September in the Rain: A Novel
Newbury: Holland House Books, 2016
The Selected Poetry and Prose of Vittorio Sereni: A Bilingual Edition
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006
This publication contains the largest selection of Vittorio Sereni’s poetry and prose published to date, along with an introduction, a table of dates, a commentary, and a full bibliography.
The Greener Meadow: Selected Poems of Luciano Erba
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007
Talk about Poetry: Conversations on the Art
Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2006
There are Avenues
Bristol: The Brodie Press, 2006
This longish poem is a series of prodigal’s returns to the city of Liverpool where I was first brought at the age of three, and to which I’ve been returning ever since.
Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005
My third book of literary criticism is a sequence of chapters exploring ways that selves and situations will interact and become imaginatively identified in poems.
Cambridge and Perth: Salt Publishing, 2004
Untitled Deeds is made up of 354 sequenced aphorisms, observations, and remarks on such variety topics as the fear of death, mobile phones, conceptual art, international soccer, the linguistic behaviour of politicians, market forces, and, of course, the writing and reception of poetry.
Selected Poems 1976-2001
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2003
This Selected Poems contains some revised versions of early poems only previously available in the the limited edition pamphlet A Part of Rosemary Laxton (1979) and the long unavailable Overdrawn Account (1980).
The Great Friend and Other Translated Poems
Tonbridge, Kent: Worple Press, 2002
This book brings together for the first time a choice of work in this field from the last quarter of a century. As the title underlines, these are not imitations or adaptations, but translations that remain faithful to their originals while, to the best of my abilities, becoming English poems in their own right.
Poetry, Poets, Readers: Making Things Happen
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
Poetry, Poets Readers is a defence of poetry against the protective moves which claim that poets never lie because they never affirm, or that their poems exist in a separate 'world'.
About Time Too
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2001
This full collection contains poems written from the time of my return to Japan after the brain tumour operation up to the end of 1998. This is the period in which, late in the day, I became a parent - and there are a number of poems occasioned by the birth, infancy, and childhood of my daughters.
Anywhere You Like
Sendai: Pine Wave Press, 2000
Anywhere You Like is a hors de commerce edition limited to 126 signed copies of twenty-two poems mostly written after finishing About Time Too.
Lost and Found
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1997
Five years after the disappointment with Entertaining Fates, Carcanet brought out my first book written after ceasing to live in England. A majority of the poems in Lost and Found are set in Japan.
Liverpool Accents: Seven Poets and a City
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1996
The book offered the seven poets, Elaine Feinstein, Adrian Henri, Grevel Lindop, Jamie McKendrick, Deryn Rees-Jones, Matt Simpson, and myself, the opportunity to select a series of representative poems.
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1992
After the relative success of This Other Life, the reception of my 1992 collection from Carcanet came as a disappointment.
In the Circumstances: about Poems and Poets
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992
In the Preface to this book of nine chapters on Wordsworth, Auden, T. S. Eliot, Hardy, Lowell, Hill, Montale, Pound and Browning, I wrote that each piece 'is differently engaged by the idea of other lives in poems, and poetry as a response to other lives and the otherness of those lives.'
London: Robert Jones, 1992
Robert Jones published More About the Weather in 1989, and, after selling most of the print-run, offered to bring out a limited edition of the new poems I was writing in Japan.
When I Was at my Most Beautiful and other poems 1953-1982 by Noriko Ibaragi
Cambridge: Skate Press, 1992
This small press edition of thirty-two poems translated from the Japanese came about because my co-translator's English husband-to-be had a connection with the press's editor and suggested that it might be a nice book to produce.
Selected Poems of Vittorio Sereni
London: Anvil Press, 1990
Marcus Perryman and I spent ten years working on these translations of a poet with whom I feel a close affinity.
This Other Life
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1988
It took eight years to complete a second book of poems, this one twice the length of the first, and to find a publisher for it.
With All the Views: Collected Poems of Adrian Stokes
Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1981; Redding Ridge, C.T.: Black Swan Books, 1981
London: The Many Press, 1980
This is my first collection of poems, containing pieces written between 1975 and 1979, many of them set in the North of England.