• 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

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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Rees-Jones moves between prose and poetry as if to test language in the act of transfiguration. Her imagination interpolates the...
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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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Eric Ngalle Charles
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<p>In <em>Homelands</em>, his debut collection, Eric Ngalle Charles draws on his early life raised by the matriarchs of Cameroon, being sent to Moscow by human traffickers, and finding a new home in Wales. Rich in tone, subject and emotion, Charles&rsquo; poetry moves between the present and the past, between Africa and...
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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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Land of Poets Edited by Eurig Sailsbury with shortlisted poems from Wales Young Poets Award 2020
Ed. Eurig Salisbury
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<p><em>Land of Poets</em> is the first&nbsp;Wales Young Poets Award Anthology, a compilation of shortlisted and winning poems in both English and Welsh from the 2020 award. Selected and edited by judge Eurig Salisbury &ndash;&nbsp;Bardd Plant Cymru/Welsh Children&rsquo;s Laureate 2011-13 and Welsh-language editor...
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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 href="http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=35201" target="_blank">Write Out Loud</a>...
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Eoghan Walls
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE PIGOTT POETRY PRIZE 2020</strong></p><p><strong>&#39;Eoghan Walls is both incredibly literal and metaphorical, often within the same lines, and serious and frivolous. This is a neatly packaged collection of formally structured poems that defy a neat or structured synopsis....
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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><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a&nbsp;<a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Poems from Snowdonia</em> is part of Seren&rsquo;s pamphlet...
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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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Edited by Zoë Brigley
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<p>Read the best in poetry from Wales and around the world by subscribing to <em>Poetry Wales</em> 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>...
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Edited by Zoë Brigley
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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&nbsp;<a href="https://poetrywales.co.uk/"><em>Poetry Wales</em> website</a>.</p><h3>...
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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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