Over 40 new titles have been added to the Carcanet Collection and are available for current subscribers to access now. Available to institutions to purchase on an annual basis, subscribers will now have access to over 200 titles from the Carcanet list. The wealth of titles include career-defining new work from the poets laureate of Jamaica (Mervyn Morris) and Wales (Gillian Clarke), a debut from rising star Joey Connolly, and follow-up collections from Sinead Morrissey, Tara Bergin, Caroline Bird and Karen McCarthy Woolf.

Over 200 titles are available in the Carcanet Collection

Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism. Carcanet was founded in 1969 and from the outset adopted an international perspective, alert to Europe past and present, and to the Anglophone world at large. Seamus Heaney praised Carcanet’s ‘admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America’.

Carcanet originally started as a literary magazine, founded in 1962, with the idea to: ‘collect together and publish as a periodical poetry, short fiction, and “intelligent criticism of all the arts”; there were to be both student and senior members contributions.’ By October 1967, Michael Schmidt took over the magazine and by 1971, the magazine became Carcanet Press. Ranging more widely than commercial publishers dare to do, its list includes new writers from all over the world alongside major rediscovered authors from the twentieth and earlier centuries.

Exact Editions is offering exclusive access to a selection two titles to be free to read for seven days:

Sinead Morrissey’s Found Architecture 

Sinéad Morrissey has published six celebrated collections of poetry. This Selected Poems reveals how she has developed formally and thematically from the precocious and carefully considered first book, There Was Fire in Vancouver(1996), to the most recent and highly praised, On Balance (2017).

There is throughout Morrissey’s work a civic dimension: her imagination is dynamically peopled, as are her various landscapes and sense of history, and she is drawn to the conflicts and contradictions at the heart of all human intention and inquiry, as well as to celebrating individual women and men and the things they create or unleash. For Morrissey, each poem becomes a word-space in which readers are set free on their own journey of discovery.

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Christina Rossetti’s New Selected Poems

Almost a century ago Ford Madox Ford claimed Christina Rossetti as ‘the most valuable poet that the Victorian age produced’, and — as Valentine Cunningham recently declared — she now sits at top table with Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Barrett Browning. Feminist and queer scholars have since laid claim to Rossetti; but her Anglo-Catholic faith was never incidental to the power of even her most secular poems and is at the heart of her imaginative work. As an Anglican priest and poet, Rachel Mann in her selection appreciates Rossetti’s ambition while attending, too, to recent scholarship that focuses on the religious, feminist and fantastical elements in her work.

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