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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book With Love, Grief and Fury by Salena Godden
    With Love, Grief and Fury - by Salena Godden

    £16.99   hardback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781805303510 | ISBN 10: 1805303511

    A collection full of comfort, vulnerability, rage and inspiration from one of the powerhouses of British poetry and award-winning novelist Salena Godden.   With Love, Grief and Fury contains love poems, for people and the planet; grief poems b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
    Time is a Mother - by Ocean Vuong

    £12.00   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781787333703 | ISBN 10: 1787333701

    Discover the Sunday Times bestselling collection from the TikTok sensation and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.  'One of the most important poets of his generation' ANDREW MCMILLAN, author of Physical   'Powerful' DUA LIPA ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let the Light Pour In: Morning Poems by Lemn Sissay
    Let the Light Pour In: Morning Poems - by Lemn Sissay

    £12.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781805301134 | ISBN 10: 1805301136

    An uplifting poetry collection from the number one bestselling author of My Name Is Why, Lemn Sissay OBE.  THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Li ... more

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  • Cover image of book More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry by Kayo Chingonyi (Editor)
    More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry - by Kayo Chingonyi (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781838855321 | ISBN 10: 1838855327

    A scorching anthology of Black British poetry, edited by the award-winning acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi and following in the footsteps of the 1998 seminal collection The Fire People.  A SUNDAY TIMES BEST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR  In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry by Lemn Sissay (Editor)
    The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry - by Lemn Sissay (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781838855338 | ISBN 10: 1838855335

    This seminal collection of Black British poets ignited a movement when it was first published in 1998. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names.  Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and hip ... more

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  • Cover image of book Divine Blue Light (For John Coltrane) by Will Alexander
    Divine Blue Light (For John Coltrane) - by Will Alexander

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780872868700 | ISBN 10: 0872868702

    From Will Alexander, finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, a new collection of poems from the intersection between surrealism and afro-futurism, where Césaire meets Sun Ra. Divine Blue Light further affirms Alexander’s status as one of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pessimism is for Lightweights: 30 Pieces of Courage and Resistance by Salena Godden
    Pessimism is for Lightweights: 30 Pieces of Courage and Resistance - by Salena Godden

    £13.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781914236228 | ISBN 10: 191423622x

    One of the very first publications to come off the Rough Trade Books press, Pessimism is for Lightweights began life as thirteen pieces of courage and resistance from the pen of the one and only Salena Godden. These are poems written for the women’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency by Chen Chen
    Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency - by Chen Chen

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781780376233 | ISBN 10: 1780376235

    What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue? In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his exploration of family, both blood and chosen, examining what ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters to Gil by Malik Al Nasir
    Letters to Gil - by Malik Al Nasir

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008464479 | ISBN 10: 0008464472

    "A searing, triumphant story. A testament to the tenacity of the human spirit as well as a beautiful ode to an iconic figure"(Irenosen Okojie) Letters to Gil is Malik Al Nasir's profound coming of age memoir - the story of surviving physical and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Someone Is Missing Me by Tina Tamsho-Thomas
    Someone Is Missing Me - by Tina Tamsho-Thomas

    £7.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781913211356 | ISBN 10: 1913211355

    Tina Tamsho-Thomas is a published writer, poet, spoken word artist, playwright and human rights activist with an international reputation.   Sample Poem:  Takin’ the Position Purple – Thank you Alice Walker   I ... more

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  • Cover image of book All The Names Given by Raymond Antrobus
    All The Names Given - by Raymond Antrobus

    £10.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529059502 | ISBN 10: 152905950x

    From the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019   Raymond Antrobus’s astonishing debut collection, The Perseverance, won both Rathbone Folio Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, amongst many other accolades; the poet’s much anticipated ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem by Amanda Gorman
    The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem - by Amanda Gorman

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781784744601 | ISBN 10: 1784744603

    Amanda Gorman's powerful and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.   On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry ... more

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  • Cover image of book Home Body by rupi kaur
    Home Body - by rupi kaur

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471196720 | ISBN 10: 1471196720

    From the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.   rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a refl ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Stranger
    A Stranger's Pose - by Emmanuel Iduma, with a Foreword by Teju Cole

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115496 | ISBN 10: 1911115499

    A Stranger’s Pose is an evocative and mesmerising account of travels across different African cities.   With lyrical and absorbing prose, Emmanuel invites the reader to share in his travels, and the encounters he made along the way. Alongsi ... more

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  • Cover image of book House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson
    House of Lords and Commons - by Ishion Hutchinson

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571347759 | ISBN 10: 0571347754

    ‘Exquisite’ (New Yorker), ‘breathtaking’ (Los Angeles Times), ‘baroque and moon-lit’ (Boston Globe) House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in the Americas when it recently appeared, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now by Amit Majmudar (Editor)
    Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now - by Amit Majmudar (Editor)

    £11.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781524711320 | ISBN 10: 1524711322

    Poets on the march: 50 crucial poems written in response to the current political climate, selected and introduced by the Ohio Poet Laureate—and son of immigrants — Amit Majmudar.   In a political atmosphere where language and even meani ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems by Lemn Sissay
    Gold from the Stone: New and Selected Poems - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781782119456 | ISBN 10: 1782119450

    Lemn Sissay's first poetry collection was written aged eighteen and hand-sold to miners on the picket lines of Warrington. Since then his poems have been sculpted in iron and built from concrete, declaimed in over twenty countries. He has performed t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Elephant by Siana Bangura
    Elephant - by Siana Bangura

