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PBS Spring 2019 Selection: Jane Yeh & Marilyn Hacker

Monday, 26 Nov 2018

No Text We're delighted to announce that the 2019 Spring Selections for the Poetry Book Society include two Carcanet collections! The forthcoming Discipline by Jane Yehis a Recommendation, and Marilyn Hacker's forthcoming Blazons: New and Selected Poems has a Special Commendation!

Yeh's Discipline will be her third Carcanet collection: she depicts a haunting and hilarious variety of lives, from an endangered young rhinoceros to the denizens of the 1980s New York club scene. These multifaceted poems explore what identity isn’t and is, as performance, as struggle, as change, as art with penetrating wit, channeling the voices of outsiders, artists, misfits, and others. These miniature dramas perform their own autopsies: ‘Sweet, then sour. My lips the colour of Doubt’.

Hacker is an award-winning author, translator and critic alongside being a poet. Blazons is the sequel to her 2006 Carcanet collection, Essays on Departure, collecting quarter century’s work by one of the most elegant and pertinent poets working in English. Hacker brings together material from eight books, including a generous excerpt from the erotic verse novel Love, Death and the Changing of the Seasons, and new work written in a vertiginously changing political world. Hacker writes narrative poems, lyrics and elegies; she is witty, angry, traditional, experimental.

Congratulations to both authors, and a massive thank you to the Poetry Book Society, too! You can order both the collections from our website, with 10% off RRP, and free UK P&P - happy days!

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