• Peter Finch’s remarkable career spans over fifty years. He has been taking poetry to places it didn’t know it wanted to go from the beginning; blending the avant-garde, concrete, visual, sound, performance and more conventional forms to create something unique. His two-volume Collected Poems cement his reputation as one of Britain’s leading poets. Buy as a set for £30.00. Available now.

    Peter Finch – 50 years at the cutting edge
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Angela Graham
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<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...
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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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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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David Llewellyn
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<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...
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Paul Deaton
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<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><...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<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...
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Katherine Stansfield
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<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>...
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Kim Moore
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<h3>Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection</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>...
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<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>&...
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<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...
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Paul Henry
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<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...
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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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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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Alessandra Kozlowska
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<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...
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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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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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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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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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Angela Graham
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<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....
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Alen Mešković
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<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><...
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Alexandra Ford
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<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...
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