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993513107 | ISBN 10: 0993513107

    Elephant is the debut collection of poetry by writer, blogger, and poet Siana Bangura (@sianaarrgh).  Never afraid to address the elephant in the room – the very spirit with which this collection was put together – Bangura’s work has a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Scent: The Complete Works of Dinesh Allirajah by Dinesh Allirajah
    Scent: The Complete Works of Dinesh Allirajah - by Dinesh Allirajah

    £15.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910974261 | ISBN 10: 1910974269

    Before his untimely death at the age of 47, Dinesh Allirajah was one of the most versatile and accomplished writers working in the North of England. Whether as a performance poet, literary critic, wry social commentator or masterfully understated sho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)
    The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop - by Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Quraysh Ali Lansana (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463954 | ISBN 10: 1608463958

    Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets by Jackie Kay, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (Editors)
    Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets - by Jackie Kay, James Procter and Gemma Robinson (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249298 | ISBN 10: 1852249293

    From Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight, Out of Bounds is a newly charted map of Britain as viewed by its black and Asian poets. It takes the reader on a riveting, sensory journey through Scotland, England and Wales, showing the whole country from a fresh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tippoo Sultan
    Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man Eating Tiger-Toy Machine!!! - by Daljit Nagra

    £12.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571264902 | ISBN 10: 0571264905

    Look We Have Coming to Dover!, the remarkable debut by Daljit Nagra, marked the arrival of a thrilling new voice in poetry and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection along the way. In this, his second volume, his writing shows every bit the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse by Akbar Ahmed
    Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse - by Akbar Ahmed

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781604864854 | ISBN 10: 1604864850

    Akbar Ahmeds Suspended Somewhere Between is a collection of poetry from the man the BBC calls the worlds leading authority on contemporary Islam." A mosaic of Ahmeds life, which has traversed cultural and religious barriers, this book of verse is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten: New Poets from Spread the Word by Bernardine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra (editors)
    Ten: New Poets from Spread the Word - by Bernardine Evaristo and Daljit Nagra (editors)

    £8.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781852248796 | ISBN 10: 1852248793

    This groundbreaking anthology of ten new poets truly reflects the multicultural make-up of contemporary Britain. At a time when less than 1% of all poetry books published in the UK are by black or Asian poets, the work of these writers testifies to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems (Book with
    Alternative Anthem: Selected Poems (Book with 'John Agard Live! DVD) - by John Agard

    £12.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781852248239 | ISBN 10: 1852248238

    John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. Alternative Anthem is a live album of poems from books published over three decades, with a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse by Edited by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt
    The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse - by Edited by Stewart Brown and Mark McWatt

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780199561599 | ISBN 10: 0199561591

    The Caribbean has produced one of the most vigorous and exciting bodies of poetry of the last one hundred year. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse is the only contemporary anthology to present the best of the English-language poetry of the region alo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jejuri by Arun Kolatkar
    Jejuri - by Arun Kolatkar

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781590171639 | ISBN 10: 1590171632

    A sequence of stunningly simple but haunting poems, Jejuri is one of the great books of modern India. Jejuri is a site of pilgrimage in author Arun Kolatkar's native state of Maharashtra, and Jejuri the poem is the record of a visit to the town - a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Linton Kwesi Johnson: Selected Poems by Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Linton Kwesi Johnson: Selected Poems - by Linton Kwesi Johnson

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141025018 | ISBN 10: 0141025018

    Pioneering poet Linton Kwesi Johnson revolutionized literary English with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican Creole, radical politics and dub rhythms. This major selection covers over three decades and includes classic early poems like I ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slave Song by David Dabydeen
    Slave Song - by David Dabydeen

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845230043 | ISBN 10: 1845230043

    Slave Song is unquestionably one of the most important collections of Caribbean / Black British poetry to have been published in the last twenty years. On its first publication in 1984 it won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and established Dabydeen as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beautiful. And Ugly Too by M.K. Asante, Jr
    Beautiful. And Ugly Too - by M.K. Asante, Jr

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781592214228 | ISBN 10: 1592214223

    Beautiful. And Ugly Too, the critically-acclaimed, second poetry collection from award-winning author M.K. Asante, Jr, reveals through its delicate rhythm, the plurality of being alive. The poems, sketched from influences and drawn from experiences a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Morning Breaks in the Elevator by Lemn Sissay
    Morning Breaks in the Elevator - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780862418380 | ISBN 10: 0862418380

    This is a twist of Lemn. There is no smokescreen, no flim-flam or slim-slam. Morning Breaks in the Elevator is Lemn's first book in eight years.  In the intervening time, besides being a featured artist on the multi-million selling album Leftism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New (Revised) by Audre Lorde
    Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New (Revised) - by Audre Lorde

    £16.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780393309751 | ISBN 10: 0393309754

    "Undersong is a remarkable poetic document. It comprises a thoroughgoing revision of Lorde's early poems, 1950-1979, along with nine hitherto unpublished poems from that period, and an essay describing the revision process.  Readers new to Lorde ... more

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  • Cover image of book Langston Hughes: Selected Poems by Langston Hughes
    Langston Hughes: Selected Poems - by Langston Hughes

    £9.99   paperback   (1987) - ISBN 13: 9781852421274 | ISBN 10: 1852421274

    For over 40 years, until his death in 1967, Langston Hughes captured in his poetry the lives of black people in the USA. Selected Poems is made up of Hughes' own choice of his poetry, published first in 1959.It includes all of Hughes' best known poe ... more

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