‘Shelley, the writer of some infidel poetry, has been drowned: now he knows whether there is a God or no’. So wrote a Tory reviewer after Shelley’s premature death. Cruel as the remark is, the reviewer accidentally lights upon the questions that had preoccupied the poet throughout his short life: is there a God and is there life after death? Madeleine Callaghan discusses this as a crucial facet of her new book, Eternity in British Romantic Poetry for the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley's death.
Coinciding with our spotlight in June is the eighth year of Pavilion Poetry, and we're taking the opportunity to look back at our brilliant collections with a series of author Q&As. For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Marilyn Hacker, translator of Poems by Vénus Khoury-Ghata in A Handful of Blue Earth (2017) to discuss the collection and her work on translation more widely.
In an exclusive Q&A for Liverpool University Press, Lübecker chats to us about his latest book, reading nineteenth-century French poetry with a philosophical corpus, as well as his concerns for the visual.
Harold Norse: Poet Maverick, Gay Laureate, edited by A. Robert Lee and Douglas Field and published by Clemson University Press, is the first volume of essays on the enigmatic but overlooked poet and artist associated with the Beats and Gay Liberation poetry. In this blog post, the book's editors reflect on why Norse was a … Continue reading
Our three new collections from Pavilion Poetry are now available: Wilder by Jemma Borg, Hiding to Nothing by Anita Pati, and The Room Between Us by Denise Saul! What is still wild in us – and is it recoverable? The poems in Wilder, Jemma Borg’s second collection, are acts of excavation into the deeper and more elusive … Continue reading