• Inspired by the art restorer’s keen eye and by a vivid empathy for people and events, Restorations, is a journey through memory. Suffused with colour, inspired by thoughts of people and places, by artefacts and how the passage of time shifts perspectives and erodes surfaces, these poems are beautifully complex explorations, full of curiosity and the adventure of seeing and listening. Available now.

    Poetry is art
  • Abeer Ameer writes of her forebears in her first collection, Inhale/Exile. Dedicated to the “holders of these stories”, the book begins with a poem about a storyteller on a rooftop in Najaf, Iraq, follows tales of courage and survival, and ends with a woman cooking food for neighbours on the anniversary of her son’s death. Available now.

    A remarkable debut
  • Two poets confident in their own traditions meet in the hinterland between translation and collaboration - Cyril Jones from the disciplines of Welsh cynghanedd, Philip Gross from the restless variety of English verse. Their poems meet in this beautifully illustrated volume with letterpress designs by Valerie Coffin Price. Pre-order now

    A new bilingual collaboration
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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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Christopher Meredith
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<p>The most significant writer among these prizewinners &hellip; I take to be Christopher Meredith. He writes with freedom and perhaps unfashionable eloquence about alienation and doubt. So wrote Michael Hofman in the T.L.S. of the 1983-84 Gregory Award winners.</p><p>Meredith&rsquo;s first short book, <em>This</...
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Leslie Norris
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<p>Leslie Norris&rsquo;s eleventh collection of poetry is marked by his observation of the natural world. Many of the poems are concerned with the cyclical processes of nature migration, the seasons, life and death. They are written with all the sharpness of language, exactness of imagery and vivid painterly description which readers...
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Ceri Meyrick
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<p>This is the first in a series of Seren Poets volumes, featuring the work of five poets. Four are collected here for the first time: Wayne Burrows, Rose Flint, Lucien Jenkins and Merryn Williams. The fifth, Menna Elfyn, is already an established poet in the Welsh language, and has been described as Wales&rsquo; leading feminist poet;...
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Christine Evans
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<p><em>Cometary Phases</em> builds on the lyrical and unsentimental portrayal of rural life which is a feature of Christine Evans&#39; work, but includes a striking new imaginative power.</p><p>Ageing, change, the environment and the position of women are her subjects now, in poems often shot through with darkness...
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Bryan Aspden
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<p>Bryan Aspden&rsquo;s second collection crosses Western Europe in its search for individuality in the face of an increasingly bureaucratic world. In the wake of Chernobyl, the rise of consumerism and mass media, and in the breaking down of national barriers he looks to the diverse cultures of Wales, France and Spain for an affirmation...
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Immrama
Catherine Fisher
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<p><em>Immrama</em> is an old Irish word meaning &quot;voyages to islands&quot;, and many of the poems in this volume are journeys to islands of the past, to ancient sites, and into religion.</p>
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Tim Liardet, Clay Hill
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<p><em>Clay Hill </em>is Tim Liardet&#39;s first collection. It explores the collapse of the remnants of our Victorian and Edwardian past in poems of authentic atmosphere, of beautifully sustained movements and silences. More personal poems exist in this context, relieved by the poet&rsquo;s humour, and his feel for words...
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John Tripp
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<p>This volume will be warmly welcomed by the many admirers of John Tripp. A well known and popular figure on the poetry scene, his untimely death in 1986 meant the loss of a &rsquo;devoted and passionate poet&rsquo;, as John Ormond calls him in the Introduction to this book.</p><p>Pithy, regretful, bitter, angry, at...
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Flotsam, Frances Williams
Frances Williams
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<p><em>Flotsam</em> is Frances Williams&#39; first colllection. It is an exploration of the poet&rsquo;s world through word and visual image, illustrated by her paintings, drawings and collages. Like those paintings her poetry is vigorous, exuberant almost, yet controlled and thoughtful. Through her rich and visual...
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gods,kate johnson
Kate Johnson
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<p><em>Gods</em> is a first collection of spare, resonant poems by a new young poet. Their language is precise, their images delicate and inventive. Many of the poems explore the richness and ambiguity of a woman&rsquo;s life, others portray rural Wales in a vivid and refreshingly direct manner.</p>
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john ormond, selected poems
John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond is one of the finest of a generation of Anglo-Welsh poets which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris.</p><p>This long-awaited <em>Selected Poems</em> makes a thematic selection from his long career, influenced early by his friends Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins. Ormond soon found his own voice,...
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falling back,christine evans
Christine Evans
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<p><strong>Falling Back is out of stock. However, the complete poem is included in Christine Evans&rsquo; <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/selected-poems-3">Selected Poems</a>.</strong></p><p>&#39;Falling Back&#39; is a single long poem by one of Wales&rsquo;...
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Invisible Times, Mike Jenkins
Mike Jenkins
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<p><em>Invisible Times </em>sees Mike Jenkins developing further the picture of working-class society in south Wales which he presented so forcefully in his previous book,<em> Empire of Smoke.</em> His use of language and dialect moves still closer to that of his subjects, and the business of their living is written...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>At the centre of <em>Prisoners of Transience</em> are the translations of seven German poets writing during the Thirty Years War, a period now much neglected. The general violence and desolation are portrayed as vividly in the poetry of that time as in its visual art.</p><p>The fragility and uncertainty of life...
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Civilised Airs, Steve Griffiths
Steve Griffiths
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<p>Steve Griffiths is one of very few English language poets to come out of Anglesey. <em>Civilised Airs</em> divides into poems of love and those of social concern. The former show a delicacy and tenderness in the personal world of the poet, the latter a controlled anger at the position of fragile human beings in a hard and...
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passing through, john tripp
John Tripp
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<p><em>Passing Through</em> was John Tripp&rsquo;s first collection of poems for six years. His many admirers will be pleased to find that he has lost none of his pithiness, or his characteristic style and rhythm.</p><p>His settings are wide-ranging, from expensive restaurants, market towns, historical sites,...
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glyn jones selected poems
Glyn Jones
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<p>This <em>Selected Poems</em> celebrates more than fifty years of poetry by one of Wales&rsquo; most versatile writers. Chosen by the author himself, it shows how Glyn Jones&rsquo; poetry progressed over the years.</p> <p>Form and style may have changed but constant throughout the book are Jones&rsquo;...
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After the First Death, Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology contains writing by many of the greatest authors of Wales. From Wilfred Owen and David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Dannie Abse to Christopher Meredith and Gillian Clarke, it spans a century which saw both the barbarism of mechanised warfare and the development of mass communication, mass literacy and a flourishing of creative...
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zen cymru, peter finch
Peter Finch
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<p>&quot;Peter Finch is probably the greatest living performer in poetry that we&#39;ve got&quot;. Chris McCabe.</p><p><em>Zen Cymru</em> is the new collection of poems by that master of modern angst, Peter Finch. Not one for quiet meditations, this voice is: loud, bewildered, satirical, furious, sad,...
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Edited by Jonathan Edwards
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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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Edited by Jonathan Edwards
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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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