Jonathan Edwards in booksellers’ top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years

13 September 2019 - 10:54am

Jonathan Edwards in booksellers’ top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years

13 September 2019 - 10:54am

To celebrate their 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day the Booksellers Association and Forward Arts Foundation joined together to announce Poetry Booksellers Love, a list of 25 favourite poetry books from the last 25 years as nominated and voted for by booksellers in the UK and Ireland. 

Amongst the 25 titles chosen is Jonathan Edwards’ collection My Family and Other Superheroes, which won the Costa Poetry Award in 2014.

The five poetry books with the most booksellers’ votes are: Alice Oswald’s Dart, a book-length poem that dramatises a West Country river through the words of those who live and work by it, The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, Maya Angelou’s The Complete Poetry and two anthologies, Staying Alive edited by Neil Astley and The Rattle Bag, edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes.

Find out more and view the full list here