• The highly anticipated second collection by Kim Moore
  • Polly Atkin’s startlingly original second collection Much With Body is a Poetry Book Society Winter Recommendation. Inspired by her home the Lake District, the book has a watery feel. Nature and our relationship to it features strongly. There is also a distinct link with the past in a central section of found poems taken from transcripts of the journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. Available now

    ‘Much With Body’ is a PBS Winter Recommendation
  • In her new collection We Have to Leave the Earth, Carolyn Jess-Cooke deftly interweaves the personal and the political. Climate change is confronted in a sequence about the Arctic; poems that are vividly descriptive of an extreme landscape, sensitive to the effects of global warming. A second sequence, ‘The House of Rest’, is a history in 9 poems of Josephine Butler, (1828-1906) a pioneering feminist activist. There are also tender poems about family and mental health. Available now.

    We Have to Leave the Earth
  • Robert Seatter takes us on a personal and poetic trail of Sir John Soane’s Museum, capturing the tragic story of the man who created it and the eclectic collection he gathered within its walls. Pre-order now

    “The poems move lightly, not just from room to room, but between the chambers of the heart... to doors that might let in the rivers of the world.” – Imtiaz Dharker

    Discover ‘The House of Everything’
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Katherine Stansfield
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<p>In 2018, Katherine Stansfield was the poet-in-residence at Cornerstone, the neo-Gothic church in the centre of Cardiff converted into an events space. This pamphlet of new poems is the result: the record of a dynamic year of varied events, and an exploration of this fascinating building&rsquo;s rich history.</p><p>...
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<p>This beautiful card features the winning poem from our 2018 Christmas Poetry Competition: &lsquo;Fieldfare in the Snow&rsquo; by Nicola Healey, which impressed judge Amy Wack with its &ldquo;beautifully observed and exquisite echoing lines&rdquo;.</p><p>This pack contains five identical cards and envelopes (...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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Jonathan Edwards
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<p><strong>Winner of the People&#39;s Choice Award, Wales Book of the Year 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;As always Edwards&#39; writing is at once bold and sweeping whilst also managing to maintain a homely and intimate voice that feels personal​.&rsquo; &ndash; Ben Ray</strong>...
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Richard Gwyn
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<p>Richard Gwyn offers us a rich mix of history and memory in his new poetry collection,<em> Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure</em>. The author says:</p><p><em>This collection, held together by a loosely knitted narrative around an unnamed protagonist, a kind of anti-Ulysses, is based on a number of journeys that...
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Carrie Etter
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Winter 2018</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s well-nigh impossible to convey with quotation how Etter&rsquo;s use of language, form, restraint and space combine to such impressive effect.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Stride magazine...
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Ross Cogan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Bold and striking&rsquo; &ndash; Poetry Book Society</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Cogan&rsquo;s startling new collection is rooted firmly in the finest of the English poetry tradition, connecting us back to the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. In <em>Bragr</...
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Marianne Burton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Immediate, pithy and very, very readable&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Poetry Wales</em></strong></p><p><br /><br />The life of the influential Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard has inspired this book of poems by Marianne Burton.</p><p>Burton, whose...
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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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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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<h3>Re-print coming soon</h3><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...
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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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