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World Poetry - England -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 131 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Surge by Jay Bernard
    Surge - by Jay Bernard

    £10.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784742614 | ISBN 10: 1784742619

    *Shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2019* *Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry*   Jay Bernard’s extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry into ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zebra by Ian Humphreys
    Zebra - by Ian Humphreys

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911027706 | ISBN 10: 1911027700

    In Zebra, a boy steps tentatively from the shadows onto a strobe-lit dancefloor. Ian Humphreys’ much-anticipated debut shimmers with music, wit and humour while exploring mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchest ... 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 The Well at Winter Solstice by Eleanor Rees
    The Well at Winter Solstice - by Eleanor Rees

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784631840 | ISBN 10: 1784631841

    These are the voices of those who are silent: in the graveyards, holy wells, the river, the changing tides. A ghostly choir of lost children, hermits, lovers and rough sleepers, serving maids and sailor boys, saints and hermaphrodites resounding thro ... more

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

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781447231752 | ISBN 10: 1447231759

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Truth Street by David Cain
    Truth Street - by David Cain

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999674243 | ISBN 10: 1999674243

    On 15 April 1989, during the opening minutes of the FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, 96 men, women and children died in what remains the most serious tragedy in UK sporting history – the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. Thou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Green Noise by Jean Sprackland
    Green Noise - by Jean Sprackland

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787330924 | ISBN 10: 1787330923

    Jean Sprackland is celebrated for her tactile, transformative poetry which makes the miraculous seem familiar and the domestic other-worldly. Her new collection is tuned to new and deeper frequencies. ‘Green noise’ is the mid-frequency component ... more

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  • Cover image of book playtime by Andrew McMillan
    playtime - by Andrew McMillan

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911214373 | ISBN 10: 1911214373

    In these intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems, Andrew McMillan takes us back to childhood and early adolescence to explore the different ways we grow into our sexual selves and our adult identities. Examining our teenage rites of passage: those ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson
    Vertigo & Ghost - by Fiona Benson

    £10.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787330818 | ISBN 10: 1787330818

    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 FORWARD PRIZE*   Violence hangs over this book like an electric storm. Beginning with a poem about the teenage dawning of sexuality, Vertigo & Ghost pitches quickly into a long sequence of graphic, stunning pieces abo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unaccompanied by Simon Armitage
    The Unaccompanied - by Simon Armitage

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571333851 | ISBN 10: 0571333850

    After more than a decade and following his celebrated adventures in drama, translation, travel writing and prose poetry, Simon Armitage’s eleventh collection of poems heralds a return to his trademark contemporary lyricism. The pieces in this multi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Luckiest Guy Alive by John Cooper Clarke
    The Luckiest Guy Alive - by John Cooper Clarke

    £14.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781509896059 | ISBN 10: 1509896058

    The Luckiest Guy Alive is the first new book of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades – and a brilliant, scabrous, hilarious collection from one of our most beloved and influential writers and performers. From the ‘Attack of the F ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Atlantic Light by Tony Wailey
    An Atlantic Light - by Tony Wailey

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780992896270 | ISBN 10: 0992896274

    The long poem in this collection concerns the snooker player, Alex Higgins, the footballer George Best and the boxer Johnny Caldwell. All died of drink, all died in poverty, whether relative or acute, all came from a city in one country and all found ... 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 Blackbird, Bye Bye by Moniza Alvi
    Blackbird, Bye Bye - by Moniza Alvi

    £9.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780374222 | ISBN 10: 1780374224

    Moniza Alvi's new book is unified by birds. Her creations 'Motherbird' and 'Fatherbird' are inspired by her parents, and by the loss of her father and by his emigration from Pakistan. Among the many bird-related poems are versions of the French poets ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Bees - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852925 | ISBN 10: 1509852921

    The new collection from the Poet Laureate.  The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy's first collection of new poems as Poet Laureate, and the much-anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize-winning Rapture. After the intimate focus of the earlier ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Other Country by Carol Ann Duffy
    The Other Country - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509852932 | ISBN 10: 150985293x

