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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 38 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book WHAT by John Cooper Clarke
    WHAT - by John Cooper Clarke

    £16.99   hardback   (2024) - ISBN 13: 9781035033164 | ISBN 10: 103503316x

    'Nothing short of dazzling' – Alex Turner 'A big-hearted poet of boundless humour and unmistakable style' – Kit Fan, Guardian   Dr John Cooper Clarke's dazzling, scabrous voice has reverberated through pop culture for decades, his influence o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Orange and Other Poems by Wendy Cope
    The Orange and Other Poems - by Wendy Cope

    £8.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780571389513 | ISBN 10: 0571389511

    The Orange provides the perfect introduction to Wendy Cope, one of Britain’s wittiest, best-selling and best-loved poets.  My heart has made its mind up And I’m afraid it’s you.   A glorious selection of Wendy Cope’s most be ... 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 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 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 Cosmopolitan City by Paddy Wailey-Hammett
    The Cosmopolitan City - by Paddy Wailey-Hammett

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781739909901 | ISBN 10: 1739909909

    "It takes a brave person to write about Everton and Liverpool football clubs with such passion in the same book. To mix it with Poems and Images of Street Art in areas of such tribal passion is bordering on the insane - but that is precisely the poin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slug by Hollie McNish
    Slug - by Hollie McNish

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780349726366 | ISBN 10: 0349726361

    "An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... 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 Reflections: A Poet-Theologian in Lockdown Leeds by Hannah Stone
    Reflections: A Poet-Theologian in Lockdown Leeds - by Hannah Stone

    £0.00   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781913508135 | ISBN 10: 1913508137

    Reflections: A Poet-Theologian in Lockdown Leeds features a collection of stories, observations and poetry by Leeds based author, Hannah Stone.   The project began in Spring 2020 as England entered the first lockdown. Hannah was appointed Poet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems by Simon Armitage
    Magnetic Field: The Marsden Poems - by Simon Armitage

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571361441 | ISBN 10: 0571361447

    Growing up in Marsden among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage has always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window, those ‘private, moonstruck observations’ and the clockwork comings and go ... more

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  • Cover image of book The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen
    The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen - by Wilfred Owen

    £9.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784874407 | ISBN 10: 178487440x

    When Wilfred Owen was killed in the days before the Armistice in 1918, he left behind a shattering, truthful and indelible record of a soldier's experience of the First World War. His greatest war poetry has been collected, edited and introduced here ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anecdotal Evidence by Wendy Cope
    Anecdotal Evidence - by Wendy Cope

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571338610 | ISBN 10: 0571338615

    In her first collection of new poetry since 2011’s acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates ‘the half-forgotten stories of our lives’ with compassion, wisdom and wit. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experien ... 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 Tan Raptures by Alan Morrison
    Tan Raptures - by Alan Morrison

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995563506 | ISBN 10: 0995563500

    Taking its title from the brown envelopes that strike fear into benefit-claimants and the biblical ‘Rapture’, Alan Morrison’s eighth collection imagines these letters as passports to a twisted Tory notion of salvation through benefit sanction. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Four Points Fourteen Lines by Tony Chan
    Four Points Fourteen Lines - by Tony Chan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781911335177 | ISBN 10: 1911335170

    In January of 2015, school teacher Tony Chan gave up his job and embarked on a 78-day, 1,400-mile solo-trek across the four extreme points of mainland Britain, writing a sonnet on each day of the journey from Dunnet Head to Ardnamurchan Point and fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shingle Street by Blake Morrison
    Shingle Street - by Blake Morrison

    £10.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780701188771 | ISBN 10: 0701188774

    A new collection of poems from bestselling poet, novelist and memoirist, Blake Morrison  A cul-de-sac, a dead-end track, A sandbanked strand to sink a fleet, A bay, a bar, a strip, a trap, A wrecking ground, thats Shingle Street. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eliza and the Bear by Eleanor Rees
    Eliza and the Bear - by Eleanor Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844717859 | ISBN 10: 1844717852

    Eleanor Rees's first collection, Andraste's Hair was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the 2007 Forward Prizes and for the 2008 Glen Dimplex Poetry Award.  In her second full-length collection she continues to play the role of mythologiser an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Division Street by Helen Mort
    Division Street - by Helen Mort

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780701186845 | ISBN 10: 0701186844

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2013   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA POETRY AWARD 2013   The much-anticipated debut collection from award-winning poet and rising star, Helen Mort.   A stone is lobbed in '84, hangs like a star over Orgre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Her Birth by Rebecca Goss
    Her Birth - by Rebecca Goss

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847772381 | ISBN 10: 1847772382

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection In 2007 Rebecca Gosss newborn daughter Ella was diagnosed with Severe Ebsteins Anomaly, a rare and incurable heart condition. She lived for sixteen months. Her Birth is a book-length se ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yellow Tulips: Poems 1968-2011 by James Fenton
    Yellow Tulips: Poems 1968-2011 - by James Fenton

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571273836 | ISBN 10: 0571273831

    Yellow Tulips is a gathering from four decades of work by a writer described by the Observer as 'the most talented poet of his generation'.   Winner of both the Queen's Gold Medal and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, James Fenton has given read ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Do Wid Me: Benjamin Zephaniah Filmed Live & Direct by Benjamin Zephaniah, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce
    To Do Wid Me: Benjamin Zephaniah Filmed Live & Direct - by Benjamin Zephaniah, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781852249434 | ISBN 10: 1852249439

