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Factitious Airs

New from ZARF Poetry:

Factitious Airs
a booklet of poems by Peter Manson

factitious airs by peter manson

20pp A5, £3.00 including UK p&p (£4.00 rest of world).  November 2016.

Click here for a sample poem.

Many thanks to Calum Gardner.

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New from Free Poetry in Boise: “The Marrying of Hérodiade” by Stéphane Mallarmé

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New from Free Poetry in Boise, Idaho: a selection of scenes and fragments from the unfinished mystery play “Les noces d’Hérodiade” by Stéphane Mallarmé.  31pp A5.  All booklets in the Free Poetry series are issued free of charge and without copyright, and the editor encourages the reproduction of this chapbook and its free distribution ad infinitum.

I’ve run out of copies from the batch I took home from Idaho, but will post here soon with details of how to obtain the booklet in UK/Europe.  Enquiries in North America and elsewhere should be sent to Martin Corless-Smith, mcsmith {at} boisestate {d0t} edu

Many thanks to Martin, and to Colin Johnson for the great (and difficult) typesetting job.

English in Mallarmé – New from Blart Books

New from Blart Books in London:

English in Mallarmé
by Peter Manson

With an introduction by Ellen Dillon.

English in Mallarmé by Peter Manson

English in Mallarmé

Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.

“These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.”

(The rest of Ellen Dillon’s preface can be read by clicking here and then following the “Preview” link below the book cover.)

Click here for a sample poem.

84pp, £7.00 in UK (see website for overseas rates).  ISBN 978-1-326-06629-1.  November 2014.

Available post-free from The Book Depository.

Thanks to Stephen Emmerson and Lucy Harvest Clarke.

Readers in search of more conventional translations of Mallarmé’s Poésies may prefer The Poems in Verse from Miami University Press.  I’m just saying.

Poems of Frank Rupture — new from Sancho Panza Press

New from Sancho Panza Press:

Poems of Frank Rupture
by Peter Manson

Poems of Frank Rupture, by Peter Manson

Poems of Frank Rupture

ISBN 978-1-910501-01-6.  112pp.

£8 per copy
£11 inc. p&p within the UK
£15 inc. p&p rest of the world, including the USA, Canada and Australia.

Contents:

  • My Funeral
  • The Baffle Stage
  • Sourdough Mutation
  • Fragments of a Narcissus
  • Untitled (“The place I’m living in…”)

For ordering information and a sample poem, visit the Sancho Panza website.

Thanks to Sara Crangle, Sam Ladkin and Andrea Evangelista.