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  • FREE GIFT FOR NEW MEMBERS

    Posted on September 23 2020

    Join the Poetry Book Society today to claim your FREE gift! For a limited time only whilst stocks last we’re offering a FREE copy of the Edwin Morgan poetry award...

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  • PBS WINTER CHOICE ANNOUNCED

    Posted on September 23 2020

    We're delighted that the Winter Choice which will be sent to all our Choice Members in mid November will be Fred D’Aguiar's Letters to America (Carcanet). Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY INSTA LIVE EVENT

    Posted on September 22 2020

    Join us on National Poetry Day at 7pm on Thursday 1st October on Instagram @poetrybooksociety for a free live online poetry book club hosted by the poet Andrew McMillan and his...

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  • POEMS TO SAVE THE WORLD WITH

    Posted on September 21 2020

    Happy book birthday to this absolutely beautiful gift book anthology which contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with exquisite, intricate artwork.Chosen and...

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  • SHE WILL SOAR

    Posted on September 18 2020

    So excited to receive this beauty in the post and to celebrate its book birthday! Released today from MacMillan Children’s Books, She Will Soar is full of bright, brave poems...

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  • A POEM FOR EVERY AUTUMN DAY

    Posted on September 17 2020

    On this day in 1849 Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Today’s poem comes from A Poem for Every Autumn Day. It’s powerful reminder of the need for freedom, compassion and...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE WINTER SELECTIONS

    Posted on September 16 2020

    The nights are drawing in and the days are darkening but don't fear we've got some absolutely stellar poetry books to brighten up this Winter and we're so excited to...

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  • ANNE STEVENSON TRIBUTE

    Posted on September 16 2020

    We were deeply saddened to hear the news that the leading British-American poet Anne Stevenson passed away aged 87, earlier this week on the 14th September. Born in Cambridge, England, of...

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  • CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL: NINA & RACHEL

    Posted on September 16 2020

    Friday 9th October | 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Town Hall, Pillar Room | £10 plus booking feeThis year’s all-new hybrid Cheltenham Literature Festival gives you the opportunity to attend events as part...

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  • DURHAM BOOK FESTIVAL: PBS SHOWCASE

    Posted on September 16 2020

    13th October, 12.30pm - 1pm | Durham Book Festival Online | Tickets: FreeWe're delighted to be partnering with our friends at the wonderful Durham Book Festival to present this Poetry Book Society Showcase...

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  • MEET THE COVER ARTIST

    Posted on September 03 2020

    Our Autumn Bulletin features cover artwork created during lockdown by the incredible Sophie Herxheimer, 'Yellow Flowers Multiply at a Greater Speed Even than Viral Droplets'. Sophie's art continues our series of covers...

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  • A POEM FOR EVERY AUTUMN DAY

    Posted on September 02 2020

    We were blown away by this beautiful poem film at Edinburgh International Book Festival last weekend and we thought you'd love it too. In this unmissable Edinburgh International Book Festival Online...

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  • THE AUTUMN BULLETIN IS HERE!

    Posted on September 02 2020

    The Autumn Bulletin is here! We’re thrilled to reveal this stunning artwork by the poet and artist Sophie Herxheimer to continue our cover series celebration of talented poet-artists. Completed during...

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  • POEM A DAY: GERĐUR KRISTNÝ

    Posted on August 28 2020

      Order Reykjavik Requiem with 25% off for members.

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  • MEET GERĐUR KRISTNÝ: AUTUMN SPECIAL COMMENDATION

    Posted on August 28 2020

    August is Women In Translation Month so what better moment to feature our incredible Special Commendation Reykjavik Requiem by Icelandic poet Gerður Kristný which completes her highly acclaimed trilogy. In...

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  • EDWIN MORGAN GIVEAWAY

    Posted on August 28 2020

      We're delighted that our recent PBS Pamphlet Choice Alycia Pirmohamed was awarded the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2020 at the Online Edinburgh International Book Festival last weekend.  Alycia has recently completed her...

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  • WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH

    Posted on August 28 2020

    August is Women in Translation month so we’ve been enjoying rediscovering all these fantastic women poets in translation! We've rounded up a few of our favourites to inspire your bank...

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  • FORWARD PRIZES SHORTLIST BUNDLE OFFER

    Posted on August 25 2020

    The Poetry Book Society are delighted to offer PBS Members all TEN Forward Prize Shortlisted books for the bargain price of £75 (RRP £104) including FREE POSTAGE.  This includes Caroline Bird's...

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  • POEM A DAY: MERYVN TAYLOR

    Posted on August 21 2020

    -Today's poem is by Mervyn Taylor from Country of Warm Snow, PBS Autumn Recommendation. Available to order here with 25% off for PBS Members  #poemaday #dailypoem  

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  • MEET MERVYN TAYLOR

    Posted on August 21 2020

    Mervyn Taylor is a Trinidad-born poet who works in visual art. He has taught at the New School and in the New York City public school system and is the author...

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  • BULLETIN OPEN ACCESS: MERVYN TAYLOR

    Posted on August 21 2020

    "This collection, unlike my others, is not subdivided into sections seeking to accommodate Brooklyn and Port of Spain, as if acknowledging the thousands of miles, snowdrifts versus heat, Carnival among...

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  • MEET RACHEL LONG

    Posted on August 14 2020

    Rachel Long is a poet and founder of the Octavia Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, in London. Rachel’s poetry and prose have been...

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  • POEM A DAY: RACHEL LONG

    Posted on August 14 2020

    From My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long, PBS Autumn Wild Card. Order here with 25% PBS Member discount.  

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  • MY DARLING FROM THE LIONS

    Posted on August 14 2020

        Rachel Long’s much-anticipated debut collection of poems, My Darling from the Lions, announces the arrival of a thrilling new presence in poetry. Each poem has a vivid story...

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  • MY DARLING FROM THE LIONS

    Posted on August 13 2020

    Happy Book birthday to our Autumn Wild Card My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long. We love this stunning photograph of it, taken by Picador. Order your copy here with...

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  • THE LONG BEDS BY KATE MILLER

    Posted on July 30 2020

    Happy book birthday to Kate Miller's The Long Beds - one of our PBS Autumn Recommendations. The Long Beds explores the cell-like containment of the small hours when the body has...

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  • MEET KATE MILLER: AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION

    Posted on July 30 2020

    Kate Miller is an award-winning poet, recipient of the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize in 2008. Her book The Observances (2015) was shortlisted for the Costa and Michael Murphy Prizes...

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  • POEM A DAY: KATE MILLER

    Posted on July 30 2020

    '...My bed’s an island where I’ve cried to dream again' Happy book birthday to our PBS Recommendation Kate Miller's The Long Beds! Available to order here with 25% off for...

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  • LAUREL PRIZE LONGLIST

    Posted on July 30 2020

    The UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and the Poetry School have announced the longlist for the inaugural eco-poetry prize, The Laurel Prize. The prize is funded by Simon Armitage out of the £5,000 honorarium...

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  • POEM A DAY: DAVID MORLEY

    Posted on July 29 2020

    'Wingbeats of a Romany Noun' by David Morley from FURY, the PBS Autumn Choice. Join the Poetry Book Society by the 15th August for your copy in our Autumn mailing here. ...

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  • PBS AUTUMN CHOICE: DAVID MORLEY

    Posted on July 29 2020

    Join the Poetry Book Society by 15th August to get your copy of our PBS Autumn Choice FURY by David Morley ahead hot off the press. FURY is the sixth Carcanet collection...

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  • JOIN NOW FOR AUTUMN

    Posted on July 28 2020

    HELP US SUPPORT POETS AND PUBLISHERS Join the Poetry Book Society today for a year of poetry parcels starting with our Autumn mailing in late August/ early September featuring the...

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  • POEM A DAY: LEMN SISSAY

    Posted on July 28 2020

      Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted...

