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 - 6 Oct 2016.
This Month's Featured Books
Let Them Eat Chaos
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
Say Something Back
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Lyric, intimate, acidly witty, unflinchingly brave, Say Something Back is a deeply moving book by one of our finest poets, and one destined to introduce Riley's name to a wide new readership. Costa...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Alice Oswald's poems are always vivid and distinct, alert and deeply, physically, engaged in the natural world. Mutability - a sense that all matter is unstable in the face of mortality - is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Sunshine is the new collection from Next Generation Poet Melissa Lee-Houghton. A writer of startling confession, her poems inhabit the lonely hotel rooms, psych wards and deserted lanes of austerity Britain. Costa judges'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
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