• Polly Atkin's Debut makes the Michael Murphy Prize Longlist
  • Gen by Jonathan Edwards wins the Wales Art Review People's Choice Award at the Wales Book of the Year Awards 2019. "The one thing that every poet dreams of when they sit down to write is that one day a reader will connect with, enjoy and be moved by their work." - Jonathan Edwards

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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Named after the Greek muse of lyric poetry,&nbsp;<em>Erato&nbsp;</em>combines documentary-style prose narratives with the passionate lyric poetry for which Rees-Jones is renowned. Here, however, as she experiments with form, particularly the sonnet, Rees-Jones asks questions about the value of the poet and poetry...
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Eros and Thanatos, paul groves
Paul Groves
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<p>Sex and Death are the dominant themes of this provocative collection. With precise formal elegance and ironic flair Groves expertly dissects the angst of contemporary man. Groves&rsquo; territory is a no-man&rsquo;s land between convention and perversion: a man is driven wild by a woman putting on her clothes; a woman tries to...
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Tony Conran
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<p>This &#39;Collected Public Poems and Gifts&#39; illustrates the way in which the Welsh language tradition of composition for specific occasions - weddings, funerals, births, historical public events - has influenced Tony Conran for forty years. An acclaimed translator from Welsh, Conran has adopted styles, forms and genres to...
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Eds. Robert Schouten & Robert Minhinnick
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<p>In response to <em>In een ander licht</em>, the Dutch anthology of poems, from Wales comes <em>In a Different Light,</em> a ground-breaking collection of work by fourteen contemporary Dutch poets who have made continental reputations but who wait to be discovered in the English language. And there are fascinating,...
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Alice Entwistle In Her Own Words
Edited by Alice Entwistle
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<p><em>In Her Own Words</em> is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing...
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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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Ed. Meic Stephens
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<p>This landmark publication of more than 300 poems reflects the sixty plus year publishing life of the late Leslie Norris, who died in 2007, aged 86. Norris was best known as a nature poet and elegist of passion and rare expression. Lyrical and individual, to his closely observed poems, each word weighted and in its correct place, Norris...
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Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry
Ed. Dafydd Johnston
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<p>This new, revised edition of <em>Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry</em> contains thirty-one poems from the later medieval period. They all deal frankly with sex and sexual organs, some deliberately provocative, others self-mocking, and a few intended to shock and disgust. They are characterised by wit and inventive imagination, and...
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On Becoming a Fish
Emily Hinshelwood
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<p>&quot;There are many strong poems in this collection which can help us understand our complex and historied relationship with our coastline and each other&quot;. <strong>&ndash; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=35201">Write Out Loud</a...
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Eoghan Walls
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<p>Pigeon Songs is Derry-born Eoghan Walls&rsquo; second collection of poems from Seren after his much-praised debut, <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/salt-harvest"><em>The Salt Harvest</em></a>. From the first piece, &lsquo;Angry Birds&rsquo; we have a sense of the poet&...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>Poems from Cardiff is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. It opens with a view from the Bay where &ldquo;The Severn wrestles the sea&rdquo;. We also find ourselves in &lsquo;Arcades&rsquo;, mingling with the colourful crowds outside &lsquo;St. David&rsquo;s Hall&rsquo;,...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from Pembrokeshire</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. An area of supreme but also disquieting beauty, Pembrokeshire has been the home to saints and pirates, the cradle of Tudor Kings and subject to oil spills and annual invasions of summer visitors. The undeniable...
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from Snowdonia</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. The dramatic mountain ranges of the Snowdonia National Park take centre stage here, with their craggy peaks and waterfalls, along with the abundant wildlife, particularly birds like the Red Kite, Greenfinch and Chough....
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Ed. Amy Wack
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<p><em>Poems from The Borders</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet series celebrating the spirit of place. Featured poems range from &ldquo;the spine of the A470&rdquo;, through Monmouthshire, over the dramatic Brecon Beacons, and also through the Black Mountains towards Hay-on-Wye, towns in Herefordshire and...
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<p>Read the best in poetry from Wales and around the world by subscribing to Poetry Wales today.</p><p>With your subscription you will receive three issues annually, containing an electric mix of new poetry from Wales and beyond, plus interviews, features and reviews.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>...
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Edited by Nia Davies
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<p>Read the latest issue of Poetry Wales without committing to a subscription.&nbsp;</p><p>You will be posted the most recent issue. If you wish to purchase a back issue, please visit the <a href="http://poetrywales.co.uk/wp/category/issues/">Poetry Wales website</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p...
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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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Ed. Amy Wack
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Ed. Ceri Meyrick
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<p>This is the second volume in the Seren Poets series, which aims to introduce new poets to a wider audience. It follows the pattern set in the first volume, <em>The Bloodstream</em>, of presenting three poets writing in English, and a Welsh language poet in translation for the first time.</p>
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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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The Ivy Hides the Fig-Ripe Duchess, Ellie Evans
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<p><em>The Ivy Hides the Fig-ripe Duchess</em> is an exhilarating first collection of poems from Ellie Evans. Using a surrealist palette of imagery and a tightly focused idiom, the author takes us on strange journeys:to the post-apocalyptic world of the title poem, or into a skewed 18th century Venice in &lsquo;The Zograscope...
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The Salt Harvest, Eoghan Walls
Eoghan Walls
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<p><strong>&lsquo;What separates <em>The Salt Harvest</em> from many first collections is a&nbsp;willingness to look for the poetic in pretty much anything, an almost&nbsp;aureate diction, and a darkly exuberant style&rsquo; &ndash; The Guardian</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;...
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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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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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