Several Deer — Adam Crothers

Ten of Carcanet’s new poetry titles are available for free reading, enjoyment and evaluation for the month of October. As digital editions, here they are:

Several Deer – Adam Crothers:

Measures of Expatriation – Vahni Capildeo:

Serengeti Songs – Chris McCully:

Skies – Alison Brackenbury:

Understand the Weapon, Understand the Wound – John Cornford:

Through – David Herd:

To Fold the Evening Star – Ian McMillan:

Herne the Hunter – Peter McDonald:

The Homeric Hymns – McDonald:

Holy Toledo – John Clegg:



This is a new use of the Exact Editions platform to provide short-term but full access for new books, or books about to be published. Because the Exact Editions platform is not a file download system (unlike PDF or ePub or Kindle books) it is straightforward to provide open access for a limited period. Any university, college, school or public libraries that wish to purchase these or any other titles on the Exact Editions platform, should review the offering and contact

Publishers of richly-illustrated and well-designed books who currently have very limited avenues for offering digital access to their books on a temporary basis are welcome to contact Exact Editions [] and we will be pleased to outline and demonstrate our service for promoting books with full open access on a time-limited basis through Evaluation Windows.

These Carcanet books are delightful and fascinating. Read them via the links on this blog and tell your poetry-loving friends about them.