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Weerloos Lewe (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Cas Vos Weerloos Lewe (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Cas Vos
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Cas Vos het hom met sy vorige bundels reeds gevestig as digter van liefdespoesie. In hierdie is dit nie bloot die tema van die liefde wat opval nie, maar ook die liefdevolle hantering van ’n wye register onderwerpe. Opvallend is die groot aantal gedigte oor kuns en kunstenaarsfigure soos Vincent van Gogh en die Suid-Afrikaanse skilder Marlene Dumas, die komponis J.S. Bach en die beeldhouer Michelangelo. Ook eietydse ikone soos Edith Piaf, Kate Moss en Katie Melua word met deernis aan die leser voorgestel.

Sloper (Afrikaans, Paperback): Louis Esterhuizen Sloper (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Louis Esterhuizen
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Die digter ondersoek die slopingsproses wat op sowel fisiese as emosionele vlak voltrek word. Dit affekteer onder andere huise en tuine maar ook menslike verhoudings en die kort bestek van die mens se lewe. Die tou is hier 'n betekenisvolle simbool wat hede en verlede verbind. Teenoor aftakeling en afslyting staan die herstel van die gees in menslike verhoudings, groei, die behoud van herinnering en beweging deur ruimtes en ervaring om nuwe moontlikhede oop te maak.

Pacific Shooter (Paperback): Susan Parr Pacific Shooter (Paperback)
Susan Parr
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"Pacific Shooter is a book of transformations as insubordinate and subversive as Ovid's Metamorphoses -- and with all the taste and twang of a new language. The bourgeois reader will hate it: there's too much magic, too much genius, too much linguistic bliss." -- Susan Mitchell, from her judge's citation

"Susan Parr's poetry is an orchestra of rim-shots and flashbang intimacy. 'Wind a sheet around all, ' she croons in this vivid collection, 'then bring into the dark this beatific twill.' Her poems pop and vibrate on armatures of spiked sonics and an intellect that twirls with dazzling humor. Awash in verbal intimacies, Parr never forgets to mean, and in doing so she's turned up the potency -- a needle of her verse has a laser's power. Pacific Shooter is the playful sweetness in our last breath, and in these pages, Parr will 'afford you / the machine: the logomotive yo-yo. Go man, ' her poems clap. 'Go: yo, yo.'" -- Alex Lemon

Aan 'n Beentjie Sit En Kluif (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marius Crous Aan 'n Beentjie Sit En Kluif (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marius Crous
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Sonskyf (Afrikaans, Paperback): Trienke Laurie Sonskyf (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Trienke Laurie
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Die bundel bestaan uit ses afdelings met die son as deurlopende tema. In die eerste afdeling kom die Suid-Afrikaanse seelewe, plante, diere en voels aan die bod. Die digter tref dikwels amusante vergelykings tussen natuur- en sosiale verskynsels, soos die vergelyking van 'n jellievis met 'n straatvrou in die reeks "Kwal". In die derde, omvangryke afdeling "Songod", word die aanbidding van die son in antieke Egipte en argeologiese opgrawings tematies ontgin. 'n Boeiende tema in die vierde afdeling, "Soveel onder die son", is die herdigting van verhale en legendes uit die noordweste van Suid-Afrika. Die digter se belangstelling in die skepping van kunswerke lei tot boeiende gedigte oor kunstenaars soos Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer en Suid-Afrikaanse skilders soos Cecily Sash. Dit is egter bowenal die groter skepping wat herhaaldelik deur die digter ondersoek word, van die nietigste plantjie tot die grootse hemelruim. Die bundel begin nie verniet met die afdeling "Sonbesie" en eindig met die gedig "Liewenheersbesie" nie – tussenin word die lewe op aarde in sy wye verskeidenheid ter sprake gebring.

Lush (Paperback): Haidee Kruger Lush (Paperback)
Haidee Kruger
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Shark (Paperback): Francine Simon Shark (Paperback)
Francine Simon
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Twenty queer and tender love poems by, for, and about sharks.

Die aarde is 'n eierblou ark (Afrikaans, Paperback): Susan Smith Die aarde is 'n eierblou ark (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Susan Smith
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In Susan Smith se eerste bundel, in die afwesigheid van sin, het reeds ’n hele aantal gedigte oor die omgewing verskyn. In die nuwe bundel word die omgewingsgesprek voortgesit. Die gedigte handel egter nie oor bewaringsvraagstukke nie, maar oor die mens se verhouding tot die aarde en die lewende wesens daarop. Soos die titel aandui, word die aarde gesien as ’n soort vaartuig wat deur die heelal reis. Dit is ook die boot waarmee die mens op sy lewensreis vaar deur verskillende waters. Plante, veral bome, is verwysingspunte op hierdie reis. Die woorde van die digter is instrumente wat die vaart moontlik maak, dit beskryf en die bedreigde lewendes help bewaar: die aarde is ’n eierblou ark wat deur die melkweg veer waarin ons waterdeurdronge deur soutreen en sleepmistonge hiermaals vaar en as bede om vergiffenis en genade daagliks silwer woordspane deur water stuur.