    An early collection from the Poet Laureate, published for the first time by Picador.  As with her later collections, The Other Country takes its readers on a journey that is both familiar yet surreal. Escorting us to 'the other country' - that is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swims by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
    Swims - by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781908058492 | ISBN 10: 1908058498

    Plunge into mountain lakes and drift along meandering rivers in Swims, the debut poetry collection by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett.   A long poem taking many forms, Swims begins and ends in Devon, moving across the waterways of England and Wales: fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred - A Collection of Time Lord Verse by James Goss, illustrated by Russell T Davies
    Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred - A Collection of Time Lord Verse - by James Goss, illustrated by Russell T Davies

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785942716 | ISBN 10: 1785942719

    With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection — a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting ol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio by Michael Rosen
    Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio - by Michael Rosen

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995767522 | ISBN 10: 0995767521

    'Poetry can stick up for the weak' according to Michael Rosen, or it can 'mock the mighty'; it can 'glorify our rulers or it can dissect them. You choose.'   In these powerful new poems Rosen is clear about his own choices. Listening to a Pog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Christmas Poems by Wendy Cope
    Christmas Poems - by Wendy Cope

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571338580 | ISBN 10: 0571338585

    For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets.  Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and ... 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 Plum by Hollie McNish
    Plum - by Hollie McNish

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781509815760 | ISBN 10: 1509815767

    "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes."(Kate Tempest) Hollie McNish, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Poetry, has thrilled and entr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pearl by Simon Armitage
    Pearl - by Simon Armitage

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780571302970 | ISBN 10: 0571302971

    Pearl is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved.  Retaining all the alliterative music of the original, a Middle English poem though ... 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 The Autistic Alice by Joanne Limburg
    The Autistic Alice - by Joanne Limburg

    £9.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781780373430 | ISBN 10: 1780373430

    There are two acts of recovery in this book – one of a lost brother, and another of a lost self. Joanne Limburg commemorates both in her third collection, The Autistic Alice.  In its title-sequence she uses Alice in Wonderland and Through 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 The Story Chair by Gerry Potter
    The Story Chair - by Gerry Potter

    £9.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993237096 | ISBN 10: 0993237096

    "The Vacant Chair echoes throughout my life. They're vibrant, mystical, time-travelling things, telling tales of the end of lives, of invisible families, of no-longer friends, half-written legendary lovers. Story chairs indeed."   In his sixt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selected Poems by Nancy Cunard, edited by Sandeep Parmar
    Selected Poems - by Nancy Cunard, edited by Sandeep Parmar

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784102364 | ISBN 10: 1784102369

    Selected Poems gathers writing from four decades of Nancy Cunard's life, some published here for the first time.   The selection illuminates Cunard's transnational modernist project in full, from her early years as a coterie poet on the edges ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
    Let Them Eat Chaos - by Kate Tempest

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509830008 | ISBN 10: 1509830006

    Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices.   Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are ... more

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  • Cover image of book Standing Female Nude by Carol Ann Duffy
    Standing Female Nude - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781509824960 | ISBN 10: 1509824960

    Carol Ann Duffy's outstanding first collection, Standing Female Nude, introduced readers to all they would come to love about her poetry. From lovers to wives to war photographers, the poems it contains range from the delicately poignant to the fierc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Book: An Anthology, 2003-2015 by Ian D. Hall
    Black Book: An Anthology, 2003-2015 - by Ian D. Hall

    £7.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781530539062 | ISBN 10: 1530539064

    An anthology of work collected from the writing and performances of poetry by Ian D. Hall.   Liverpool has always nurtured distinctive voices in its poetry, music and art. In this collection, Ian Hall - poet, performer, reviewer of film, theat ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Alexandra Sequence by John Redmond
    The Alexandra Sequence - by John Redmond

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784102043 | ISBN 10: 1784102040

    In The Alexandra Sequence John Redmond views contemporary urban life through the suggestive prism of the ‘mummers play’, a seasonal British folk-theatre staged in the streets and door-to-door. The book’s title takes its name from an area of Liv ... 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 New and Selected Poems by Paul Birtill
    New and Selected Poems - by Paul Birtill

