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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 70 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 Advantages of Nearly Dying by Michael Rosen
    The Advantages of Nearly Dying - by Michael Rosen

    £8.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781739772291 | ISBN 10: 1739772296

    Michael Rosen was dangerously ill from COVID at the beginning of 2020 and as doctors told him, if he hadn’t received treatment, he would have ‘gone’.  While he was in hospital, 42% of the patients on his intensive care ward died. He spent ... 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 Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone by Jackie Morris
    Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone - by Jackie Morris

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781800181557 | ISBN 10: 1800181558

    Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone is a book of poems and meditations with a difference. More than a hundred short texts have been typed onto small squares of gold leaf, then photographed. These pieces are arranged in a sequence which culminates in a glorio ... 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 Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee by Helen Mort and Aaron Meskin
    Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee - by Helen Mort and Aaron Meskin

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912436217 | ISBN 10: 1912436213

    What happens when poetry and philosophy converge? Over coffee at Leeds’ Opposite Cafe, award-winning poet Helen Mort and Professor of Philosophical Aesthetics Aaron Meskin set out to explore that very question.  Their caffeine-fuelled discu ... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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  • 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 The Third Eye by R. N. Taber
    The Third Eye - by R. N. Taber

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780953983322 | ISBN 10: 0953983323

    A third volume of poems from R.N. Taber certainly lives up to expectations. Whether a serious read or leisurely dip 'n' dive on bus, train or plane, here are poems that fire the imagination and to which we can easily relate, sometimes less than comfo ... 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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