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  • LIZ BERRY AWARDED WINTER PAMPHLET CHOICE

    Posted on September 26 2018

    Following hot on the heels of her Forward Prize for Best Single Poem, we're delighted to announce that Liz Berry's The Republic of Motherhood has been chosen as the PBS...

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  • THE AUTUMN VLOG IS LIVE

    Posted on September 25 2018

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  • RECOMMENDATION THE LONG TAKE ON MAN BOOKER SHORTLIST

    Posted on September 25 2018

    In our Spring 2018 Issue, we recommended Robin Robertson's The Long Take as one of the best poetry books of that quarter. The Long Take is an expertly realised long-form narrative poem, and so...

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  • DANEZ SMITH PERFORMS FORWARD PRIZE WINNING POEM

    Posted on September 21 2018

    Forward Prize winner Danez Smith performs an electrifying poem on Button Poetry Youtube channel from his collection Don't Call Us Dead. 

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  • FORWARD PRIZE WINNERS

    Posted on September 19 2018

         The Forward Prizes took place last night at the Southbank Centre in London, hosted by National Poetry Library's Director Chris McCabe and Bidisha, Chair of the judging panel which...

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  • FORWARD PRIZE TONIGHT

    Posted on September 18 2018

    Tonight is the Forward Prizes for Poetry - one of the biggest events in the poetry calendar and we can't wait! This year’s judging panel is chaired by writer, critic, broadcaster...

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  • FREE ENTRY DONATION

    Posted on September 14 2018

    Last year's 2017 Pamphlet Prize Bryony Littlefair is kindly donating 1 FREE ENTRY intended to help someone who is struggling to pay the £20 entry fee. For a chance to win this...

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  • MEET THE 2017 PAMPHLET WINNER

    Posted on September 14 2018

    It's the LAST DAY to enter the Mslexia & PBS Women's Poetry Pamphlet Prize, so here's our final instalment of our #poetips to inspire those of you who are still...

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  • LAST CHANCE TO ENTER WOMEN'S POETRY PRIZES

    Posted on September 14 2018

    Enter HERE for a chance to win £2000 or see your pamphlet published by Seren Books. Entries close MIDNIGHT today 14th September.

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  • LAST CHANCE TO ENTER MSLEXIA PBS WOMEN’S POETRY PRIZES

    Posted on September 11 2018

    This is the final week of the Mslexia PBS women’s poetry prize - time to get writing before the competition closes this FRIDAY 14th September! Don’t miss your chance to...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE WINTER SELECTIONS

    Posted on September 03 2018

    We're so excited to announce our truly sensational PBS Winter Selections, featuring an electrifying range of established voices from Kathleen Jamie, Carrie Etter, Chris McCabe, Roy McFarlane and John Agard to more emerging talents...

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  • NAVIAR HAIKU FEST - LONDON, 6TH OCT

    Posted on August 30 2018

    Navair records is a special music community and label, exploring the link between music and the poetic form of haiku. The third edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest, a day...

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  • POETIPS #6: ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU

    Posted on August 27 2018

    It's Bank Holiday Monday and what better way to spend it than writing some poetry and entering the Mslexia Women's Poetry Prizes! Today, our Wild Card Selector Anthony Anaxagorou shares...

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  • POETIPS 5: CARRIE ETTER

    Posted on August 20 2018

    Looking for some #MondayMotivation? Here's Carrie Etter's Top 3 PoeTips to get you writing! 1. Read outside your "comfort zone" to strengthen your understanding the possibilities of poetry and broaden your appreciation...

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  • INTRODUCING LOLA RIDGE

    Posted on August 20 2018

    We're delighted to present our Autumn Special Commendation, the collected early works of the lesser-known radical modernist poet Lola Ridge. This substantial volume by Little Island Press brings her fiery feminist poetry back...

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  • THE NEW HORIZONS COVER COLLECTION

    Posted on August 17 2018

    The New Horizons cover series is now complete, so you can collect all of four of our beautiful new-look PBS poetry magazines today! *** Each elegant PBS Bulletin is brim...

