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Get the first five books from new publisher Little Island Press for half price with your PBS Membership discount. Normally £130, through a combination of this special offer and your 25% member discount, they're yours for £65. 

Little Island Press is a literary publisher that concentrates its current efforts on three collectable series – Budding New Poets, Memento and Transits – creating aesthetically pleasing hardback books that aptly mirror the quality of the writing within them.

The books so far are:

William Plomer: Selected Poems
edited by Neilson MacKay
WAS £25.00

By turns lyrical, amatory, satirical and dramatic, William Plomer addresses his favourite subjects – Africa, the divided self, aesthetic pleasure, the macabre and the absurd – with a formal assurance, bleak wit and urgency of feeling. This rich and thorough selection presents, for the first time in almost fifty years, Plomer’s best.

Ada Kaleh by Freddie Mason
illustrations by Alice-Andrea Ewing
WAS £20.00

Submerged by the rising waters of the Danube after the construction of the Iron Gates Dam between former Yugoslavia and Romania in the early 1970s, the island of Ada Kaleh is no more.

This two-part poem, Ada Kaleh, anxiously unfolds and examines its own landscape of erasures and removals. It is a document of what floods in when you try to remember what you really need to, but can’t. Through collages of voice, persona and place, it is a poem that inhabits an eerie whimsy of amnesia and a violent compulsiveness of memory.

Bink Noll: Selected Poems
selected & edited by David  R. Slavitt
WAS £20.00

For those few who remember Bink Noll, he remains the Vermeer of American poetry, with a delicacy of hand and eye that again and again presents us with domestic perceptions that have what Melville called “the shock of recognition”. In a voice that is rich and accomplished, Noll offers us lessons in alertness that are, unlike most lessons, delightful.

Merrill Moore, XxX: 100 Poems
edited by David R. Slavitt
WAS £25.00

Perhaps best remembered as Robert Lowell’s psychologist, Merrill Moore was a key member of the Fugitive group of poets, alongisde John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate. This re-introduction will help establish the importance of Merrill Moore's poetry, the best of which is on display here for the first time.

Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944
edited by Floyd Cheung
WAS £35.00

Friend to Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and Stéphane Mallarmé, Sadakichi Hartmann influenced a whole generation of writers, artists and photographers.

Edited and introduced by Dr Floyd Cheung, this first ever collected poems of Sadakichi Hartmann will help uncover one of modern poetry’s most unique and overlooked characters.

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