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781905082742 | ISBN 10: 1905082746

    Birtill covers his favourite themes of death, relationships and mental illness with his usual brand of dark humour and deep-veined irony - definitely not for the faint-hearted. "Packed with short, sharp, witty and irreverant observations."(John He ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kaleidoscope by Laura Taylor
    Kaleidoscope - by Laura Taylor

    £8.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780993237058 | ISBN 10: 0993237053

    Laura Taylor was born into a working-class family in the North of England in 1968. She has challenged arbitrary forms of authority all her life. Obsessed with words and language since her early childhood, she believes in the power of poetry as a mean ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort
    No Map Could Show Them - by Helen Mort

    £10.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784740641 | ISBN 10: 1784740640

    * A Poetry Book Society Recommendation 2016*   'When we climb alone en corde feminine, we are magicians of the Alps we make the routes we follow disappear'   The poems of Helen Mort's second collection offer an unforgettable pers ... more

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  • Cover image of book John Clare by John Clare, selected by Paul Farley
    John Clare - by John Clare, selected by Paul Farley

    £10.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571328741 | ISBN 10: 0571328741

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an ... more

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  • Cover image of book William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth, selected by Seamus Heaney
    William Wordsworth - by William Wordsworth, selected by Seamus Heaney

    £10.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571328789 | ISBN 10: 0571328784

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Fold the Evening Star: New and Selected Poems by Ian McMillan
    To Fold the Evening Star: New and Selected Poems - by Ian McMillan

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784101886 | ISBN 10: 1784101885

    April is the Cruellest Month might seem like a strange name for a dog, and sometimes I think it is when Im shouting her name on the high moors in the driving wind...   ~ from My Dog   Ian McMillan is among Britains most treasur ... 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 Camera Obscura by Sean Street
    Camera Obscura - by Sean Street

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904851653 | ISBN 10: 1904851657

    In Camera Obscura, the dark chamber of the title is pierced by memory, real and imagined voices from the ancient and recent past and attempted communication across millennia and between species. Here a Schubert mass is remade as a poem, a sound rec ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sometimes a Wild God by Tom Hirons, illustrated by Rima Staines
    Sometimes a Wild God - by Tom Hirons, illustrated by Rima Staines

    £7.50   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993365607 | ISBN 10: 0993365604

    The book of the poem by Tom Hirons, with illustrations by Rima Staines. Second printing.  Lithograph-printed for high quality on 100% recycled paper (140gsm internal, 280gsm Kraft cover) in England, by Calverts, a workers' co-op, this is the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everything Crash by Tim Wells
    Everything Crash - by Tim Wells

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908058218 | ISBN 10: 1908058218

    A piano is thrown from the top of an East London tower block. A Goth is sick on the bus. Crises, curses and kisses punctuate this new book of poetry by Tim Wells.   Written from the edges of the city, Wells tightly honed poems satirise the sl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
    Telling Tales - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782111573 | ISBN 10: 1782111573

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015  Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter by Angela Carter, with an essay by Rosemary Hill
    Unicorn: The Poetry of Angela Carter - by Angela Carter, with an essay by Rosemary Hill

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781253618 | ISBN 10: 1781253617

    Despite being one of the most influential - and best-loved - of the post-war English writers, Angela Carter remains little-known as a poet. In Unicorn, the critic and historian Rosemary Hill collects together her published verse from 1963-1971, a per ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Best British Poetry 2015 by Edited by Emily Berry
    The Best British Poetry 2015 - by Edited by Emily Berry

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784630300 | ISBN 10: 1784630306

    Your indispensable guide to the poetry of these islands, now in its fifth year   The Best British Poetry presents the finest and most engaging poems found in literary magazines and webzines over the past year. The material gathered represent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Mention the Children - by Michael Rosen

    £8.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780993149023 | ISBN 10: 0993149022

    Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved and writers for children. He has written and edited over 140 books, including contemporary primary-school classics like Mind Your Own Business, Wouldnt You Like to Know, Mustard, Custard, Grumble Belly and Grav ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue by Anon
    The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue - by Anon

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141397863 | ISBN 10: 0141397861

