Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>Carolyn Jess-Cooke&rsquo;s new poetry collection is both keenly political and deeply personal. The opening poem &lsquo;now&rsquo; features a seemingly peaceful domestic scene of a family lounging at home as the starting point for meditation on history, time, mortality and the fate of the planet:&nbsp;<em>I think of...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society&nbsp;Winter Selection&nbsp;2021</strong></p><p><em>Much With Body</em> is the startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also soothing it with distraction: unusual...
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Kim Moore
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<p>This eagerly awaited second collection of poems from Kim Moore is pointedly feminist, challenging and keenly aware of the contradictions and complexities of desire. The 48 numbered poems take us through a gallery of exes and significant others where we encounter rage, pain, guilt, and love.</p><p>The book opens with a rally-...
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Alison Binney
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<p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> Women&rsquo;s Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020</strong></p><p><em>Other Women&rsquo;s Kitchens</em> is Alison Binney&rsquo;s debut pamphlet of poems and introduces us to a gifted new voice who writes with flair and feeling about coming out...
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Robert Seatter
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<p><em>&rsquo;Your museum is permanently magical&hellip; some in poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who&hellip; have built a poem.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;</em>Isaac D&rsquo;Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1838</p><p>Universally captivating, Sir John Soane...
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Dai George
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<p>This&nbsp;confident second collection by Dai George addresses the contentious nature of the times. Always deeply thoughtful but also alternately ebullient, angry, curious, ashamed, the poet moves through urban and digital spaces feeling both uneasy and exhilarated. As with the&nbsp;Auden&nbsp;of the inter-war period, there is...
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Ilse Pedler
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<p><em>Auscultation</em> means listening and specifically, in medicine, listening to sounds that come from the body&rsquo;s internal organs. If listening is a central theme of this collection, it is also about being heard. Ilse Pedler is poet of breadth and depth. There are poems about waiting rooms and surgical instruments,...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&#39;Beautiful, subtle, mysteriously evasive poems...&nbsp;a great achievement.&#39; <strong>&ndash; Jeremy Hooker</strong></em></p><p><em>&lsquo;By any yardstick,&nbsp;</em>Still<em>&nbsp;is a major achievement&rsquo;. <strong>&ndash; The...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><strong>&lsquo;To publish two such accomplished and deeply rewarding books simultaneously is a remarkable achievement.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Planet</em></strong></p><p>Award-winning novelist and poet Christopher Meredith&nbsp;publishes&nbsp;two new books simultaneously. Order them both...
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Philip Gross
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<p><em>To turn, to dig, to plough, to upset, to translate&hellip; Bend, lap, journey, time...&nbsp;</em>The Welsh word&nbsp;<em>troeon</em>&nbsp;unfolds meaning after meaning. In&nbsp;<em>TROEON : TURNINGS</em>, two poets confident in their own traditions meet in the hinterland between...
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Abeer Ameer
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A moving and humane collection... The poems remind us poignantly of the importance of hope and love in bleak times and pay tribute to inspiring acts of courage.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>Mslexia</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Inhale/Exile </em>is a...
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Rosalind Hudis
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<p><em>Restorations</em> is a journey into what it means to preserve &ndash; a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. It&rsquo;s about the hunger to possess and the need to let go. Welding themes from art and history with the contemporary, there are poems about pigments and dictators, glue and glass houses,...
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Adnan Al-Sayegh
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<p><strong>&ldquo;One of the most important Iraqi poets alive today.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Dr. Abbas Khadim</em></strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Epic in scope, lyrical and deeply moving, this is a fascinating and powerful work, and a welcome addition to the canon of translated...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>A <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/poetry-recommendations/">National Poetry Day</a> Recommended Read 2020</strong></p><p><em>The Estate Agent&rsquo;s Daughter</em> is Rhian Edwards&rsquo; eagerly awaited follow-up to her multi-prizewinning debut <a...
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Katrina Naomi
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<p><strong>&lsquo;...this is a liberating reminder that &ldquo;there are different ways to live&rdquo;...nothing can suppress the wild and quirky energy at play...Wild Persistence&nbsp;is the joyous affirmation we need.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>PBS</em></strong></p><p><strong...
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Cath Drake
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<p><strong>Longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;Its unfettered creativity and sharp, critical mind work alongside one another to deliver a poetry collection equal parts fascinating, essential, abstract and educational. The insights it provides into the major struggles of our era...
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Katherine Stansfield
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<p>Katherine Stansfield has made a name for herself both as a wryly witty poet of the everyday seen &lsquo;aslant&rsquo; and as a popular novelist of crime and fantasy. Her second poetry collection, <em>We Could Be Anywhere by Now</em>, is pointedly full of poems about placement and displacement. After a childhood on...
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Sarah Wimbush
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em>/Poetry Book Society Women&#39;s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;In <em>Bloodlines</em>&nbsp;Sarah Wimbush...
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André Mangeot
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<p>Resonant, complex, rich in heft and texture, these are mature poems that grapple with serious themes. André Mangeot&rsquo;s <em>Blood Rain</em> opens with a deeply personal love poem (&ldquo;Remember, too, our secret pool?&rdquo;) that also introduces the natural world and it&rsquo;s endangerment &ndash;...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch, noted performance poet, boundary pusher and psychogeographer based in Wales, brings us <em>The Machineries of Joy</em>, his 26th poetry collection, chock-full of acute observation, pointed asides, startled reactions, formal dislocations and structural inventions.</p><p>First, Finch gives us the poem as...
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Anne-Marie Fyfe
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<p><em>No Far Shore: Charting Unknown Waters</em>&nbsp;sees poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, who grew up on the Antrim Coast, explore her own writerly passion for horizon-gazing, on&nbsp;an odyssey from her native Cushendall by way of water&rsquo;s-edge locations such as Orkney, Felixstowe, Swansea and Cork to Martha&rsquo;s...
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Zoe Skoulding
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<h3><strong>Winner of&nbsp;Wales Book of the Year&nbsp;Poetry Award 2020</strong></h3><p><strong>&quot;Skoulding&rsquo;s poems span time and space, giving a depth and complexity that unnerve the senses. Her themes have a rare range, not simply providing a dark view on human greed and destruction...
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Tamar Yoseloff
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<p><strong>&quot;Yoseloff&nbsp;has listened to voices other than her own, has caught their words and made poems that help us remember.&quot; - <em>London Grip</em></strong></p><p><strong>&quot;The great strength of this collection is&nbsp;Yoseloff&rsquo;s&nbsp;openness...
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Lynne Hjelmgaard
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<p><strong>&quot;The pictures that&nbsp;Hjelmgaard&nbsp;paints with words are more akin to pale watercolours rather than anything striking in oils, a quiet soundscape of inner thoughts and emotions, and it is this that gives them their strength.&quot; - WriteOutLoud</strong></p><p><strong>&...
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