In Plaas Van Stilte (Afrikaans, Paperback): Miriam Van hee In Plaas Van Stilte (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Miriam Van hee
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Miriam Van hee is tans een van die mees gelese digters in die Lae Lande. In hierdie keuse uit haar poesie het Daniel Hugo, die vertaler, hom in sy keuse eerstens laat lei deur die vertaalbaarheid van die verse, maar ook probeer om die Afrikaanse leser ’n oorsig te bied van haar werk. Van hee se poesie is so gestroop soos takke wat hulle blare verloor in die herfs, die seisoen wat dikwels in haar gedigte genoem word. Stemmings van stilte, afwagting en leegheid is oorheersend. Al is die landskappe waaroor sy skryf, met sneeu bedek, en al is die stede en huise waarin die verse geplaas word, die van ’n vreemde land, sal die Suid-Afrikaanse leser die emosies van verlies, weemoed en verlange maklik kan herken en daarmee identifiseer. Daniel Hugo slaag uitmuntend daarin om die delikate wereld van hierdie Vlaamse woordkunstenaar in glashelder Afrikaans oor te sit.

Die Geel Kafee (Afrikaans, Paperback): Koos Kombuis Die Geel Kafee (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Koos Kombuis
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Die geel kafee het oorspronklik in die 1980's onder Koos Kombuis se skrywersnaam Andre Letoit verskyn. Met die publikasie van hierdie gedigte was die Nuwe Suid-Afrika nog net 'n pypdroom. Toe hy vir die eerste keer “weer hierdie ou poems... deurlees,” skryf Kombuis in sy voorwoord by die tweede druk, het twee dinge hom opgeval: hoe hy al hoe nader aan sy loopbaan as liriekskrywer beweeg het en hoe Eurosentries die digbundel was. “Maar," voeg hy by: “... dalk, wie weet, dien dit as inspirasie vir jong digters en skrywers vandag.”

Intimately Absent (Hardcover): Cas Vos Intimately Absent (Hardcover)
Cas Vos; Translated by Leon De Kock
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The poet Cas Vos has already established a reputation with his previous collections of love poetry. In Intimately Absent he once again touches on the themes of love and loss.

In this remarkable collection, beautifully translated by Leon de Kock, he depicts the gripping tale of the doomed medieval lovers, the philosopher Peter Abelard and the nun Heloise, by way of a dialogue. The poems are based on the actual letters they wrote each other after they were so cruelly separated. In this dialogue the poet succeeds in making their longing for each other very real.

The series is concluded with poems that give voice to their child, Astralabe. In these he tells of his yearning for the parents he never knew. In the last section the sombre shadow of death comes to the fore, but even here love tempers all.

Look We Have Coming to Dover! (Hardcover): Daljit Nagra Look We Have Coming to Dover! (Hardcover)
Daljit Nagra 1
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Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', the collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief. Nagra, whose own parents came to England from the Punjab in the 1950s, conjures a jazzed hybrid language to tell stories of aspiration, assimilation, alienation and love. By turns realist and romantic, these charged and challenging poems never shy from confrontation, but remain, always, touched by a humorous zeal and an appetite for living. This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber's publishing over the decades.

Duskant Die Donker / Before It Darkens - Gedigte / Poems (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Cas Vos Duskant Die Donker / Before It Darkens - Gedigte / Poems (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Cas Vos; Translated by Leon De Kock
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The poet Cas Vos has already established a reputation with his previous collections of love poetry. In Intimately absent he touched on the themes of love and loss. In this collection, of his poems are fed from ancient times, the religious as well as the mythological, but also at the same time reaching out to the modern era. The poet searches for new links, connecting with other times, other texts and other art forms. The poem is palimpsest where other times and texts are constantly evident, where nothing is final. He involves artists, artworks, ancient history, the mythology, eroticism and music. Opposite the powers of silence and death, he poses that of sound, language and music. The poems in Duskant die donker/Before it darkens are accessible and should be appreciated by a variety of readers.

The Odyssey (Paperback): Homer The Odyssey (Paperback)
Homer; Translated by Emily Wilson 1
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The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer's sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer's descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero's adventures, Wilson recaptures what is "epic" about this wellspring of world literature.

Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer - A Poem (Paperback): Kelly Cherry Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer - A Poem (Paperback)
Kelly Cherry
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Book of Mercy (Paperback, Main - Canons): Leonard Cohen Book of Mercy (Paperback, Main - Canons)
Leonard Cohen 1
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The poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions. Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the greatest writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of the last hundred years.

Watermerke (Afrikaans, Paperback): Lucie Moller Watermerke (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Lucie Moller
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In hierdie stewige debuut, skryf Lucie Möller oor ’n wye verskeidenheid onderwerpe.

Benewens verse oor vuur as suiwering en vernietiging, kuns, musiek en letterkunde, speel ’n groot aantal van die verse af teen die agtergrond van die herkenbare landskappe van Namibië, die Noord-Kaap en veral die bosveld van die Waterberge.

