• 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
  • Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? Having lived and worked there for thirty years, Patrick McGuinness brings an intimate knowledge to this new exploration of the city. He reflects on the familiar and introduces us to the unnoticed, to create a new way of looking at Oxford. Available now.

    Patrick McGuinness explores ‘Real Oxford’
  • The highly anticipated second collection by Kim Moore
  • Drawing on a long tradition of storytelling Hammad Rind’s debut novel Four Dervishes skewers issues like religious bigotry, injustice, the denial of women’s rights, and class division in a lavishly inventive, verbally rich, exotic confection, that is both darkly thematic and humorously playful. Available now

    “Easily the most remarkable work of fiction to come out of Wales in a thousand moons.” – Jon Gower

    Hammad Rind’s remarkable debut is a must-read
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Owen Morgan
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<h3><strong>&ldquo;A great go-to recipe book.&rdquo; &ndash; Matt&nbsp;Tebbutt</strong></h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Bar 44: Tapas y Copas</em> is the must-have Spanish cook book of the year. Created by brothers&nbsp;Owen and Tom Morgan, the force behind critically acclaimed...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>Paris is an extraordinary city, never more so than during the German occupation, with all the tensions, accommodations, resistances and paradoxes which that entailed. Civilised German officers engage in Parisian culture while their colleagues torture and kill in the city; French citizens measure what needs to be sacrificed in order to...
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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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<p>Michael O&rsquo;Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he successfully sued South Wales Police, eventually receiving a large financial compensation in 2006.</p><p>In the first part of <em>The Dossier</em> he presents new...
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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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Hammad Rind
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<p><em>International shipping available at checkout</em></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Easily the most remarkable work of fiction to come out of Wales in a thousand moons.&rdquo; &ndash; Jon Gower</strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Four Dervishes</em>&nbsp;is a...
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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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Zoë Brigley
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<p>Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change.&nbsp;<em>100 Poems to Save the Earth</em>&nbsp;invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing.&nbsp;The&nbsp;defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception....
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><strong>&ldquo;No better way, perhaps, to salute the passionate commitment of Roland Mathias in transforming the reputation of Welsh poets writing in English than through the poetry he enabled. I, among many, have a career in literature to thank him for.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Gillian Clarke</strong></p><...
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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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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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Jayne Joso
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<p><em>Japan&nbsp;Stories</em>&nbsp;&ndash; a spellbinding collection of&nbsp;short fiction set in&nbsp;Japan. Each centres on a particular character &ndash; a sinister museum curator, a son caring for his dementia-struck father,&nbsp; a young woman who returns to haunt her killer, and a curious...
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Leslie Scase
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<p>In this new mystery Inspector Chard is confronted with another murder in bustling Victorian Pontypridd. On the face of it the case appears unremarkable, even if it isn&rsquo;t obviously solvable, but following new leads takes Chard into unexpected places. A second murder, a sexual predator, industrial espionage and a mining disaster...
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Benjamin Zephaniah
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<p>Dr Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham, England. He cannot remember a time when he was not creating poetry. Poet, writer, lyricist, musician, he is one of the UK&rsquo;s most recognized and popular poets. His Desert Island Poems were revealed at the <a href="https://cardiffpoetryfestival.com/2021...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&ldquo;Meredith at his darkest and funniest. This is the work of a master.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong>Tom&nbsp;Bullough</strong></em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The most wry, witty and wicked&nbsp;novel I expect to read this year.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<strong...
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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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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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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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Grahame Davies
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<p><strong>&ldquo;I shall put this on the shelf next to Sinclair&#39;s &#39;London Orbital&#39; and Alan Moore&#39;s &#39;Jerusalem&#39; where it will conspire and whisper the secrets of time and place with its companions.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Simon Satori&nbsp;Hendley</strong>...
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