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<p><em>Brood</em> is the new pamphlet from poet Rhian Edwards. Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, <em><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/clueless-dogs">Clueless Dogs</a>,</em> Bridgend-born and based Edwards is known...
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<p><em>Translating Mountains</em> is the Mslexia prize-winning pamphlet from Yvonne Reddick. The poems are multi-layered compositions. They tell of grief for a beloved father as well as a close friend, who both died in mountain-climbing accidents. The author&rsquo;s own love of mountaineering comes through with her vividly...
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<p><strong>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 27 FEBRUARY</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Basic Nest Architecture</em>, Polly Atkin&rsquo;s first collection of poetry, marks a startling new talent. Known for a couple of prize-winning pamphlets, including her Seren/Mslexia prize-...
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<p><strong>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 23 FEBRUARY</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell. Her new collection, <em>Heat Signature</em>, from Seren, is composed in her characteristically spikey...
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<p><em>Robert Graves: War Poems</em> is a significant publishing event, the first book that draws together all of Robert Graves&rsquo;s poems about the Great War and, even more significantly, brings into print for the first time the unpublished 1918 manuscript, <em>The Patchwork Flag</em>. The book includes poems...
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<p>Rhiannon Hooson is a gifted young poet born in mid-Wales and currently living in the Welsh Marches. <em>The Other City</em> is her debut collection of poems.</p><p>Sharply focused, beautifully resonant, deeply felt, these poems tend to travel in distinct streams: some reference and re-make narratives from classical...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;His energy, inventiveness and human sympathy make him one of the most exciting poets of his generation.&rsquo; &ndash; Merryn Williams</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Seren is honoured by our long association with the Welsh poet Tony Curtis and we are proud to be publishing,...
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<p>Deryn Rees-Jones&rsquo;s new book, <em>What It&rsquo;s Like to Be Alive: Selected Poems</em>, marks a mid-career milestone in the life of this highly-acclaimed writer. From the poems written in her teens and early twenties included in her exciting debut <em>The Memory Tray</em> to her most recent...
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The Immigration Handbook Caroline Smith
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<p><strong>&#39;These poems are very moving and it&#39;s hard to do justice to the way Caroline Smith conveys the anxieties, hopes and disappointments experienced by immigrants. She never allows the reader to forget that behind the refugee statistics there are suffering human beings; very often the victims of a seemingly...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The most striking thing about the collection is its range, its adventurousness, its willingness to go almost anywhere in the quest for a different slant on poetry&rsquo; &ndash; The North</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a confronting collection, offering many challenges...
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<p style="margin-left:18.0pt"><strong>&lsquo;This is a stunning collection.&rsquo; &ndash; Write Out Loud</strong></p><p style="margin-left:18.0pt"><strong>&lsquo;Katrina Naomi&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Way the Crocodile Taught Me</em>&nbsp;shows that she is...
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<p>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> magazine pamphlet competition, poet Ilse Pedler often writes from her perspective as a working Veterinary Surgeon. From her earliest days as a student of Applied Zoology at Bangor University, where she worked with hill sheep and had to visit an abattoir in Caernarfon, she has been involved at...
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A Boat Called Annalise
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<p><strong><em>&lsquo;A Boat Called Annalise</em> is a triumphant collection of poetry, marking a new embarkation for Hjelmgaard as a poet. It&rsquo;s a collection which can be read time and time again, and will especially be appreciated by readers looking for new beginnings, those experiencing life&rsquo;s...
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<p>Poet Judy Brown&rsquo;s new collection, <em>Crowd Sensations</em>, is a worthy follow-up to her Forward-prize nominated debut, <a href="http://serenbooks.com/productdisplay/loudness"><em>Loudness</em></a>. Brown is a poet of dazzling contrasts, of thoughtful paradox, intimate confidences...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Refreshingly innovative&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Masculine Happiness</em> is the provocative debut poetry collection by David Foster-Morgan. Born and based in Wales, Foster-Morgan has long been a presence in the poetry world, having...
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A Formula for Night Tamar Yoseloff
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<p>Tamar Yoseloff is a poet whose career has been profoundly influenced by the visual arts. <em>A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems</em> is the eagerly awaited summation of her work, encompassing selections from four published print volumes: <em>Sweetheart, Barnard&rsquo;s Star, Fetch</em> and <em>...
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The Man at the Corner Table, Rosie Shepperd
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<p>Rosie Shepperd&rsquo;s debut poetry collection,<em>The Man at the Corner Table</em>, crackles with the unexpected. The voice is one of urban sophistication; a merciless charm that teases and tempts us with sensual evocations of food and place. The reader is surprised with tastes, scents, colours and textures. There is a...
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<p>Perceptive, persuasive and intricately made, the poems of Kate Bingham&rsquo;s third collection, <em>Infragreen</em>, take the reader on a startling and unfamiliar journey through everyday experiences and phenomena. Her keen eye, reflectiveness and quiet wit endow her subjects with a shimmering freshness.<br /><br...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;These poems are moving and magnificent. Kim Moore deserves a wide audience.&rsquo; &ndash; The Daily Mail</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, <em>The Art of Falling</em>, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly...
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<p>&nbsp;Anne-Marie Fyfe&rsquo;s poems have long dwelt on the role that the spaces we inhabit, the places in which we find security, play in our lives: <em>House of Small Absences</em> is an observation window into strange, unsettling spaces&mdash;a deserted stage-set, our own personalised &lsquo;museum&rsquo...
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<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
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<p>John Ormond (1923-1990) is one of the remarkable generation of poets born in south Wales in the early 1920s which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris. A journalist on Picture Post during its heyday in the 1940s, he was a friend of fellow Swansea writers Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins, both of whom were key influences on a poetry of...
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<p><em>The Tailor&rsquo;s Three Sons &amp; Other New York Poems</em>, the Mslexia magazine prize-winning pamphlet published by Seren, is the fruit of author Mara Bergman&rsquo;s rich memories of her childhood on Long Island and Manhattan. Now living in the UK, she looks back and assembles an appealing cast of...
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944), the remarkable poet and story writer, died, aged 28, in Burma during the Second World War. Some critics see him as the last of the great Romantic poets, a twentieth century Keats. Others view him as the bridge between pre-war poets like Auden and Yeats to post-war poets such as Hughes and Gunn. He was born and...
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