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  • AUTUMN IS COMING

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Our Autumn Selections are all here - what a spectacular array! The Autumn Bulletin has gone off to press and we can't wait to see it. Join today to get...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: KATE POTTS

    Posted on August 16 2018

    From Feral by Kate Potts, PBS Autumn Recommendation, available to order here.

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: KATE POTTS

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Introducing our Autumn Recommendation, Kate Potts! Feral offers luminous despatches from the charged, porous boundary between ‘animal’ and ‘human’. They pull apart and remake definitions and categorisations of wildness and civilisation,...

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  • POETIPS #4: AMY KEY

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Are you struggling to keep the creative momentum going on your writing this summer? Need some more poetry inspiration? Throughout the Summer, our PBS poets are sharing their top tips to help...

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  • LATE SUMMER SALE: FREE BOOKS!

    Posted on August 13 2018

    The summer has flown by, and as a desperate bid to hold on to a bit of midsummer madness we're having a sequel sale to our 50% discount offer. From...

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  • COVE PARK: ARTIST RESIDENCIES ON LOCH LONG

    Posted on August 13 2018

    We've been working with Cove Park to provide an exciting residency for the winner of the Women's Poetry Competition! Cove Park is a centre providing accommodation and a creative space...

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  • POETIPS #3: SINEAD MORRISSEY

    Posted on August 13 2018

      There's still time to enter the Mslexia and PBS Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions before the 14th September. We've enlisted some of our favourite PBS poets to share their...

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  • DURHAM BOOK FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

    Posted on August 10 2018

      The Durham Book Festival programme has just been announced and it looks bigger and better than ever! Running from the 6th to the 14th October, Durham Book Festival is...

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  • THE ILLEGAL AGE IS HERE

    Posted on August 10 2018

    Our PBS Choice, The Illegal Age by Ellen Hinsey, published by Arc has arrived!  Ellen Hinsey's new book-length sequence, The Illegal Age, is a powerful investigation into the twentieth-century's dark legacy...

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  • KATE POTTS: FERAL IS HERE

    Posted on August 09 2018

    The purrrfect #internationalcatday delivery! Our Autumn Recommendation Feral by Kate Potts is here. An innovative collection exploring the blurred boundaries between the humans and animals, wilderness and civilisation. Join the PBS...

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  • CAT-THEMED POETRY PICKS

    Posted on August 08 2018

    Get your paws on some of the best cat-themed poetry on international cat day! Felines provide an unusual muse for poets, but they can often be found padding their way...

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  • WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH

    Posted on August 06 2018

    To celebrate Women in Translation Month (#WITmonth) we're reducing the price of translation membership to only £65! Translation Membership is the perfect way to keep up to date with the latest translated poetry across a...

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  • NATIONAL TRUST LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION POETRY COLLECTION

    Posted on August 06 2018

      We're delighted to be able to offer Poetry Book Society members an exclusive 25% off Indifferent Cresses, a limited edition pamphlet by National Trust Poet in Residence Holly Corfield Carr....

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  • POETIPS #2: HELEN MORT

    Posted on August 06 2018

    Have you got your entry in yet for the PBS & Mslexia Poetry & Pamphlet Competitions? There's still time to get writing before the 14th September. We're very excited to share some...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: PLAYTIME

    Posted on August 03 2018

    It's playtime! Happy book birthday to our Autumn Recommendation playtime by Andrew McMillan, published today by Cape Poetry. In these intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems, Andrew McMillan takes us back...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: ANDREW McMILLAN

    Posted on August 02 2018

    Happy Book Birthday to our PBS Autumn Recommendation playtime by Andrew McMillan, published by Cape. Charter members will receive copies in their PBS Autumn mailing or you can order a...

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  • POETIPS #1: ANDREW McMILLAN

    Posted on August 01 2018

    The summer is in full swing and The PBS Mslexia Women's Poetry Prizes are OPEN, so it's definitely time to get writing again! Throughout August we'll be revealing our PBS Poets' Top...

