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  • TOP TELEGRAPH CHRISTMAS POETRY PICKS

    Posted on November 16 2018

    The Telegraph's Christmas Poetry Book Guide has just been released and features plenty of PBS favourites, including Suzannah Evans's wonderful doom laded debut Near Future (Nine Arches) which they describe as "essential reading". The Telegraph also...

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  • THE PEOPLE'S POET LAUREATE

    Posted on November 16 2018

    The race is on to find the next UK Poet Laureate and we'd love to hear your favourites too. We'll be running a series of twitter polls to discover the People's Poet...

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  • POEM OF THE WEEK: KATHLEEN JAMIE

    Posted on November 16 2018

    From PBS Winter Recommendation Selected Poems by Kathleen Jamie, published by Picador. PBS Charter Members will get their copies in their Winter poetry parcel. Join today in time for yours!...

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  • PBS WINTER RECOMMENDATION: KATHLEEN JAMIE

    Posted on November 16 2018

    Kathleen Jamie’s Selected Poems gathers together some of the finest work by one of the foremost poets currently writing in English. Although Jamie is perhaps best known for her writing on nature,...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: 1 WEEK TO GO!

    Posted on November 16 2018

    There's only 1 week left to book your tickets for No One Is An Island! Don't miss this truly unique evening of poetry and music for these fractious times featuring...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: MEET THE MUSICIANS II

    Posted on November 15 2018

    There's only 1 week left until No One is An Island a unique interweaving of poetry and music for these fractious times on the 23rd November at St Martin Within...

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  • WHO WILL BE THE NEXT UK POET LAUREATE?

    Posted on November 09 2018

    The search for the next UK Poet Laureate began last Saturday, with the official announcement of a panel of experts to guide the selection. We're delighted to announce that the...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: 2 WEEKS TO GO!

    Posted on November 09 2018

    23rd NOVEMBER | 7.30PM | ST MARTIN WITHIN LUDGATE | 40 LUDGATE HILL | LONDON |  EC4M 7DE There are only 2 weeks left before our most ambitious event yet, No One...

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  • PAGES OF THE SEA

    Posted on November 09 2018

    A new poem by Carol Ann Duffy written to mark the centenary of Armistice Day has just been released. The Wound in Time will be read by individuals, families and...

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  • ARMISTICE CENTENARY

    Posted on November 09 2018

    This weekend marks the centenary of the WWI Armistice so we've gathered together a powerful range of poetry about war and peace to commemorate the momentous occasion.Robert Graves - War...

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  • FRIDAY FREEBIE TIME

    Posted on November 02 2018

    The wonderful Chatto poetry have kindly donated a beautiful copy of Liz Berry's Winter Pamphlet Choice The Republic of Motherhood for this week's Friday Freebie! We'll be giving away this...

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  • 25% OFF ALL BOOK ORDERS

    Posted on November 02 2018

    Did you know you know that all Poetry Book Society members also get 25% off poetry books on our website? As well as your quarterly PBS poetry parcels, you also...

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  • INTRODUCING ONE PLUM POEM CARDS

    Posted on November 02 2018

    We're so excited to reveal that we're working with One Plum Poem to launch this beautiful array of poetry cards and offer an extra special Christmas poem card gift to all our PBS members! ...

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  • POETRY IN ALDEBURGH

    Posted on November 01 2018

          Poetry in Aldeburgh festival is back! Running from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November this will be an unforgettable weekend of poetry, film and art by the sea featuring over 100 poets,...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: READER AT LARGE

    Posted on November 01 2018

    We're so excited to finally reveal the Reader at Large for No One Is An Island, Grace Cookey-Gam. Fresh from performing Othellomacbeth at the Lyric Hammersmith and with an impressive list of...

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  • HALLOWEEN POETRY

    Posted on October 31 2018

      As the days get shorter, the nights growing colder, a seasonal gloom inexorably settling upon us, Halloween is the perfect time to explore the morbid, the gothic, the occult...

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  • NEW COLLECTION BY WILD CARD SELECTOR

    Posted on October 29 2018

    Independent literary publisher Penned in the Margins has acquired After the Formalities by Hackney-based writer and educator Anthony Anaxagorou. After the Formalities explores ideas of division and dominance, incorporating history, science and philosophy...

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  • CAROL ANN DUFFY INTERVIEW IN GUARDIAN

    Posted on October 29 2018

    We thoroughly enjoyed reading this fascinating article in the Guardian about Carol Ann Duffy's latest and last collection as UK Poet Laureate. Here is a short extract: “I think the...

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  • HALLOWEEN SPELLS

    Posted on October 26 2018

    Halloween is just around the corner and we're very excited about this suitably spooky poetry anthology Spells, featuring a wide range of  incredible poets including recent PBS Selections Kaveh Akbar, Amy...

