• 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.

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  • 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

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The Man at the Corner Table, Rosie Shepperd
Rosie Shepperd
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<p>Rosie Shepperd&rsquo;s debut poetry collection,<em>The Man at the Corner Table</em>, crackles with the unexpected. The voice is one of urban sophistication; a merciless charm that teases and tempts us with sensual evocations of food and place. The reader is surprised with tastes, scents, colours and textures. There is a...
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Kate Bingham
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>Infragreen</em> is full of sensuous, imaginative and beautifully accomplished work. It succeeds in leading the consciousness beyond its deadened rounds.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>The Poetry Review</em></strong></p><p><br />Perceptive, persuasive and...
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Kim Moore
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<p><strong>Winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2016<br />Shortlisted for Lakeland Book of the Year 2016</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;These poems are moving and magnificent. Kim Moore deserves a wide audience.&rsquo; &ndash; Bel Mooney, <em>The Daily Mail</em></strong...
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Anne-Marie Fyfe
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<p>&nbsp;Anne-Marie Fyfe&rsquo;s poems have long dwelt on the role that the spaces we inhabit, the places in which we find security, play in our lives: <em>House of Small Absences</em> is an observation window into strange, unsettling spaces&mdash;a deserted stage-set, our own personalised &lsquo;museum&rsquo...
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John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond (1923-1990) is one of the remarkable generation of poets born in south Wales in the early 1920s which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris. A journalist on Picture Post during its heyday in the 1940s, he was a friend of fellow Swansea writers Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins, both of whom were key influences on a poetry of...
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Philip Gross
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<p>A Fold in the River is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along the river and...
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<p><em>The Tailor&rsquo;s Three Sons &amp; Other New York Poems</em>, the Mslexia magazine prize-winning pamphlet published by Seren, is the fruit of author Mara Bergman&rsquo;s rich memories of her childhood on Long Island and Manhattan. Now living in the UK, she looks back and assembles an appealing cast of...
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Cary Archard
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944), the remarkable poet and story writer, died, aged 28, in Burma during the Second World War. Some critics see him as the last of the great Romantic poets, a twentieth century Keats. Others view him as the bridge between pre-war poets like Auden and Yeats to post-war poets such as Hughes and Gunn. He was born and...
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Damian Walford Davies
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<p>A shattered Judas Iscariot &ndash; that byword for betrayal &ndash; tells his own story in Damian Walford Davies&#39; compelling and finely wrought new collection from Seren.<br /><br />We follow Judas over the course of five days as he moves through first-century Jerusalem trying to make sense of the bewildering...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>Shortlisted&nbsp;for Wales Book of the Year </strong><strong>2016</strong></p><p><strong>​</strong>Paul Henry has gained a reputation as one of of the best poets in the UK. <em>Boy Running</em> is his beautiful sixth collection and the first to follow&nbsp; <a...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Numbered from one to one hundred and signed by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes, this collectors&#39; edition of <em>And You Helen</em> includes a luxury American fold jacket, wall display poster and accompanying DVD of Charlotte&#39;s animations.<br /><br />Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte...
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Playing House, Katherine Stansfield
Katherine Stansfield
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<p><em>Playing House</em> is the debut collection of poetry from Katherine Stansfield. A concise wit, a distinct voice and an unsettling view of the domestic characterise these poems whose subjects are the ordinary as viewed through the author&rsquo;s satirical yet sympathetic eye. John Lennon&rsquo;s tooth, an imaginary...
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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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Pascale Petit
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<p>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE 2014<br /><br />The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo. But the word also evokes the Fauves, &lsquo;primitive&rsquo; painters who used raw colour straight from the tube. Like <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-zoo-father/...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edward Thomas was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917.<br /...
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Sheenagh Pugh, Short Days, Long Shadows
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>In this, her twelfth collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, with poems steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands. There is a lovely pared-down spareness, and elegiac...
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Midnight Dhaka
Mir Mahfuz Ali
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<p>&nbsp;Mir Mahfuz Ali is an exceptional new voice in British Poetry. A native of what is now Bangladesh, Mahfuz grew up during the difficult period of the early 1970&rsquo;s when the region was struck, first by a devastating cyclone, then by a particularly vicious civil war. As a boy, Mahfuz witnessed atrocities and writes about...
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Graham Clifford The Hitting Game
Graham Clifford
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<p><em>The Hitting Game&nbsp;</em>is the first collection of poems by the London-based poet Graham Clifford. The vibrancy of the poet&rsquo;s voice and the immediacy of his claims&nbsp; upon our attention are clear.<br /><br />Characters first appear as &lsquo;you&rsquo; in &lsquo;Obvious...
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Boom!, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>The title poem of this new collection of poems by Carolyn Jess-Cooke: &lsquo;Boom!&rsquo; enacts the moment when the new baby arrives in the family &lsquo;like a hand grenade&rsquo;. &lsquo;Becoming a mother changed me in every single way,&rsquo; says the author, &lsquo;my first child &ndash; born in...
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Carrie Etter, Imagined Sons
Carrie Etter
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<p>In <em>Imagined Sons</em>&nbsp; Carrie Etter has written a book of vivid, heartbreaking poems on the experience of giving up a child for adoption. A prize-winning author, lecturer, critic and popular blogger, Etter imagines the possible destinies for the child and presents us with various scenarios from the tragic to the...
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Jonathan Edwards, My Family and Other Superheroes
Jonathan Edwards
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<p><br /><strong>&ldquo;Joyful and dynamic &ndash; a collection that&rsquo;ll make you laugh and make you think&rdquo; &ndash; Costa Poetry Book Award Judges </strong></p><p><strong>Winner of&nbsp; the Costa Poetry Prize 2014&nbsp;<br />Shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh...
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Cath Drake
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<p>The manuscript that kept sifting to the top, <em>Sleeping with Rivers</em> by Cath Drake, is simply full of gorgeous poems. Drake has a tendency to a longer line, a discursive manner, a narrative depth.I started to love these poems from the very first line of the first poem, &lsquo;Every morning she wakes up with rivers...
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The Visitations, Kathryn Simmonds
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<p><em>The Visitations</em> is the new book of poems by Kathryn Simmonds, the follow-up to her Forward Prize-winning debut,<em> </em><a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/sunday-skin-launderette"><em>S... at the Skin Launderette</em></a>. As with her previous collection,...
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The Claims Office, Dai George
Dai George
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<p><br /><strong><em>&quot;A brilliant new voice in British poetry whose debut is rich with Welsh wit, lyricism and spirituality. A little gem, full of promise.&quot; &ndash; </em>Dan Jones, London Evening Standard</strong><br /><br /><em>The Claims Office </em>is the...
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