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Category: Poetry collections


At Hajj

At Hajj

Amaan Hyder

At Hajj is a book of yearning and of pulling away, of things handed down and newly made.


The Toll

The Toll

Luke Wright

Travel the unfashionable A-roads and commuter lines of England — ‘where industry meets marsh’ — with poet Luke Wright. Discover a country riven by inequality and corruption but sustained by a surreal, gallows humour.


Cain

Cain

Luke Kennard

New paperback edition of the award-winning new collection by Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard


Trammel

Trammel

Charlotte Newman

Urbane yet uncompromising, Trammel is the powerful debut collection from a voice that demands to be heard.


Sunshine

Sunshine

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Sunshine is the new collection from Next Generation Poet Melissa Lee-Houghton. A writer of startling confession, her poems inhabit the lonely hotel rooms, psych wards and deserted lanes of austerity Britain.


Cain

Cain

Luke Kennard

Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard.


Spacecraft

Spacecraft

John McCullough

Margins, edges and coastlines abound in John McCullough’s tender, humorous explorations of contemporary life and love.


Sunspots (paperback)

Sunspots (paperback)

Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough (Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is your guide to the Sun in this ambitious and energetic new collection of poems, fusing science and literature, and channelling Shakespeare, Byron, Nabakov and more.


Astéronymes

Astéronymes

Claire Trévien

Formally inventive and intricately composed, Astéronymes is a book of redactions - and an elegy for places and people that have been ruined by time, erosion or neglect.


What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright

A politically charged modern epic by celebrated poet Luke Wright. Winner of a Fringe First Award.


What I Learned from Johnny Bevan (Special edition hardback)

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan (Special edition hardback)

Luke Wright

A politically charged modern epic by celebrated poet Luke Wright. Winner of a Fringe First Award.


Fence

Fence

Tim Cresswell

An epic of fragments that is at once beautiful and beautifully strange.


The Story of No

The Story of No

Emma Hammond

In The Story of No Emma Hammond delivers an experimental lyric that is wild, weird and full of the errata of modern life.


Everything Crash

Everything Crash

Tim Wells

A piano is thrown from the top of an East London tower block. A Goth is sick on the bus. Crises, curses and kisses punctuate this new book of poetry by Tim Wells.


Everything Crash (Special Edition)

Everything Crash (Special Edition)

Tim Wells

A piano is thrown from the top of an East London tower block. A Goth is sick on the bus. Crises, curses and kisses punctuate this new book of poetry by Tim Wells.


The Good Dark

The Good Dark

Ryan Van Winkle

In his atmospheric second collection, Ryan Van Winkle charts what is found when love is lost. A lyric voice that is both familiar and strangely different leads us through the shifting forests of memory and towards a grim acknowledgement of the need to get up, to be careful, to move.


Sunspots (hardback)

Sunspots (hardback)

Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough (Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is your guide to the Sun in this ambitious and energetic new collection of poems, fusing science and literature, and channelling Shakespeare, Byron, Nabakov and more.


Speculatrix

Speculatrix

Chris McCabe

In his most daring collection to date, Chris McCabe delves into the shadowy recesses of London history, bringing forth unsettling anachronisms and revealing the city as a perilous place to exist.


The Hard Word Box

The Hard Word Box

Sarah Hesketh

The Hard Word Box is a book of poems and verbatim interviews that takes the reader on a surprising and enriching journey through memory and imagination.


Beautiful Girls

Beautiful Girls

Melissa Lee-Houghton

"In this hypnotic and arresting collection Melissa Lee-Houghton holds a mirror to our mouths and teaches us how to breathe so that hurts like hell." - Abegail Morley


Digital Monsoon

Digital Monsoon

Siddhartha Bose

Digital Monsoon celebrates the dynamism of the urban edgeland in an updated Jazz Age poetic.


Forms of Protest

Forms of Protest

Hannah Silva

Forms of Protest collects together for the first time the work of Hannah Silva, a poet and playwright known for her fearless and wholly original vocal performances.


Enemies

Enemies

SJ Fowler

This ground-breaking, multi-disciplinary collection is the result of collaborations with over thirty artists, photographers and writers


Soil

Soil

Tim Cresswell

Soil is a striking debut by geographer and poet Tim Cresswell – rich, multi-layered, full of organic life and the compacted detritus of the city.


