Seren Poetry Sampler 2018

Ed. Amy Wack
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Enjoy a free poem from each of our 2018 poetry collections, plus a poem from the winner of the 2018 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet, in the Seren Poetry Sampler 2018 – a free PDF. Simply click ‘add to basket’ above and proceed to checkout to download your copy.


The e-pamphlet opens with ‘Put on the Sun’ from Paul Henry’s The Glass Aisle. In this, his tenth collection, Henry walks the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National Park, prompting visions of history and landscape to come tumbling forth. You will find poems from other experienced poets: ‘Night Ode’ from Carrie Etter’s outstanding new collection, The Weather in Normal, ‘The Names’ from Stowaway by Richard Gwyn, and ‘Rough’ from Claire Williamson’s Visiting the Minotaur.


Ross Cogan’s ‘The fish sing like birds’ is taken from Bragr, rich in Norse mythology and environmental concerns, and ‘Of Course I Remember Uncle Søren’ by Marianne Burton is one of the fascinating poems from Kierkegaard’s Cupboard, which traces the life and failed love of the Danish philosopher. You will also find the title poem from Jonathan Edwards’ hotly anticipated Gen, which follows his Costa Award-winning debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes.


Three outstanding debuts complete the collection. ‘Graft’ is from Ben Wilkinson’s passionate Way More Than Luck, and ‘She Paints Him’ from the radiantly-written In Her Shambles by Elizabeth Parker. As a final treat, there is ‘Dear Anne Monroe: Healthcare Assistant’ by Bryony Littlefair, whose debut pamphlet Giraffe won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize 2018.


All featured books are available to buy from the Seren website – 30% off using the discount code you will find inside the Poetry Sampler. 

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