Deadpan, epic, and searingly charismatic, A Sand Book is at once relatable and out-of-this-world. In poems tracking climate change, bystanderism, state murder, sexual trauma, shopping, ghosting, love, and the transcendent shock of prophecy, A Sand Book chronicles new dimensions of consciousness for our strange and desperate times.
What does the destruction of our soil have to do with the weather in the human soul? From sand in the gizzards of birds to the iridescence on the surface of spilt oi
Introduced by Sarah Perry, the best-selling author of The Essex Serpent.
Uncanny. Mysterious. Eerie. Gothic.
It draws us in with its air of mystery and repels us with its violence and darkness. But who were the first practitioners of the now-prevalent genre?
A book of rooms, Kobus Moolman's new collection of poetry, deepens the explorations of his recent books Light and after and Left over. While their Beckett-like sparseness and doggedness is still there, A book of rooms moves into a realist-biographical narrative form.
Poets have been fascinated and challenged by the sonnet ever since it was imported from Italy to England in the sixteenth century. Don Paterson, himself an adept of the form, has devised an anthology that is both a sharing of personal favourites and a celebration of high moments in the sonnet's history.
This revised and updated anthology covers English poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. Aimed specifically at the Southern African market, this anthology includes a significant proportion of twentieth-century material by women and Southern African poets, together with the standard works from the rest of the world.