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  • NORTH BY NORTH EAST POETRY TOUR

    Posted on July 31 2018

    We're really looking forward to the NORTH BY NORTH EAST POETRY TOUR at Waterstones, York this Thursday 2nd August from 7pm. The Enemies Project presents a celebration of poetry from throughout the North East of England in...

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  • BACKBONE OF THE LAND

    Posted on July 30 2018

     It was lovely to see PBS Autumn Selection Andrew McMillan and our Pamphlet Selector Degna Stone in the Great Exhibition of the North Backbone of the Land musical, poetic film about Northerness...

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  • 50% OFF SUMMER SALE IS HERE

    Posted on July 30 2018

      It's the start of August this week and the red hot PBS Summer Sale is finally here! Get a whopping 50% off two of our favourite recent PBS Choices Who...

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  • PBS AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: FIONA MOORE

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Full of elegant, gently piercing observations that build to a compelling portrait of love and loss and overcoming of grief. - Adam Newey, The Guardian In her debut collection, Fiona...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: LATE BY KIT FAN

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Late by Kit Fan, from As Slow As Possible, PBS Autumn Recommendation, published by Arc. Join the PBS as a Charter member today to get your copy in the Autumn mail...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: KIT FAN

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Kit Fan's As Slow As Possible is a book of changes, of unlikely bridges between far-flung places and times, a collection of shape-shifting, trans-migrant poems that travel across geographies and time zones....

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  • SUMMER SHOWCASE AT THE SOUTHBANK

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Thanks to everyone who came along to our red-hot PBS Summer Showcase at the Southbank Centre in London this week. It was great to meet so many members and hear such...

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  • SUMMER POETRY PICKS

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Are you going on holiday this summer? Looking for the perfect summer holiday poetry reading? Check out our Top 5 Summer Poetry Picks to squeeze into your holiday suitcase or simply...

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  • THE LONG TAKE ON THE MAN BOOKER LONGLIST

    Posted on July 24 2018

    We’re delighted to see that our PBS Spring Recommendation The Long Take by Robin Robertson has been selected for the Man Booker Prize 2018 longlist. Published by Cape Poetry, The...

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  • RSL INTRODUCES 40 FELLOWS UNDER 40

    Posted on July 17 2018

    Toward the end of June the Royal Society of Literature introduced a fantastic list of younger writers, who have joined the society as new fellows. The RSL celebrates not only...

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  • POETRY TAKE OVER: BALTIC, NEWCASTLE

    Posted on July 17 2018

      As part of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's twelve-week programme accompanying Lubaina Himid's installation Our Kisses are Petals, there will be a poetry themed event on Sunday 12th August. The 'Raising...

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  • GRADUATION GIFT INSPIRATION

    Posted on July 12 2018

    GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS... Do you know someone who's graduating this month? If you're looking for a thoughtful gift to mark the momentous occasion then why not buy a PBS gift...

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  • UNIO PRESENTS HIDDEN WORDS: WRITING WORKSHOP WITH IAN POPLE

    Posted on July 12 2018

    An event this Sunday will give our followers in Liverpool a chance to flex their poetry-writing muscles! Photography collective Unio has teamed up with Ian Pople, whose The Glass Enclosure (Arc, 1996)...

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  • PBS AUTUMN CHOICE: ELLEN HINSEY

    Posted on July 01 2018

    The Illegal Age, Ellen Hinsey's new book-length sequence, is a powerful investigation into the twentieth-century's dark legacy of totalitarianism and the rise of political illegality. It explores the enduring potential...

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  • GINKGO PRIZE CALLS FOR ECOPOETRY SUBMISSIONS

    Posted on June 25 2018

    The Ginkgo prize is open for submissions of poetry which 'thematically, structurally, linguistically or formally investigate ecology, the environment, or the relationship between human culture and the natural world.' The prize...

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