• Sammy Weaver wins Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize
  • Renowned poet Hilary Llewellyn-Williams returns to poetry with The Little Hours: New and Selected Poetry. Bringing together acclaimed work from her earliest collections such as The Tree Calendar, and brand new poems, this volume shows the breadth and talent of a writer whose eye for vivid imagery and startling detail has always astounded readers. Available now.

     

    Astounding new poetry by Hilary Llewelyn-Williams
  • Peter Finch’s remarkable career spans over fifty years. He has been taking poetry to places it didn’t know it wanted to go from the beginning; blending the avant-garde, concrete, visual, sound, performance and more conventional forms to create something unique. His two-volume Collected Poems cement his reputation as one of Britain’s leading poets. Buy as a set for £30.00. Available now.

    Peter Finch – 50 years at the cutting edge
  • Sanctuary is  – urgent.  The pandemic has made people crave it; political crises are denying it to millions; the earth is no longer our haven. Even our minds & bodies are not refuges we can rely on.  Angela Graham & five other poets from Wales & Northern Ireland explore Sanctuary from the inside, asking how we can save the earth, ourselves and others? Available now.

    Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere
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swansea anthology
James A. Davies
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<p>Swansea and its surroundings have a literary pedigree that spans many centuries, with both native and visiting writers finding inspiration here.<br /><br /><em>A Swansea Anthology</em> features the work of a broad spectrum of writers from the established and revered such as Dylan Thomas, Leslie Norris and Harri...
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growth rings, christine evans
Christine Evans
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<p>This collection from Christine Evans follows well-received &rsquo;Selected Poems&rsquo;.&nbsp; Hers is a sensitive and persuasive voice, highly attuned to the vagries of the seasons, to the landscapes and inhabitants of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in North Wales where the author has made her home.<br /><br />As...
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sea lillies, john barnie
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<p>This generous <em>Selected Poems</em> from John Barnie includes work from seven of his previous collections: <em>Borderland</em> (1984), <em>Lightning Country</em> (1987), <em>Clay</em> (1989), <em>The Confirmation</em> (1992), <em>The City</em> (1993), <em>...
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Tim Liardet
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<p><span face="&quot;GillSans&quot;" size="&quot;3&quot;">Shortlisted for the T.S Eliot Prize 2006 </span></p><p align="&quot;left&quot;">Tim Liardet&rsquo;s masterly collection, <em>The Blood Choir</em>, will surprise readers with its dramatic...
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Seren Selections, Amy Wack
Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>This volume begins a series of compact anthologies from Seren featuring new poetry.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve chosen some of the freshest voices, with an emphasis on those from Wales.&nbsp; These are mostly young writers yet to publish first collections.<br /> <br /> Several, like Zoe Brigley, Kathryn Simmonds and Abi...
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Letter to Patience, John Haynes
John Haynes
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<h3>Winner of the 2006 Costa Poetry Award</h3> <p>Set in Patience&rsquo;s Parlour, a small mud-walled bar in northern Nigeria, at a time of political unrest, <em>Letter to Patience</em> is a vividly atmospheric book-length poem divided into cantos.</p> <p>The letter writer is in Britain, where he has...
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quicksand beach, kate bingham
Kate Bingham
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><strong>Shortlisted for the Forward Prize 2006</strong></p><p>Kate Bingham&rsquo;s second collection, <em>Quicksand Beach</em>, will please fans of her fiction and of her first book of poems, <em>Cohabitation</em>. She has a beautifully poised...
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John Powell Ward
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<p>In his first collection of poetry since 1984, John Powell Ward breaks new ground. These are edgy, urgent, relevant poems. The new forms are varied, radical and playful. Ward has moved from the pastoral pleasures of his last book, <em>The Clearing</em> towards a new sensibility, one concerned about the state of the world that...
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skirrid hill, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p>Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2006<br /><br />Ideas of separation and divorce are important in Owen Sheers&rsquo; eagerly-awaited follow up to his acclaimed debut collection <em>The Blue Book</em>. The geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood...
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Grahame Davies
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>An entertaining and wide-ranging selection from forty years of one of Britain&rsquo;s foremost poetry magazines.</p><p>Forty years and 154 issues have helped <em>Poetry Wales</em> become one of the bedrock magazines for new poetry in Britain. Despite its name, <em>PW</em> is an internationalist...
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Fiona Sampson
