The Burning of the Books is a collection centred on a sequence of poems which explore the long history of book burning - in particular the burning of the library of Kien in Elias Cnetti's novel Auto da Fe.
George Szirtes was born in Budapest but moved to the UK after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. As well as a poet he is a translator of Hungarian literature.
Continental Shelf is a collection of poems that draws from Fred D'Aguiar's childhood experiences growing up in Guyana and his reaction to the 2006 shootings at Virginia Tech University, where he is a teacher.
Fred D'Aguiar's previous collections include Airy Hall and Bill of Rights and his novel The Longest Memory won the Whitbread First Novel Award.
Described by the Times Literary Supplement as evoking "an England half in dream", Over is a collection centred on a sequence of poems that take their name from the international phonetic alphabet - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and so on.
This is the third poetry collection from Jane Draycott, who teaches writing at Oxford University and the University of Lancaster.
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