    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper' In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.  Introducing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rupture by Ellen Storm
    Rupture - by Ellen Storm

    £8.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780957257153 | ISBN 10: 0957257155

    Ellen Storm's dazzling first collection of poetry explores medical experience from different perspectives - that of a doctor reporting with candour and compassion, at home and abroad; that of a daughter accompanying the decline of an ageing parent; a ... 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 Ten: The New Wave by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)
    Ten: The New Wave - by Karen McCarthy Woolf (Editor)

    £9.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780371108 | ISBN 10: 1780371101

    Ten: The New Wave presents poetry from some of the most exciting new poets in Britain today. These ten poets were selected for The Complete Works 2 mentoring project, a groundbreaking initiative to promote diversity and quality in British poetry, ini ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Poems by John Berger
    Collected Poems - by John Berger

    £8.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780992740955 | ISBN 10: 0992740959

    Novelist, draughtsman, film-maker, essayist and critic John Berger is one of the major European intellectuals of our time. For sixty years he has been challenging the way we see the world and how we think about it, in books like Ways of Seeing, Per ... more

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  • Cover image of book Telling Tales by Patience Agbabi
    Telling Tales - by Patience Agbabi

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782111559 | ISBN 10: 1782111557

    Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch when the tales overrun, run offensiv ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest
    Hold Your Own - by Kate Tempest

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781447241218 | ISBN 10: 1447241215

    Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias.  This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child, man and woman to blind prophet; thr ... more

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  • Cover image of book It Never Rains by Roger McGough
    It Never Rains - by Roger McGough

    £4.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241971420 | ISBN 10: 024197142x

    I care about the environment. And try to do what is right. So I cycle to work every morning. And recycle home every night.   'Recycling' is one of the many new poems in this expanded and revised edition of The State of Poetry, Roger McGough's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 by Simon Armitage
    Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014 - by Simon Armitage

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571310678 | ISBN 10: 0571310672

    When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, Si ... 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 st ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stanza Stones by Simon Armitage
    Stanza Stones - by Simon Armitage

    £15.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781907587306 | ISBN 10: 1907587306

    The newly drawn Stanza Stones Trail runs through forty-seven miles of the Pennine region, some of the most strikingly varied landscape in the world. The terrain bears the deep scars of industrial exploitation, as well as those less obvious: the signs ... more

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  • Cover image of book New & Selected Potatoes by John Hegley
    New & Selected Potatoes - by John Hegley

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781852249786 | ISBN 10: 1852249781

    Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television.  T ... more

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  • Cover image of book As Far As I Know by Roger McGough
    As Far As I Know - by Roger McGough

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241962275 | ISBN 10: 0241962277

    As Far As I Know is a wonderful new book of poems by Roger McGough, the nation's favourite poet.  Take comfort from this You have a book in your hand not a loaded gun or a parking fine or an invitation card to the wedding of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travel Light Travel Dark by John Agard
    Travel Light Travel Dark - by John Agard

    £9.95   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781852249915 | ISBN 10: 1852249919

    John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 35 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. And he has just received the Queens Gold Medal for Poetry from Her Majesty the Queen. In th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Selected Poems by Tony Harrison
    Selected Poems - by Tony Harrison

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241964842 | ISBN 10: 0241964849

    A revised edition of Tony Harrison's award-winning Selected Poems.   This indispensable new selection of Tony Harrison's poems includes over sixty poems from his famous sonnet sequence The School of Eloquence and the remarkable long poem 'v. ... 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 The Best British Poetry 2013 by Ahren Warner & Roddy Lumsden (Editors)
    The Best British Poetry 2013 - by Ahren Warner & Roddy Lumsden (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781907773556 | ISBN 10: 190777355x

    The Best British Poetry has rapidly become one of the UKs most noted collections. Now in its third edition, Salt Publishing is proud to present this thoroughly inspirational selection from this years best poets.   Offering a completely compr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts
    Drysalter - by Michael Symmons Roberts

    £12.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780224093590 | ISBN 10: 0224093592