    To Do Wid Me is a film portrait of Benjamin Zephaniah by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, drawing on both live performances and informal interviews.  It shows him performing his poetry for different audiences and talking about his work, life, beliefs an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day Hospital by Sally Read
    The Day Hospital - by Sally Read

    £8.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249489 | ISBN 10: 185224948x

    Across one day in London, twelve elderly men and women sit in flats, walk, or wait, and speak about their histories, their hopes, their loves, their disappointments and griefs and above all seek to express who they are and what their life has been. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 by Adrian Mitchell
    Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008 - by Adrian Mitchell

    £15.00   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781852249465 | ISBN 10: 1852249463

    Come On Everybody brings together poems from a dozen collections published by Adrian Mitchell over five decades, from Poems (1964) to Tell Me Lies (2008).  His poetrys simplicity, clarity, passion and humour show his allegiance to a vital, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Men Pomes by Gerry Potter
    The Men Pomes - by Gerry Potter

    £8.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780957014107 | ISBN 10: 0957014104

    "Is there a time somewhere I don't know Where The Man stood alone Atop his ivory tower and declared to the world That his voice Would be the only voice obeyed? In that same time-space I don't know, Did all the other men agree?"(Fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Breaking Silence by Jacob Sam-La Rose
    Breaking Silence - by Jacob Sam-La Rose

    £9.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781852249151 | ISBN 10: 1852249153

    Jacob Sam-La Rose has been described as a one-man literary industry. This was Patrick Neates comment on the BBC Poetry Season website: Passionate about poetry and its power to change peoples lives, hes a lesson to us all. Hes also a damn fine ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Peter Hay
    The Ballad of Reading Gaol - by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Peter Hay

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781901677751 | ISBN 10: 1901677753

    In May of 1895, the most dazzling man of letters of the nineteenth century was sentenced to two years with hard labour for acts of gross indecency with another male person. On his release he moved to France, where he wrote the Ballad: an anguished ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage
    Seeing Stars - by Simon Armitage

    £10.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571249947 | ISBN 10: 0571249949

    Simon Armitages new collection is by turns a voice and a chorus: a hyper-vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, parables and tall tales.  Here comes everybody: Snoobie and Carla, Lippincott, Wittmann, Yoshioka, Bambuck, Dr Amste ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love Poems by Carol Ann Duffy
    Love Poems - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330512725 | ISBN 10: 0330512722

    A selection of dazzling love poems from the Poet Laureate. Whether writing of longing or adultery, seduction or simple homely acts of love, Carol Ann Duffy brings to her readers the truth of each experience. Her poetry speaks of tangled, heated p ... more

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  • Cover image of book So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne by John Keats, with an introduction by Jane Campion
    So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne - by John Keats, with an introduction by Jane Campion

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141442471 | ISBN 10: 0141442476

    John Keats died aged just twenty-five. He left behind some of the most exquisite and moving verse and love letters ever written, inspired by his great love for Fanny Brawne.   Although they knew each other for just a few short years and spent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eliza and the Bear by Eleanor Rees
    Eliza and the Bear - by Eleanor Rees

    £12.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844715664 | ISBN 10: 1844715663

    Eleanor Reess first collection, Andrastes Hair was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the 2007 Forward Prizes and for the 2008 Glen Dimplex Poetry Award. In her second full-length collection she continues to play the role of mythologiser and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters by John Keats, with an introduction by Jane Campion
    Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters - by John Keats, with an introduction by Jane Campion

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099529651 | ISBN 10: 0099529653

    John Keats died in penury and relative obscurity in 1821, aged only 26. He is now seen as one of the greatest English poets and a genius of the Romantic age. This collection, which contains all his most memorable works and a selection of his letters, ... 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 Waiting for the Brown Trout God by Pauline Rowe
    Waiting for the Brown Trout God - by Pauline Rowe

    £7.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781902096636 | ISBN 10: 1902096630

    This is an awaited first full collection by Pauline Rowe. Her poems offer a series of elegies for lost love, for lost innocence, for the mad and the sad and those displaced by the cruelties of contemporary life. The confessional edge to these poems c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Continental Shelf by Fred D
    Continental Shelf - by Fred D'Aguiar

    £9.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847770431 | ISBN 10: 1847770436

    "Demerara whose east coast raised me From a mere stalk to stand straight  To stand tall no matter what current Help me find your grain your flow And Demerara sweeten me  So my art keeps your river's cave at Your sense of cane fie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Answering Back by Carol Ann Duffy (editor)
    Answering Back - by Carol Ann Duffy (editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780330448246 | ISBN 10: 0330448242

    Carol Ann Duffy has invited fifty of her peers to choose and respond to a poem from the past. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired - Paul Muldoon, Vicki Feaver and U. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry by Edited by Richard Bartlett
    Halala Madiba: Nelson Mandela in Poetry - by Edited by Richard Bartlett

    £9.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780955233906 | ISBN 10: 0955233909

    From the day the cell door closed on Nelson Mandela 40 years ago, poets took up the fight for freedom - not just his freedom, but that of an entire people. This book brings together almost 100 poems from 25 countries that show how a generation of poe ... 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 Apology for Absence by Julia Darling
    Apology for Absence - by Julia Darling

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904614128 | ISBN 10: 1904614124

    A little over a year since the appearance of her first book of poetry, Sudden Collapses in Public Places (which was awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation), Julia Darling completed her second collection.  Her first book grew from her e ... more

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