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Poetry Poetry Books

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.

This Month's Featured Books

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
A book to make you think and feel, this is an important, beautiful, spellbinding treasure. Words from nature are disappearing, being removed, left to one side to be forgotten. Some words are in real danger of being lost forever, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017
The Poetry Pharmacy by William Sieghart
The Poetry Pharmacy
William Sieghart
A distillation of prescriptions given – and taken – on William Sieghart’s online Poetry Pharmacy. No harm to be got from these prescriptions, instead there is comfort, love, advice and experience aplenty. I was immediately taken by the poems of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Sunshine by Melissa Lee-Houghton

Sunshine
Melissa Lee-Houghton
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,...

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Falling Awake
Alice Oswald
Winner of 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...

Say Something Back by Denise Riley

Say Something Back
Denise Riley
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...

Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest

Let Them Eat Chaos
Kate Tempest
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...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Poems on the Underground by

Poems on the Underground

After nearly thirty years and almost 500 poems, Poems on the Underground has become a familiar and welcome sight on London's Tube, paying tribute to the magnificent tradition of English...

40 Sonnets by Don Paterson

40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
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...

Undying A Love Story by Michel Faber

Undying A Love Story
Michel Faber
How can you say goodbye to the love of your life? In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright,...

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