    A new poetry collection from the award-winning writer of Corpus and Edgelands.   Michael Symmons Roberts sixth and most ambitious collection to date takes its name from the ancient trade in powders, chemicals, salts and dyes, paints and c ... 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 Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt by John Cooper Clarke
    Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt - by John Cooper Clarke

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099583769 | ISBN 10: 0099583763

    Yes, it was be there or be square as, clad in the slum chic of the hipster, he issued the slang anthems of the zip age in the desperate esperanto of the bop. John Cooper Clarke: the name behind the hairstyle, the words walk in the grooves hacking th ... 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 Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann Duffy
    Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £5.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781447212027 | ISBN 10: 1447212029

    Beginning with the Kings Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. The lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery and the entertainment has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Roses: the Killing of Sophie Lancaster by Simon Armitage
    Black Roses: the Killing of Sophie Lancaster - by Simon Armitage

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781904590293 | ISBN 10: 1904590292

    Black Roses is a poetic sequence written in the voice of Sophie Lancaster.   Twenty-year-old Sophie was attacked in a Lancashire park in 2007 and died several days later. The ferocity of the assault caused distress and outrage when reported by ... 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)

    £12.00   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 Family Values by Wendy Cope
    Family Values - by Wendy Cope

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571280629 | ISBN 10: 0571280625

    From a motorway service area to her ambivalent relationship with religion, Wendy Cope covers a wide range of experience in her new collection. Her mordant humour and formal ingenuity are in evidence, even as she remembers the wounds of a damaging chi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Death of King Arthur by Simon Armitage
    The Death of King Arthur - by Simon Armitage

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571249480 | ISBN 10: 0571249485

    The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Mo ... 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 Collected Poems by Matt Simpson
    Collected Poems - by Matt Simpson

    £12.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781907356223 | ISBN 10: 1907356223

    The widely-admired poet, Matt Simpson, was born in Bootle in 1936. After studying English at Cambridge University, he returned to his native city with his German-born wife, and apart from one brief break in 1995, when he was Writer-in-Residence to Ar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sidereal by Rachael Boast
    Sidereal - by Rachael Boast

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330513395 | ISBN 10: 0330513397

    Rachael Boasts first collection is dominated by astral influence and divine chance, by unseen or remote causes; but despite its celestial title, Sidereal is full of terrestrial concerns, the traffic and chaos of the human and natural worlds. Ultimat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Percy Bysshe Shelley by Percy Bysshe Shelley, selected by Fiona Sampson
    Percy Bysshe Shelley - by Percy Bysshe Shelley, selected by Fiona Sampson

    £8.00   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571274307 | ISBN 10: 0571274307

    Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory - Odours, when sweet violets sicken, Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves, when the rose is dead, Are heaped for the belovd's bed; And so thy thoughts, when thou art g ... 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 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 Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott
    Of Mutability - by Jo Shapcott

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571277940 | ISBN 10: 0571277942

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR.  Jo Shapcott's award-winning first three collections, gathered in Her Book: Poems 1988-1998, revealed her to be a writer of ingenuous, politically acute and provocative poetry, and rightly earned her ... more

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  • Cover image of book Light Made Solid by Ben Mellor
    Light Made Solid - by Ben Mellor

    £7.50   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780955509285 | ISBN 10: 0955509289

    Poet and performer, theatre-maker and activist, Ben Mellor was the BBC Radio4 Poetry Slam champion 2009. Bristling with the wit and wisdom and the energy he brings to the stage, Light Made Solid is his debut collection for the page and features many ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Night Before Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan
    Another Night Before Christmas - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937

    A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.  Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where Earwigs Dare by Matt Harvey, illustrated by David Hughes
    Where Earwigs Dare - by Matt Harvey, illustrated by David Hughes

    £9.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781900322874 | ISBN 10: 1900322870

    A collection of Matts latest poems horticultural, whimsical, ecological, political and just plain funny. Where Earwigs Dare contains a rich biodiversity of verse, some recycled from Matts appearances on Radio 4s Saturday Live and his stint writi ... 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 Journeys by Sylvia Hikins
    Journeys - by Sylvia Hikins

    £5.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780956307149 | ISBN 10: 0956307140

