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  1. The Grief of a Happy Life

    The Grief of a Happy Life

    Written by Christopher Howell, Series edited by Linda Bierds

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    In Christopher Howell’s twelfth collection of poems, his gifts for elegy, humor, and lyricism are on full display. The Grief of a Happy Life explores the interplay between memory and imagination, celebrating the ways that happiness... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2019
    Hardback | £15.99
  2. Republic Café

    Republic Café

    Written by David Biespiel, Series edited by Linda Bierds

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    Inspired by Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amour, and sharing the spirit of Tomas Transtromer’s Baltics and Yehuda Amichai’s Time, Republic Café is a meditation on love during a time of violence, and a tally of what appears... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2019
    Hardback | £15.99
  3. Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today
    Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today comprises two interwoven series—one of linked prose poems called “Another Letter to the Soul” and one of individual lined poems that explore the connection between anima and animal.... Learn More
    Published: 6th September 2017
    Hardback | £15.99
  4. Vagrants & Accidentals

    Vagrants & Accidentals

    By Kevin Craft

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    Vagrants & Accidentals, the second full-length collection from poet Kevin Craft, is part vade mecum, part songbook, whose taut lines and adaptable stanzas traffic in the personal effects of emigration and estrangement, exile and... Learn More
    Published: 27th December 2016
    Hardback | £15.99
  5. Plume

    Plume

    Poems

    By Kathleen Flenniken

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the "empty" desert West. Award-winning poet Kathleen Flenniken grew up in Richland, Washington, at the height of the Cold War, next door to the Hanford... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2016
    Hardback | £74.00
  6. The Holding Hours

    The Holding Hours

    By Christianne Balk

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    Emotion, raw and unadorned, is woven through the poems of Christianne Balk's The Holding Hours. Part I explores the subtle and surprising transformations that come from caring for her young, neurologically injured daughter. Insights... Learn More
    Published: 18th August 2015
    Hardback | £15.99
  7. Disquiet

    Disquiet

    By John C. Witte

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    Disquiet is a collection of poems that utilizes natural phenomena—a bright beach, a fallen tree limb, the weight of gravity—to evoke and reflect upon memory and human experience. The poems are structurally innovative, each... Learn More
    Published: 13th February 2015
    Hardback | £19.99
  8. Plume

    Plume

    Poems

    By Kathleen Flenniken

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    The poems in Plume are nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the "empty" desert West. Award-winning poet Kathleen Flenniken grew up in Richland, Washington, at the height of the Cold War, next door to the Hanford... Learn More
    Published: 11th October 2013
    Paperback | £14.99
  9. Underdog

    Underdog

    Poems

    By Katrina Roberts

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    In Underdog, poet Katrina Roberts draws on wide-ranging historical and cultural sources to consider questions of identity, to ask us to meditate on how each of us is “other” - native, immigrant, sojourner, alien - and to examine... Learn More
    Published: 27th September 2013
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. Charming Gardeners

    Charming Gardeners

    By David Biespiel

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    The formally nuanced and wise epistolary poems in David Biespiel’s new collection are grounded in friendship, camaraderie, and the vulnerability and boldness that defines America.Roving from the old Confederacy of Biespiel's... Learn More
    Published: 12th August 2013
    Hardback | £23.99
    Paperback | £14.99
  11. The Book of Men and Women
    David Biespiel's energetic language, so varied and musical and precise, is quite unmatched by that of other contemporary poets. The Book of Men and Women is his second collection in the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, and as... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 2013
    Paperback | £12.99
  12. Dreamless and Possible
    This generous volume of new and selected poems by Christopher Howell encompasses three decades of his distinguished work, drawing upon all of his previous books. Dreamless and Possible chronicles his wide range of interests, expressed... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2013
    Paperback | £15.99
  13. Pacific Walkers
    Nance Van Winckel's wry, provocative slant on the world and her command of images and ideas enliven these stunning poems. Presented in two parts, Pacific Walkers first gives imagined voice to anonymous dead individuals, entries... Learn More
    Published: 7th February 2013
    Hardback | £19.99
  14. Second Nature

    Second Nature

    By John C. Witte

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    John Witte's poetry sweeps the reader immediately into its crosscurrents, its passionate engagement and its ambivalence. Composed of staggered tercets, the poems in Second Nature track the chaotic rush and swerve of life as we... Learn More
    Published: 7th February 2013
    Paperback | £12.99
  15. Underdog

    Underdog

    Poems

    By Katrina Roberts

    Series Pacific Northwest Poetry Series

    University of Washington Press

    In Underdog, poet Katrina Roberts draws on wide-ranging historical and cultural sources to consider questions of identity, to ask us to meditate on how each of us is “other” - native, immigrant, sojourner, alien - and to examine... Learn More
    Published: 3rd June 2011
    Hardback | £23.99
  16. Dreamless and Possible
    This generous volume of new and selected poems by Christopher Howell encompasses three decades of his distinguished work, drawing upon all of his previous books. Dreamless and Possible chronicles his wide range of interests, expressed... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2010
    Hardback | £19.99
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