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The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
The Lost Words
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | 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...
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
Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi
Kayo Chingonyi
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Poetry Award Translating as 'initiation', kumukanda is the name given to the rites a young boy from the Luvale tribe must pass through before...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
On Balance by Sinead Morrissey
On Balance
Sinead Morrissey
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Poetry Award Winner of the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Collection. Winner of the 2017 Poetry Book Society Choice Award. Set against a backdrop...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017
Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore
Inside the Wave
Helen Dunmore
The Winner of the 2017 Costa Book of the Year Award & Category Winner of the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Poetry Award Wendy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2017
Useful Verses by Richard Osmond
Useful Verses
Richard Osmond
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2017, Costa Poetry Award This is a fiercely inventive, darkly witty and brilliantly observed debut from a voice unlike any other you have read before -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
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 plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2016
Sunshine by Melissa Lee-Houghton
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, psych wards and deserted lanes of austerity Britain. Costa judges'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016
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 matter is unstable in the face of mortality - is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
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, tragic, candid and true, these poems are an exceptional chronicle...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2016
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 to introduce Riley's name to a wide new readership. Costa...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
We British The Poetry of a People by Andrew Marr
We British The Poetry of a People
Andrew Marr
‘We British’ is a remarkable book, full to the brim with some extraordinary poetry that will encourage you to open your heart and mind. Andrew Marr looks beyond the obvious, even when including some of our most famous poets and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
Talking Dead by Neil Rollinson
Talking Dead
Neil Rollinson
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015. Lifting the lid on the human condition in a heartfelt celebration of the act of being, whether in moments of love or mortality, sex or feasting, this book features a meditation on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2015
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 divided self - in some of the most powerful and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2015
Almost the Equinox Selected Poems by Sarah Maguire
Almost the Equinox Selected Poems
Sarah Maguire
This welcome selection of Maguire's poems spans time and continents - from the 'bare flanks' of the Thames at low tide to the night streets of Marrakech - bringing us the sights and sounds of distant lands, as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2015
Desert Songs of the Night 1500 Years of Arabic Literature by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey
Desert Songs of the Night 1500 Years of Arabic Literature
Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey
With 1500 years of poetry and prose included in this anthology, there is a hugely diverse range of thoughts and feelings on display. In the introduction, the editors Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey explain the importance of and provide...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2015
Physical by Andrew McMillan
Andrew McMillan
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
The Hawk in the Rain by Ted Hughes
The Hawk in the Rain
Ted Hughes
Including many of Hughes' best-known poems, such as 'The Jaguar', 'The Thought-Fox' and 'Wind' - now stapes of British poetry anthologies - Hawk in the Rain is the foundation of Hughes' reputation as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry 100 Men on the Words That Move Them by Anthony Holden, Ben Holden
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
Anthony Holden, Ben Holden
In this fascinating anthology, one hundred men - distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theatre and human rights - confess to being moved to tears by poems that haunt them.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe
Loop of Jade
Sarah Howe
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
The Observances by Kate Miller
The Observances
Kate Miller
Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In the informal rituals of the tide remaking its tideline, of a painter absorbed in the act of painting or of an old couple greeting the night, the English poet Kate Miller sees...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2015
Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot by T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney
Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney
Voted as Britain's favourite poet in a 2009 BBC poll, Eliot selected and designed this collection himself in 1954 as an introduction to his work for new readers. Containing The Waste Land and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2015
High Windows by Philip Larkin
High Windows
Philip Larkin
A collection, which includes some of Larkin's best-known pieces ( The Old Fools, This Be the Verse, The Explosion, and the title poem) showing the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/10/2014
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 poetry, and to those who have contributed to its richness...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
Winning Words Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life by William Sieghart
Winning Words Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life
William Sieghart
Features poems that inspire you on to Olympian goals. From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity, this book motivates you to thrill through life's most magical moments.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
Poems of the Decade An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry by Forward Publishing
Poems of the Decade An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry
Forward Publishing
Bringing together more than one hundred poems from the many thousands submitted to the Forward Prizes for Poetry in the first decade of the 21st century, this book offers an introduction to a wide range of contemporary poetry.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/03/2015
Chelsea Flower Show Massacre by Mark Fiddes
Chelsea Flower Show Massacre
Mark Fiddes
A Debut collection of funny, reflective and empathetic poems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2015
You Made Me Late Again! My New Collection by Pam Ayres
You Made Me Late Again! My New Collection
Pam Ayres
With over fifty new poems from Britain's favourite poet, this book presents an essential addition to author's incomparable collection of works. Pam's poems are observant, witty and poignant in equal measure. Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems in You Made...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2015
Disinformation by Frances Leviston
Frances Leviston
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: 01/02/2015
The Poetry of Sex by Sophie Hannah
The Poetry of Sex
Sophie Hannah
Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand but - implicit, explicit, nuanced or starkly frank - sex itself has long been a staple subject for poets. This book offers a selection that ranges from ancient Rome to modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
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