    Sylvia Hikins has been making poems since she was twelve. That, and other things. Having produced three children, she then went back to school to read her degree. This led to a career in lecturing and management in further and higher education and va ... more

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  • Cover image of book Planet Middle Age by Gerry Potter
    Planet Middle Age - by Gerry Potter

    £7.50   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780955509278 | ISBN 10: 0955509270

    Picking up from where his previous collection Planet Young leaves off, Gerry's second instalment of autobiographical poetry intimately explores his own love, grief, friendships, family and journey into Planet Middle Age.  It's a journey with jo ... 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 Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Scattering by Christopher Reid
    A Scattering - by Christopher Reid

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780955455360 | ISBN 10: 0955455367

    Winner of the Costa Prize 2009   Shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the T S Eliot Prize  Lucinda Gane, Christopher Reids wife, died in October 2005. A Scattering is his tribute to her and consists of four poetic sequences, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Planet Young by Gerry Potter
    Planet Young - by Gerry Potter

    £8.50   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780955509230 | ISBN 10: 0955509238

    "Light years shine heavy in maverick landscapes Of lazy days and jewelled summers. They Doctor Who and Rock Folly. Meandering travellers lurk languidly in time. Philandering rhymes chock-a-block and scissor-kiss A cock-eyed melancholy. ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Room in the Sunlight: Collected Poems by Bernard Kops
    This Room in the Sunlight: Collected Poems - by Bernard Kops

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780954848262 | ISBN 10: 0954848268

    Bernard Kops is one of Britain's most celebrated and prolific authors. His new collection, This Room in the Sunlight includes over forty recent unpulished poems, together with most of his best poetry from his long writing years. His poems are witt ... 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 Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-2008 by Harold Pinter
    Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics, 1948-2008 - by Harold Pinter

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571244805 | ISBN 10: 0571244807

    Various Voices is the only collection of Harold Pinter's prose, poems and political writing to span his career.  This new edition includes a remarkable interview in which he reflects on his time as an evacuee in Cornwall during the Second World ... 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 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage
    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - by Simon Armitage

    £10.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780571223282 | ISBN 10: 0571223281

    Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from about 1400, composed by an anonymous master, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. One of the earliest great stories of En ... 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 Listener by Lemn Sissay
    Listener - by Lemn Sissay

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781841958958 | ISBN 10: 1841958956

    Are you sitting comfortably?  Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city odes and journeys through history, mystery and culture.  Every page sings with Lemn Sissay's unique voice: visionary, good-humoured and bursting with love. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tall Ships Returning: Poems for Liverpool 08 European Capital of Culture by Jeffrey Walsh
    Tall Ships Returning: Poems for Liverpool 08 European Capital of Culture - by Jeffrey Walsh

    £3.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780955916700 | ISBN 10: 0955916704

    This volume of thirty or so poems, Tall Ships Returning, celbrates Liverpool's achievement in being recognised as European Capital of Culture; it is written in a positive spirit, paying tribute to the city's people, its history and culture.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloodshot Monochrome by Patience Agbabi
    Bloodshot Monochrome - by Patience Agbabi

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847671530 | ISBN 10: 1847671535

    Bloodshot Monochrome is a glorious, poetic take on all things black, white and read. Reinventing the sonnet, Patience Agbabi shines her euphoric, musical lines on everything from growing up to growing old, from Northern Soul to contract killers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Out of the Blue by Simon Armitage
    Out of the Blue - by Simon Armitage

    £8.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904634584 | ISBN 10: 1904634583

    The poems in this volume were written in response to three anniversaries relating to three separate conflicts.  Told from the point of view of an English trader working in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre, the poem-film Out of the Blue ... more

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  • Cover image of book New Collected Poems by Sylvia Townsend Warner
    New Collected Poems - by Sylvia Townsend Warner

    £25.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857549478 | ISBN 10: 1857549473

    The first Collected Poems of Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was published by Carcanet in 1982. Since then, more of her work has come to light, including some of the most moving and personal poems she ever wrote. Claire Harman, the original editor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Journey from Winter: Selected Poems by Valentine Ackland
    Journey from Winter: Selected Poems - by Valentine Ackland

