• We’re delighted that Cath Drake’s debut collection The Shaking City has been longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021. The Laurel Prize is awarded annually for the best collection of nature or environmental poetry to highlight the climate crisis and raise awareness of the challenges our planet is facing, and potential solutions for saving it. Buy now

    Cath Drake’s Debut Longlisted for The Laurel Prize
  • Alison Binney wins Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020
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Elizabeth Parker
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Wonderfully lucid and economical... precise and delicate in its use of language&rsquo; &ndash; Andrew Taylor</strong></p><p><strong>&#39;This is a radiantly-written and vigorous collection by a rising star of British poetry.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;David...
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Claire Williamson
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;At once heartbreaking and comfortingly human, with the skill to make your spirits soar.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>SkyLightRain</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Claire Williamson&#39;s poems are beguiling hybrids &ndash;&nbsp;self-assured yet...
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Ben Wilkinson
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<p><em>Way More Than Luck </em>is the vivid debut collection from the well-known young poet and critic Ben Wilkinson. The book opens with a series of poems that, with a remarkable clarity and sympathy, recall a battle with clinical depression: the &ldquo;days when you weren&rsquo;t anyone. Days gone undercover...&...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;... Paul Henry has much of his compatriot R.S. Thomas&rsquo;s gift, in that poet&rsquo;s later work, for terse, coolly forthright insightfulness ...&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>The TLS</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting...
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<p>This festive Christmas card features the winning poem from Seren&rsquo;s 2017 Christmas Poetry Competition:&nbsp; &lsquo;The Grey Mare&rsquo; by Mari Ellis Dunning, which takes its inspiration from the Welsh Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition.</p><p>Each pack contains five A5 cards and envelopes.</p><p>...
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Bryony Littlefair
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<p>Poems need head, heart, and soul but this particular <em>Mslexia</em> Poetry Prize-winning pamphlet has an extra ingredient &ndash;&nbsp;a feminist kick.&nbsp;Bryony Littlefair is acutely aware of women&rsquo;s lives and gives us mothers, daughters, grandmothers, friends and&nbsp;colleagues whose adventures...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>This sparking selection of Christmas poems includes all those shortlisted for Seren&rsquo;s inaugural Christmas Poetry Competition.</p><p>Poetry Editor Amy Wack&nbsp;was&nbsp;looking for poems full of feeling that resist cliché, that touch on classic &lsquo;Christmas&rsquo; themes, but bring them to life...
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Paul Deaton
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<p>&lsquo;<strong><em>A Watchful Astronomy</em> is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it&rsquo;s too difficult or irrelevant.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Poetry School</strong></p><p><...
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Robert Walton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Rippled through with uncommon beauty&rsquo; &ndash; SkyLightRain</strong></p><p><strong>​&lsquo;Dip into Walton&rsquo;s jazzed-up version of the world and you will inevitably surface from the pages in a brighter hue.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong>...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<h3><strong>Free download</strong></h3><p>Enjoy free samples from Seren&rsquo;s vibrant and varied 2017 poetry list in this free PDF.</p><p>There are a number of poems from striking debut collections: &lsquo;Lake Fever&rsquo; from Polly Atkin&rsquo;s <a href="http://serenbooks.com/...
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Tony Conran (1931-2013)
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<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 quality translations of Welsh poetry stretching from the sixth century to the late twentieth...
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Martyn Crucefix
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>The Lovely Disciplines</em> is a fascinating grove of acutely astute observations, where life and its slant significances flit, half-hidden, among the leaves. </strong>&rsquo;<strong> &ndash; Mario Petrucci</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Careful and...
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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>&#39;<em>Black Shiver Moss</em> is a collection where place and time come together, memorably fresh and alive.​&#39; - <em>The North</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A book of great energy&rsquo; &ndash; Katherine Stansfield</strong></p><p...
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Emily Blewitt
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Full of wit, fun, talent&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Artemis Poetry</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Blewitt draws us in with her keen eye for quirkiness, a good ear for dialogue and her riotous delight in all things absurd.&rsquo; &ndash; Maria Apichella, The...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Concentrated, irresistible poetry&rsquo; &ndash; Emily Blewitt</strong></p><p><br /><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="...
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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Groundbreaking, tremendous&rsquo; &ndash; Geraldine Clarkson</strong></p><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;...
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Yvonne Reddick
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<p><strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s impossible to read this collection without being moved&rsquo; &ndash; New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a beautifully structured pamphlet that offers the reader a deeply felt sufficiency&rsquo; &ndash; WriteOutLoud</strong></p...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;With her keen senses,&nbsp;she celebrates nature in all its glory. &rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Powerful and tender&rsquo; &ndash...
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Siobhán Campbell
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Profoundly challenging and entertaining&rsquo; &ndash; WriteOutLoud</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;book of bare facts coaxed into a strange expressiveness by barely-perceptible atmospheres of loss, anger, danger or hope. Or any two or three of these at once.&rsquo...
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Rhiannon Hooson
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: vera-sans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Hooson&rsquo;s style is thoughtful, questioning, reflective, and consistently restrained. Her collection gives the impression of having come together over a long period, with each piece earning its place...
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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>&lsquo;<strong>An unusually lively and well written oeuvre that is worth the time of anyone interested in contemporary poetry....
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>What It&rsquo;s Like To Be Alive</em> is a chance to reflect on the depth of Rees-Jones&rsquo;s poetry to this point, and to see the growth of a fierce poetic intelligence.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Poetry Ireland Review</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p>Deryn...
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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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