Poetry, like music, has the power to touch us on levels that prose sometimes can’t. Take a seat and be inspired by some wonderful wordsmiths. Find out more about National Poetry Day - 8 Oct 2015.
This Month's Featured Books
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. The compelling new poetry collection from the T S Eliot Prize shortlisted poet. Many of these poems are concerned with ruined or abandoned structures, dismembered and disappearing bodies, constructed and deconstructed identities; behind...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
Loop of Jade
Winner of the T S Eliot Prize 2015. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2015. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, this is an enthralling exploration of self and place, of migration and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015. Features poems that are hymns to the male body - to male friendship and male love - muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. An elegant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2015
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