• Renowned poet Hilary Llewellyn-Williams returns to poetry with The Little Hours: New and Selected Poetry. Bringing together acclaimed work from her earliest collections such as The Tree Calendar, and brand new poems, this volume shows the breadth and talent of a writer whose eye for vivid imagery and startling detail has always astounded readers. Available now.

     

    Astounding new poetry by Hilary Llewelyn-Williams
  • Peter Finch discovers a view of Cardiff like no other
  • John Downing’s remarkable account of life through the fleet street lens
  • Do you enjoy discovering new authors? Become a Seren Subscriber today and receive three brand-new Seren books across the year. Discover fantastic authors you might not have come across before and enjoy access to a host of exclusive perks. Buy now. Gift Subscriptions also available.

     

    Become a Seren Subscriber
  • Fargo Hawkins dropped out of school. Now he's a gardener for Harry Swaine. After witnessing a fight between Harry and Anne (his wife) Fargo steals a car and together he, Anne and a dog called Radar go on the run. They have £9,653, a bag of apples, a penknife and three bottles of wine. An incandescent Harry, a firm of private detectives and their emotions chase them across the country. But as they head west in pursuit of happiness, what lies at the end of their journey? Available now.

    Discover Peter Benson's latest page-turning novel
  • Enjoy 20% off all our books
Angela Graham
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<h3>Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2021</h3><p>A city burns in a crisis &minus; because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain.</p><p>In the twenty-six stories in <em>A City Burning</em>, set in Wales...
£7.99
0
No votes yet
<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><...
£9.99
Lynne Hjelmgaard
New Titles
1
Average: 1 (1 vote)
<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>&...
£7.99
David Llewellyn
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p><strong>LONGLISTED&nbsp;FOR THE 2019&nbsp;POLARI&nbsp;PRIZE</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Beautifully told and beautifully written&rsquo; &ndash; Philip Reeve (author of&nbsp;Mortal Engines)</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;An impressive and compelling work...
£7.99
Paul Deaton
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p>&lsquo;<strong><em>A Watchful Astronomy</em> is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it&rsquo;s too difficult or irrelevant.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Poetry School</strong></p><p><...
£9.99
Sheenagh Pugh
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p><strong>&quot;This is poetry that is always tugging at the reader to travel a little farther, straining to get round the next corner. In its scope it is ambitious, and in its approach gentle and humane.&nbsp;Pugh&rsquo;s&nbsp;writing is wide, eclectic and imaginative, with these miraculously distant places almost...
£9.99
Katherine Stansfield
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p>In 2018, Katherine Stansfield was the poet-in-residence at Cornerstone, the neo-Gothic church in the centre of Cardiff converted into an events space. This pamphlet of new poems is the result: the record of a dynamic year of varied events, and an exploration of this fascinating building&rsquo;s rich history.</p><p>...
£5.00
Kim Moore
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<h3>Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2022</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;All the Men I Never Married</em>&nbsp;is a work of immense focus, intelligence and integrity.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>The Yorkshire Times</em></strong></p><p>...
£7.99
Clare Morgan
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p>Each story in <em>An Affair of the Heart </em>questions the apparently romantic title through its exploration of the enigmatic state of mind known as love. Desire and identity; displacement - emotional and geographical; the relationship between ambition, circumstances and emotion; the often difficult co-existence of passion...
£9.99
Sammy Weaver
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<h2>Winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021</h2><p><em>Angola, America</em>, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021, takes its name from&nbsp;a prison in Louisiana in the southern United Sates. In these strikingly original, thoroughly contemporary, and deeply moving poems by poet Sammy Weaver,...
£6.00
0
No votes yet
<p>As an Annual Seren Subscriber, you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;receive&nbsp;three brand-new Seren books a&nbsp;year plus&nbsp;a range of other subscriber perks.&nbsp;Every new subscriber will receive a welcome pack containing a Subscriber&nbsp;tote-bag, notebook and pen ahead of their first delivery.</p><p>&...
£40.00
0
No votes yet
<p><strong>Foreword by Jeremy Bowen</strong></p><p>John Downing was the pre-eminent press photographer of his generation: he led a life of adventure in wars and hotspots around the world. His memoir, <em>Aperture: Life Through a Fleet Street Lens</em>, offers a unique and first-hand insight into life...
£19.99
Paul Henry
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p><strong>&lsquo;A stunning collection. Much of what you&rsquo;d anticipate to find is here: the lyricism, the haunting evocations of memory, of loss, of absence... and an exploration of song in itself. What makes his poetry so effective is the nuances of white space and the spaces between words... The suggestiveness of his...
£7.99
Ilse Pedler
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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,...
£7.99
André Mangeot
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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;...
£9.99
Alessandra Kozlowska
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p>Discovered by the author&rsquo;s grandson, and written originally in Italian, <em>Conflict, War and Revolution: My Life</em> is the memoir of Baroness Alessandra Koslowska (1892-1975) and is a vivid depiction of her life from childhood to the end of the Second World War.</p><p>This extraordinary memoir begins...
£12.99
Abeer Ameer
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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...
£7.99
Adnan Al-Sayegh
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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...
£12.99
Anne-Marie Fyfe
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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...
£9.99
Alison Binney
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<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...
£5.00
Angela Graham
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<h2>With Phil Cope, Viviana Fiorentino, Mahyar, Csilla Toldy and Glen Wilson</h2><p><strong>&ldquo;A necessary and urgent response to the world&rsquo;s&nbsp;increasing crises&hellip;&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Robert&nbsp;Minhinnick</strong></p><p>Sanctuary is &ndash; urgent....
£9.99
Alen Mešković
New Titles
0
No votes yet
<p><strong>Winner of the Kunstnerprisen 2013.</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;As funny as a Nick Hornby, but with an existential seriousness that cannot be mistaken.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;</strong><em><strong>Ekstra Bladet</strong></em></p><p><...
£7.99
Alexandra Ford
New Titles
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
<p><strong>&lsquo;Ford&rsquo;s book is as much about the retreading of history as it is about history itself. It&rsquo;s about the search for the truth as a way of understanding the truth of ourselves. She is careful not to forget the small kindnesses and cruelties that live within the sweep of world forces. This book is...
£7.99
Recommended by: