A few jewels from our latest ebook haul
Did you know we collect graphic novels? Well, if they have a poetic bent. This beauty —a version of Euripides by renowned Canadian classicist-poet Anne Carson— certainly does. It tells the tale of three women surviving the decimation of Troy and the murder of all its men. Taking a leaf from Art Spiegelman's Maus, the characters appear in animal form. We also have two print copies on the way, for those of you who prefer reading in old-school book form (how quaint).
A 'tenderfoot' is a term for someone 'green' — a naive sapling. In this sequel to Ethiopia Boy, the tenderfoot is a white boy discovering his otherness and privilege in sixties Ethiopia. He takes a surreal and transformative journey through hunger, desire and Addis Ababa, with angry couplets and a red bicycle. Why not join him?
Have you noticed the severe lack of anthologies of Apocalyptic or neoromantic poetry? We hope to see more 'corrective' gatherings like this, redressing the anti-visionary bias of the modernist canon. Here are the usual suspects (the lauded and the laureate) accompanied by more female voices (still only 40 out of 200), unfairly-forgotten poets and poems reprinted for the first time in 80 years.