verbreed.

What's This, Bombardier? - Poems (Paperback): Ryan Flaherty What's This, Bombardier? - Poems (Paperback)
Ryan Flaherty
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Ryan Flaherty pays particular attention to linguistic slippages and etymologies as heexamines the persistent difficulties of language and love in his latest collection, What's This, Bombardier? Alternating between self-deprecating humor and striking images, wry wordplay and a sense of awe at the beauties and absurdities of the world, these poems construct a postmodern play on the foundation of sadness, wonder, and longing. The combination is smart, fun, and ultimately heartbreaking -- an exciting, extraordinary debut.

Surgically Enhanced - Gift Edition (Hardcover): Pam Ayres Surgically Enhanced - Gift Edition (Hardcover)
Pam Ayres 1
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This new gift edition is a must-have for Pam's many fans - and for anyone who enjoys beautifully crafted stories and poems to make you laugh and make you think. Pam Ayres is one of our most widely-adored poets throughout the world and is nothing less than a national treasure. Her work is popular with fans of all ages, and her wry observations on the peculiarities of modern life will raise a smile from even the most hardened cynic.

Girlhood (Hardcover): Julia Copus Girlhood (Hardcover)
Julia Copus 1
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Julia Copus's new collection, Girlhood, is a book of transgressed boundaries and seductive veneers. Restlessly inquisitive, it exposes the shifting power balance between things on the verge of becoming and the forces that threaten to destroy them.

Reading these poems, we have the sense of encountering a series of filmic installations arranged by episode in a gallery. Lost, censored or disparaged voices speak out from secluded spaces and moments of hidden history: from within a professor's office and a deserted department store; from kitchens, bedrooms, hallways and upstairs windows; through changing weathers, fidgety shadows and the witching hour.

Girlhood concludes with a sequence set in a psychiatric hospital that reimagines Jacques Lacan's treatment of his most famous case study, Marguerite Pantaine. This dramatic meeting of minds has us questioning who is the more delusional - doctor or patient: like other victims in this exhilarating new collection, Marguerite may initially appear vanquished, but a closer look reveals how little of herself she has really surrendered.

Suburbia (Afrikaans, Paperback): Koos Kombuis Suburbia (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Koos Kombuis
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'n Heruitgawe van die eerste digbundel uit die pen van Andre Letoit, vandag beter bekend as Koos Kombuis. "Ek sal nooit vergeet hoe opgewonde ek was toe ek die dag my eerste gepubliseerde boek … deur die pos ontvang het nie,” skryf Koos Kombuis oor Suburbia se eerste druk. 'n Jaar voor daardie heuglike dag is die voornemende digter egter deur 'n uitgewery aangeraai om “nooit weer publikasie [te] oorweeg nie” en net te “skryf vir ... terapie”. Maar sy verse sou “viriel regop staan soos mielies in die geel transvaal” en hierdie herdruk, 21 jaar later, is ’n viering daarvan.

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