    £18.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781857548761 | ISBN 10: 1857548760

    Valentine Ackland is best known as the lover of poet Sylvia Townsend Warner, with whom she collaborated on Whether a Dove or a Seagull (1934). She was a distinguished poet in her own right, however, and enjoyed popular success during the 1930s. Consi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Suitcase Book of Love Poems by Various authors
    The Suitcase Book of Love Poems - by Various authors

    £6.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905778034 | ISBN 10: 1905778031

    The Suitcase Book of Love Poems holds a mirror up to the soul of the UK nation, Bringing together the best of black and Asian poets of the UK and beyond, contributors include Lemn Sissay, Shamshad Khan, Mahogany L Browne, Basir Kazmi, SuAndi and Kei ... more

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  • Cover image of book Chloe Poems
    Chloe Poems's Li'L Book O' Manchester - by Chloe Poems, illustrated by Paul Neads

    £6.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954281694 | ISBN 10: 0954281691

    "There are angels in the northwest They swear and fight Knock seven kinds of shite Out of clouds and fairy dust. Whisper sweet nothings to Shooting stars Prop open clubs and bars Don't make noises when they Cry."(from 'Manchester') ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tilt by Jean Sprackland
    Tilt - by Jean Sprackland

    £12.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780224080866 | ISBN 10: 0224080865

    Jean Sprackland's third collection describes a world in free-fall. Chaos and calamity are at our shoulder, in the shape of fire and flood, ice-storm and hurricane; trains stand still, zoos are abandoned, migrating birds lose their way - all surfaces ... more

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  • Cover image of book Song of the Butcher Bird by Gladys Mary Coles
    Song of the Butcher Bird - by Gladys Mary Coles

    £7.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781873226872 | ISBN 10: 187322687x

    In her tenth collection, Gladys Mary Coles brings together her poems about war and its effects major themes throughout her work. She ranges across the centuries, from the Roman invasion of Britain to the 2005 terrorist bombings in London, with a sp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighters for Life: Selected Poems by Michael Rosen
    Fighters for Life: Selected Poems - by Michael Rosen

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905192274 | ISBN 10: 1905192274

    Our mothers and fathers fought the thugs who came totorment them on thestreets.They organised in their places ofwork against magnateswho were pouring milk down mines, shooting minerskilling Afghans and hobnobbing withHitler... (from Fighters for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mersey Sound by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten
    The Mersey Sound - by Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141189260 | ISBN 10: 0141189266

    First published in 1967, The Mersey Sound is a landmark in British poetry, being one of the bestselling poetry anthologies of all time.Innovative in both form and style, Henri, McGough and Patten revolutionized the traditional boundaries of poetry, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Collected Love Poems by Brian Patten
    Collected Love Poems - by Brian Patten

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007246496 | ISBN 10: 0007246498

    Acknowledged as one of Britain's foremost poets, Brian Pattern's love poems have earned him recognition far and wide. Truthful and tender, profoundly aware of the possibility of magic and the miraculous, these poems capture both the joys and the sadn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Ahead by Clare Shaw
    Straight Ahead - by Clare Shaw

    £7.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781852247508 | ISBN 10: 1852247509

    Straight Ahead is Clare Shaw's first collection. Firmly located in the social and physical landscape of Northern England, the poems capture intimacy, loss, fragmentation and delight - being alive in all its colours. The book follows the trajectory of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Said and Done: The Autobiography by Roger McGough
    Said and Done: The Autobiography - by Roger McGough

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099478751 | ISBN 10: 0099478757

    Roger McGough is one of Britain's best-loved poets, whose humour, distinctive voice, and sharp eye for the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, have made him a household name both as a poet and a broadcaster. 1967 saw not only the publication of The Mer ... 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 Uncut Confetti by John Hegley
    Uncut Confetti - by John Hegley

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780413775702 | ISBN 10: 0413775704

    New poems, prose and pictures, a mixture of moods, jolly, melancholy, reflective, detective, tales from home and abroad, an uttering of fluttering delight. The title Uncut Confetti has suggested a few images.   One is a confetti which has n ... more

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