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Edmund Cusick has a rare gift for narrative verse and an awareness of the mythic patterns which shape our lives. From the shadows of the sex industry to the harsh light of the high arctic, Cusick’s poems take the reader off guard, exploring with controlled passion the intersections of the sacred and the profane, the erotic and the spiritual.

Ice Maidens is a marvellous collection, setting cool, clear visions of the far north alongside queasy, disturbing, yet strangely erotic sexual nightmares, to create a tension between the light and the dark, the cold and the feverish, the aesthetics of austerity and the eerie possibilities of the everyday.
John Burnside 

 Ice Maidens is Edmund Cusick's first full collection and contains many prize-winning poems. He is the holder of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize 2005 and won the Housman Prize 1998. He previously co-authored Gronw’s Stone: Voices from the Mabinogion with Ann Gray (Headland, 1998), and edited Blodeuwedd: an anthology of Women Poets (Headland, 2001).

 

£7.50 UK               ISBN  1 902096  94 0
This new collection by Levi Tafari ranges widely in subject matter, from poems expressing his love of words and rhythm, to playful and tender love poems, to poems driven by his concern for the environment and society.
Performance poems which dance on the page. This long-awaited collection follows the success of his previous book from Headland, Rhyme Don't Pay.
  £7.50  UK                      ISBN  1 902096
ICE MAIDENS Edmund Cusick
FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE Levi Tafari

This major anthology of women's poetry, the first this century, demonstrates the strength of women's writing today an its increasing contribution to the poetry of the last thirty years.

A landmark anthology, Making Worlds includes most of the leading women poets of our time but there are also many new poets with distinctive voices. The focus of the editors in making this selection was on the poems rather than the names.

rich offerings of approach, mood, form and narrative.   
                             Anne Stevenson

MAKING WORLDS One Hundred Contemporary Women poets
POETRY POOL 3
£10.95                       272pp        ISBN 1-902096-70-3
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