Beowulf

Beowulf

Meghan Purvis

The Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf is brought to life in a vigorous, contemporary translation by American poet Meghan Purvis.


The Shipwrecked House

The Shipwrecked House

Claire Trévien

Anchors, shipwrecks, whales and islands abound in this first collection by young Anglo-Breton poet Claire Trévien.


Human Form

Human Form

Oliver Dixon

Human Form is as much a reflection on an interior world on the cusp of change. This book is a search for form, of modes of utterance, combining elegantly crafted lyrics with dense blocks of prose poetry and fractured texts.


Mondeo Man

Mondeo Man

Luke Wright

Explosive political satire and acerbic wit leap from stage to page in the hotly anticipated debut collection from Luke Wright.


Emergency Window

Emergency Window

Ross Sutherland

Welcome to a science fiction reality of mirrors, windows and menacing simulacra – where nothing is as it seems. Surreal, funny, intelligent and experimental, Emergency Window charts a search for meaning in a disintegrating world.


The Method

The Method

Rob Stanton

From the opening Tuyman's Sonnets, which depict the cultural detritus of recent history as evidence of the severed real, to the sly, deft, minimalist lyrics of the book's second half – The Method is a tour de force which shows Rob Stanton to be a poet to watch. (Rae Armantrout)


A Body Made of You

A Body Made of You

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Charged with sexuality and an uncomfortable sense of the strange, A Body Made of You introduces a powerful new voice in poetry.


Love / All That / & OK

Love / All That / & OK

Emily Critchley

Love / All That /& OK, an anti-confessional by experimental British poet Emily Critchley, brings together a diverse range of work previously published in chapbooks since 2004


Limits of Control

Limits of Control

Steve Spence

In this extraordinary sequence of prose poems, coral reefs fall from the sky, volcanoes smoulder and pirates come to power in Britain.


Steak & Stations

Steak & Stations

Michael Egan

Reports from a landscape of contrasts and contradictions: of speed and consumption, haute cuisine and isolated railway platforms; from nocturnal inner-city encounters to rural wildernesses.


Kalagora

Kalagora

Siddhartha Bose

In this dazzling debut collection by Indian-born poet Siddhartha Bose, the cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, New York and London are transformed into sites of fractured vision.


Weather A System

Weather A System

James Wilkes

Bodypopping Belgians and bicycle couriers populate a world of public fountains and archaeological debris in this original and eclectic collection by James Wilkes.


Static Exile

Static Exile

George Ttoouli

Static Exile is a powerful and meditative debut collection which combines acute political observation with caustic humour.


Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf

Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf

Sarah Hesketh

Erudite, humourous and stylishly, Hesketh's debut invokes a world of frozen lakes and people who have stayed too long.


Metrophobia

Metrophobia

Stephanie Leal

From urban sketches of London and warped love poems to a paean to the Boston Tea Party and a letter to an American in Afghanistan, Metrophobia establishes a poetry that is inventive, quirky and packed with humour.


Things To Do Before You Leave Town

Things To Do Before You Leave Town

Ross Sutherland

Mono-browed cousins, clandestine paperboys, murderous action heroes and Swiss euthanasia clinics jostle for position in Ross Sutherland’s intelligent and wildly entertaining debut collection of poetry.


Charismatic Megafauna

Charismatic Megafauna

Tamsin Kendrick

The sacred, the profane and the prophetic come together in this stylish debut collection of poetry by Tamsin Kendrick.


Man in Black

Man in Black

David Caddy

Man in Black is the extraordinary latest collection by Dorset poet David Caddy, dubbed ‘the Robert Frost of the Blackmore Vale’ (Jay Parini). These poems are brimming with radical intent, drawing from a rich and varied lineage.


Peckham Blue

Peckham Blue

Susie Gordon

Peckham Blue is about finding the family you thought you never had. In ten extraordinary poems, Susie Gordon records a journey from her home on the Lancashire coast to the inner-city neighbourhoods of South London - to rediscover the family who gave her up for adoption at birth.


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