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  • POEM A DAY: T.S. ELIOT

    Posted on July 27 2020

        ‘At the still point of the turning world’ #poemaday by our founder T.S. Eliot #keepcalmandreadpoems 

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  • NEXT PBS INSTA BOOK CLUB: 5th AUGUST

    Posted on July 17 2020

    **Poetry date for your diary** Our next insta book club will be 7pm on the 5th August featuring PBS Pamphlet Selector Mary Jean Chan and our Summer Pamphlet Choice Alycia...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATIONS:
    MAGNOLIA 木蘭

    Posted on July 17 2020

      Magnolia, 木蘭, Nina Mingya Powles’ first full collection, dwells within the tender, shifting borderland between languages, and between poetic forms, to examine the shape and texture of memories, of myths,...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATIONS:
    MEET NINA

    Posted on July 17 2020

      Nina Mingya Powles is a poet and zinemaker from Aotearoa New Zealand, currently living in London. She is the author of a food memoir, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in...

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  • POEM A DAY: NINA MINGYA POWLES

    Posted on July 17 2020

    From Magnolia, 木蘭 by Nina Mingya Powles, published by Nine Arches Press, PBS Autumn Recommendation. Order here with 25% PBS Member discount.  

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  • PBS SHOWCASE VIDEO: BHANU KAPIL & WILL HARRIS

    Posted on July 16 2020

    For those of you who missed our virtual PBS Summer Showcase at NCLA's Inside Writing Festival last week, we're delighted to be able to share a full video recording of the live Zoom...

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  • POEM A DAY: ZAKI OVAIS

    Posted on July 10 2020

    Find out more about I Am Rohingya here.

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  • ANNOUNCING THE PBS WORLD CHOICE

    Posted on July 10 2020

    “The poets gathered in the room weren’t just making history... they wanted to mark history”   We're delighted to announce our inaugural PBS World Choice which aims to champion Non-European...

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  • PBS BOOK CLUB #4: ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU & WAYNE HOLLOWAY SMITH

    Posted on July 03 2020

    Thanks to everyone who attended our #pbsonlinebookclub with Wayne Holloway-Smith on instagram live on Wednesday. It was great to hear Wayne talk about his forthcoming collection Love Minus Love with such generosity and openness,...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE PBS AUTUMN SELECTIONS

    Posted on July 02 2020

    We're so excited to announce our PBS Autumn Selections, which have been chosen by our independent panel of poets including Sinead Morrissey, Ilya Kaminsky, Andrew McMillan, Nick Makoha and Mary Jean...

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  • SUMMER WILD CARD: LOVE MINUS LOVE

    Posted on June 26 2020

    Wayne Holloway-Smith: the posh mums are boxing in the square from Bloodaxe Books on Vimeo. Wayne Holloway-Smith's debut, Alarum (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was a PBS Wildcard Choice for Winter 2017, shortlisted for the...

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  • NEXT PBS BOOK CLUB ON INSTA LIVE 1ST JULY

    Posted on June 25 2020

    There's only 1 week to go before our next #pbsonlinebookclub with Wayne Holloway-Smith. Join PBS Selectors Andrew McMillan and Anthony Anaxagorou to discuss their Wild Card Choice with readings and a live q...

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  • ZOOM LAUNCH: WILL HARRIS & BHANU KAPIL | 2nd JULY

    Posted on June 25 2020

    We're excited to be partnering with our friends at NCLA on their #InsideWriting festival for a zoom live Poetry Book Society showcase on Thursday 2nd July, 7pm BST, featuring PBS choice poets, Will...

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  • SUMMER TRANSLATION CHOICE: CARIBBEAN ANTHOLOGY

    Posted on June 25 2020

    To tie in with the 72nd anniversary of Windrush, we're delighted to announce that the PBS Summer Translation Choice is this bilingual anthology of Caribbean women poets, co-edited and translated...

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  • POEM A DAY: TIPHANIE YANIQUE

    Posted on June 25 2020

      ‘This is the island It is small and vulnerable’ - Tiphanie Yanique Today’s daily poem reminded us of the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of Windrush, the diaspora communities...

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