Tony Conran (1931-2013)
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<p>PRE-ORDER NOW &ndash; PUBLISHING 04 AUGUST</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Welsh Verse</em>, Tony Conran&rsquo;s milestone of translation, makes a welcome return. Formerly the <em>Penguin Book of Welsh Verse</em>, Seren has expanded the selection of what is the standard text of high...
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Martyn Crucefix
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<p><em>The Lovely Disciplines</em> is the new poetry collection by renowned author Martyn Crucefix. Displaying his characteristic flair, craft and intelligence, Crucefix&rsquo;s poems often begin with the visible, the tangible, the ordinary, yet through each act of attentiveness and the delicate fluidity of the language they...
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Graham Mort
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<p>Graham Mort writes beautifully about North Yorkshire, but the poems in his tenth collection, <em>Black Shiver Moss</em>, include pieces about landscapes and peoples as distant as South Africa and as close as Europe. New places are made intimate and familiar by Mort&rsquo;s vivid descriptions and evocations. Here is a...
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Emily Blewitt
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a riotous, cacophonous and wonderful book. Here is an important new voice in British poetry.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Jonathan Edwards, author of <em>My Family and Other Superheroes</em>.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>This Is Not a Rescue</...
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Rhian Edwards
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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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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p><strong>&lsquo;This is a truly inspiring collection, all the more so for its wit and its grit, its poetry and its honesty; here we have women producing &lsquo;good art&rsquo; despite &ndash; and often &nbsp;because of &ndash; &lsquo;the pram in the hall.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Shelley Day</...
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Yvonne Reddick
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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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Polly Atkin
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<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-winning <em>Shadow Dispatches</em>, and her Michael Marks nominated <em>Bone Song</em>, and widely...
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Siobhán Campbell
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<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 voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers to the conundrums that have faced her Irish homeland, but also suffused with a grudging...
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Rhiannon Hooson
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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;A glittering bilingual anthology.&rsquo; &ndash; George Szirtes</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;<em>The Other Tiger</em> serves as a window on what is, to many readers, still another world. It is a great and generous gift, a legacy that will endure.&rsquo; &...
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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
Caroline Smith
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;The Immigration Handbook was certainly the most moving and inspiring book of poems I read last year. It really is a major book of political poems; I find it hard to think of a comparably successful...
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Carol Rumens
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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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Katrina Naomi
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<p style="margin-left:18.0pt"><strong>&lsquo;Remarkable and rewarding&rsquo; &ndash; Artemis</strong></p><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....
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Women's Work
Eva Salzman
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<p>With over 250 contributors, this generous selection of poetry by women with an emphasis on twentieth-century poetry in English features poets from the USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and New Zealand. Arranged by thematic chapters that touch on various aspects of modern life, this anthology aims to be a...
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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
Lynne Hjelmgaard
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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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Judy Brown
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Judy Brown&rsquo;s deliciously tactile Crowd Sensations ... quietly twists concrete subjects from a cricket umpire to a cockroach into unsettling new shapes, a &ldquo;mutable alphabet&rdquo;.&rsquo; &ndash; The Telegraph</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Judy...
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David Foster-Morgan
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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
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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Kate Bingham
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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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