STATE OF THE NATION: CONTEMPORARY ZIMBABWEAN POETRY
Edited by Tinashe Mushakavanhu & David Nettleingham (2009)
State of the Nation glimpses across generations to bring together 30 Zimbabwean poets in the first dedicated anthology for over two decades. In Zimbabwe, the art of conversation had become steadily harder, paralysed by political wrangling. Unasked questions, unstated views, unattainable dreams and unfulfilled promises have all been part of the formulae of a failed government. But through this decline the driving need for self-expression has remained, and found an opening on the page. The poets in this anthology burst out with a certainty and an urgency which scream – it must be told, it must be told!
186 page paperback
FROM THIS BRIDGE: CONTEMPORARY TURKISH WOMEN POETS
Edited by George Messo (2010)
In recent decades Turkish women have risen to extraordinary prominence in a literary culture once dominated by men. From This Bridge: Contemporary Turkish Women Poets is the first comprehensive survey of these startling, vibrant developments. In his landmark anthology, poet-translator George Messo gathers twenty-two of Turkey’s leading, award-winning poets, writing at the very height of their creative powers. Collectively, they represent more than half a century of innovation and change, embodying one of the most sustained and compelling re-visionings of contemporary poetry for many years.
332 page paperback