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<p>This brilliantly devised verse-novel opens with a love affair in crisis, unfolds through loss, risk and existential challenge, and ends with lovemaking in a domain at once sensual and imagined. Such radical ambiguity invites us to experience the lovers&rsquo; dilemmas as our own: is true intimacy only possible through distance? How...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>This new collection of poems is Meredith&rsquo;s first since Snaring Heaven from the early nineties. Meredith is well-known as a novelist, and his poetry shares some of the qualities that make his fiction so memorable: a palpable passion for landscape and humanity&rsquo;s place in it, an inventive and versatile verbal imagination...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Like the protagonist in the title poem of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s tenth collection - a mathematician startled to find himself in love - we are led into these poems by apparently straightforward tales that swerve into lyricism or surprise us with paradox. Many of Pugh&rsquo;s trademark themes and ideas appear here: a drunken snooker...
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Childhood, Dewi Roberts
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<p>&lsquo;I like very much people telling me about their childhood, but they&rsquo;ll have to be quick or else I&rsquo;ll be telling them about mine&rsquo; said Dylan Thomas, and it is true that childhood &ndash; real and invented &ndash; exerts a particular fascination for writers. Perhaps the world is more vivid to...
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>This New and Selected Poems by Ruth Bidgood features work from her five early collections, starting with <em>The Given Time</em> (1972) through <em>Kindred</em> (1986) along with selections from her more recent volumes, <em>The Fluent Moment</em> (1996) and <em>Singing to Wolves</em> (2000...
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Graham Mort
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<p>Like a painter, Graham Mort builds through a steady accumulation of precise and beautifully-observed details. The pictures that emerge are often surprising, even shocking in their effects. Mort is adept at imbuing a landscape with the moods and memories of its inhabitants. Touching, thoughtful and articulate, <em>A Night on the Lash...
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The Mirror Trade
Zoe Skoulding
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<p>The title poem of this collection is set in Murano, home to the Venetian glass-making industry. The alchemical processes of mirror-making, its &rsquo;furnaces and transubstantiations, / amalgams of tin and quicksilver&rsquo; become a guiding metaphor for the poet. Cityscapes are haunted by memories both personal and historic....
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Kathryn Gray
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<p><em>The Never-Never</em> is the dazzling debut collection of poetry by one of the UK&rsquo;s most distinctive new voices. From joyriders in the rain-lashed back streets and housing estates of Wales, to London, California and beyond, Kathryn Gray gives us compelling tales of love and loss, of friendship, exile and the...
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quiver, deryn rees-jones
Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Intended to be read from beginning to end, <em>Quiver</em> is a book-length poem - a murder-mystery - which explores the nature of creativity.</p><p>Fay Thomas, a poet with writer&rsquo;s block, becomes a murder suspect after she stumbles over the body of her husband&rsquo;s former lover, Mara, as she runs...
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selected new poems john powell ward
John Powell Ward
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<p>This substantial book features poems from the five decades of John Powell Ward&rsquo;s career. It opens with early, uncollected pieces &ndash; some of which were experimental and concrete &ndash; moves on to the traditionally styled poems of the 70s and 80s and then towards a late flowering in the 90s, which features a...
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Christine Evans
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<p>Winner of the inaugural Roland Mathias Prize, Christine Evans&rsquo; <em>Selected Poems</em> is an immensely wideranging and accomplished overview of this major poet&rsquo;s work.<br /><br />This persuasive volume by Christine Evans selects poems from her four published collections. Often set in the wind-...
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The Red Rubber Ball of Happiness, Frances Williams
Frances Williams
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<p>Frances Williams&rsquo; third collection of poetry features a cast of quirky characters: from lovers, friends and children to Andy Warhol, Courtney Love and Wilson &lsquo;Snowflake&rsquo; Bently, the first man to photograph a snow crystal. Her voice is oblique, tender, reflective, as adept at spinning unusual conceits as...
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Hilary Llewellyn-Williams
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<p>In her fourth collection of poetry, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams revisits many of her favorite themes and subjects. These lyric poems explore the natural world, the environment, and the condition of women. Llewellyn-Williams also addresses a shadowy semi-pagan interface between nature and spirituality, in which the natural world is not just...
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