Spring into Poetry
Our Spring poetry list is one that we are thrilled about. You can buy all the books individually on the links below or enjoy all 4 pamphlets and/or all 6 new collections — a feast of poetry to enjoy through Spring and Summer.
2 great offers on our 2022 poetry list available from now – August 31 2022
Memory, relationships, the natural world, loss, love, grief and joy run through these exceptional pamphlets from four authors whose writing we love.
In Clyde: my river G W Colkitto takes us on an extended journey that travels as much through time as place, weaving together scenes from childhood to adulthood, with a river that is itself a character
Bonnie Thurston’s Forgotten Futures: a memoiris a tender heart’s cry and a passionate celebration in one.
Ian Marriott’s Touched explores the experience of living with long-term, and severe mental states. There is no safe haven of medical “pathology” here, but an urgent rite of passage for the damaged and conflicted soul..
The quiet elegance of the poem in Sue Lewis’s Journey, the sound patterns and pressure on language combine with a sensibility of the fragility of life that nonetheless refuses to be crushed.
Buy all 4 for £15 (saving £4.96)
A Cornucopia of Collections
In Omar Sabbagh’s Morning Lit: Portals After Alia, yearning, vulnerabilty, self-examination, our hopes and fears combine, in poetry that is honest, resonant and transformative. This is Sabbagh at the height of his powers as a magician of language and rhythm exploring the depths of what it means to be human and to love.
In Life’s Stink & Honey Lynn Valentine tackles the great unspeakables head-on – bereavement, loss, childlessness, exile; and yet it’s not death that prevails in these poems, but rather the sovereignty of life.
David Underdown’s The Jigsaw brings together darkness and light, questioning and consolation, the large-scale dangers of these Anthropocene times, and the honour and courage it takes to look ordinary life in the eye.
Jane Monson’s The Chalk Butterfly examines the tipping points, vanishing or fractured boundaries between our environments (internal and external), reflecting on the damaging ways we step on both the earth and humanity. Yet these exquisitely realised prose poems are also celebration of life and its moments of transformation.
In Not Sonnets: observations from an ordinary life, Bonnie Thurston lead the reader on a gentle journey from home to move through seasons in a sequence focussing on daily experiences — insightful, honed and precise poems that reveal the extraordinariness of the
ordinary life and, mirabile dictu, wisdom
Edward Ragg’s And Then the Rain Came turns to love, physical and mental geographies, well-being and the vitality of the present. Set against the backdrops of the global pandemic and climate crisis, each poem embraces present perception in the awakening motif of rain.
Buy all 6 collections for £46 (saving £13.94)