Möller gee konkrete gestalte aan die natuurlike elemente van dié landskappe, die plante, diere en voëls, maar ook die berge en riviere.

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.

Die Begeleiding Van Duiwe (Afrikaans, Paperback): Rosa Smit Die Begeleiding Van Duiwe (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Rosa Smit
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Die begeleiding van duiwe is 'n stewige bundel oor 'n verskeidenheid verweefde temas. Die liefdesgedigte is dikwels nostalgies en vol verlange, maar hou verrassend genoeg ook verband met die tema van oorlog en stryd wat deur die bundel loop. Daar is 'n durende spanning tussen verskillende sfere in die bundel: tussen die aardse en die verhewene, die godsdienstige en die lyflike, tussen Israel en Suid-Afrika. Hierdie spanning word in ’n mate oorbrug deur beweging tussen die werelde, deur reise, verhuising en weggaan, met duiwe wat dikwels as skakel tussen die verskillende sfere optree. In die slotgedig “Eksodus” word die tweespalt treffend in die Suid-Afrikaanse aktualiteit ingebed, met die liefdes- en godsdienstige temas wat steeds saamklink.

The Half-God of Rainfall (Hardcover): Inua Ellams The Half-God of Rainfall (Hardcover)
Inua Ellams 1
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From the award-winning poet and playwright behind Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge. There is something about Demi. When this boy is angry, rain clouds gather. When he cries, rivers burst their banks and the first time he takes a shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land take note. His mother, Modupe, looks on with a mixture of pride and worry. From close encounters, she knows Gods often act like men: the same fragile egos, the same unpredictable fury and the same sense of entitlement to the bodies of mortals. She will sacrifice everything to protect her son, but she knows the Gods will one day tire of sports fans, their fickle allegiances and misdirected prayers. When that moment comes, it won't matter how special he is. Only the women in Demi's life, the mothers, daughters and Goddesses, will stand between him and a lightning bolt.

Vol Draadwerk (Afrikaans, Paperback): Marius Crous Vol Draadwerk (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Marius Crous
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Die temas in hierdie bundel sluit deels aan by temas uit sy vorige bundels, maar daar is ook heelwat nuwe onderwerpe. Die gedigte oor musiek, die skilderkuns en die letterkunde in afdelings I en IV toon weer eens Crous se vernuf in die ontginning van intertekste, terwyl die homoerotiese gedigte in afdeling VI voortbou op die tema in sy tweede bundel.

A Book of Lives (Paperback): David Farrell A Book of Lives (Paperback)
David Farrell
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Liefland (Afrikaans, English, Paperback): Louis Esterhuizen Liefland (Afrikaans, English, Paperback)
Louis Esterhuizen
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Liefland is in vyf afdelings verdeel. Reeds heel in die begin lees ons "Onthou die aarde nog die krag/ wat dit gevorm het/ die berge, onthou die berge/ die lawa/" en die vers sluit later af met die woorde "Onthou die liefde die niks". Die digter skroom nie om verskillende fasette van ons land en die tyd waarin ons woon te ontgin nie, of dit gaan oor die vrou wat sterf langs die pad, 'n moord op Bitterfontein, 'n kind wat deur bendes geskiet word in Waterbergstraat, bergies of straatkinders, 'n bom wat ontplof.

Om Te Onthou - Versamelbundel Ter Viering Van Die Digter Se 85ste Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback, illustrated edition): Barend J.... Om Te Onthou - Versamelbundel Ter Viering Van Die Digter Se 85ste Jaar (Afrikaans, Paperback, illustrated edition)
Barend J. Toerien
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Hennie Aucamp het in 'n huldeblyk na Toerien se dood opgemerk dat Om te onthou beslis meer aandag verdien as wat dit by verskyning gaande gemaak het: "[Barend was] 'n man vir alle seisoene, veral vir die herfs en die winter. Maar weerkerende motiewe is daar tog: die natuur, die liefde, die kunste. En hierin is hy, ondanks sy ironie en satires, 'n aartsromantikus."

Essential Poems from the Stayling Alive Trilogy (Paperback): Neil Astley Essential Poems from the Stayling Alive Trilogy (Paperback)
Neil Astley 1
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"Staying Alive", "Being Alive" and "Being Human" have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 500 poems to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. These books have been enormously popular with readers, especially as gift books and bedside companions. The poems - by writers from many parts of the world - have emotional power, intellectual edge and playful wit. This new pocketbook selection of 100 essential poems from the trilogy is a Staying Alive travel companion (also available as an e-book). As well as selecting favourite poems from the trilogy - readers' and writers' choices as well as his own favourites - editor Neil Astley provides background notes on the poets and poems. This format makes it even more suitable as a gift book for all those people you're sure would love modern poetry if only they were familiar with these kinds of poems. These essential poems are all about being human, being alive and staying alive: about love and loss; fear and longing; hurt and wonder; war and death; grief and suffering; birth, growing up and family; time, ageing and mortality; memory, self and identity; faith, hope and belief; acceptance of inadequacy and making do - all of human life in a hundred highly individual, universal poems.

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