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  • CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR PBS MEMBERS

    Posted on October 26 2018

    We're very excited about our special Christmas gift to all PBS members. Join the PBS today to get your Winter poetry parcel and watch this space for the grand reveal...

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  • SOPHIE COLLINS SHORTLISTED FOR SALTIRE POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR

    Posted on October 24 2018

    We're extremely pleased to hear that Sophie Collins' debut Who is Mary Sue? - our Spring 2018 Choice - has been shortlisted for the 2018 Saltire Literary Awards Poetry Book of the...

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  • 1 MONTH TO GO: NO ONE IS AN ISLAND

    Posted on October 23 2018

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  • NEW BIRMINGHAM POET LAUREATE

    Posted on October 22 2018

    Richard O’Brien has been named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate during a National Poetry Day event held at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Birmingham City University. Richard, a lecturer in...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: INTRODUCING RAYMOND ANTROBUS

    Posted on October 22 2018

    Join us on the 23rd November at St Martin within Ludgate for the PBS Winter Showcase No One Is An Island for a chance to hear the electrifying Raymond Antrobus...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: MEET THE MUSICIANS

    Posted on October 22 2018

    We can't wait for No One Is An Island on the 23rd November at St Martin Within Ludgate. The evening will combine powerful poetry performances from David Harsent and Raymond...

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  • POET OF THE DAY: ROY MCFARLANE

    Posted on October 19 2018

    Now more than ever, in Black History Month and beyond, Roy McFarlane’s second poetry collection, The Healing Next Time, is a timely and unparalleled book of interwoven sequences on institutional...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: MEET THE POETS

    Posted on October 19 2018

      The Poetry Book Society has joined forces with Time Productions and The Stationers Company to produce a spectacular performance at The Guild Church of Saint Martin within Ludgate. Taking John Donne's theme of...

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  • T S ELIOT SHORTLIST

    Posted on October 18 2018

    The T S Eliot Prize Shortlists have been announced! We're delighted to see PBS Recommendations and debut poets Hannah Sullivan, Fiona Moore, Phoebe Power and Zaffar Kunial on the shortlist...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: DEAR HEARING WORLD

    Posted on October 12 2018

    By Raymond Antrobus from the PBS Winter Choice The Perseverance, published by Penned in the Margins. PBS Members will receive their copy in mid November in our Winter mailing.

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  • MEET RAYMOND ANTROBUS: THE PBS WINTER CHOICE

    Posted on October 12 2018

      The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus, published by Penned in the Margins, is one of the year’s most highly anticipated debuts. His poems range across history and continents, operating in the spaces...

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  • PBS VLOGGER IN RESIDENCE CONTINUES FOR 2019

    Posted on October 09 2018

    We're delighted to announce that our incredible PBS Vlogger in Residence Jen Campbell will be continuing for another year! Jen's insightful video reviews of our seasonal poetry book selections have...

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  • HAPPY LIBRARY WEEK

    Posted on October 09 2018

      GET 10% OFF THE BEST NEW POETRY FOR YOUR LIBRARYIt's Libraries Week and we wanted to show all you lovely libraries how much we appreciate you by offering an...

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  • PBS AUTUMN SHOWCASE: 11TH OCTOBER, YORK

    Posted on October 08 2018

    Join us for a Northern Showcase at York University with three of our finest Autumn Selections, including debut poets Kit Fan (As Slow as Possible) and Zaffar Kunial (Us), alongside Kate...

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  • NO ONE IS AN ISLAND: WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

    Posted on October 08 2018

    We're delighted to be working with Time Productions and The Stationer's Company to co-produce this dramatic musical and poetic extravaganza on the 23rd November for our PBS Winter Showcase. The...

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  • WINTER SHOWCASE: NO ONE IS AN ISLAND

    Posted on October 08 2018

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  • MEET TEAM UNIVERSITY

    Posted on October 05 2018

      Poets from Northumbria, Newcastle and Teeside universities joined forces to bring poetry to the busy Newcastle Central Station and bus interchanges throughout National Poetry Day 2018 including NCLA poet...

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  • MEET THE NEW WRITING NORTH YOUNG WRITERS

    Posted on October 05 2018

    NEW WRITING NORTH YOUNG WRITERS: New Writing North's intrepid young writers performed powerful poetry across the metro for our National Poetry Day Takeover, tackling everything from mental health to LGBT...

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  • MEET THE WRITING SQUAD

    Posted on October 05 2018

    THE WRITING SQUADThe Writing Squad and Durham University SLAM team lead by Kym Deyn entertained the crowds from Haymarket metro to Newcastle Central station and even proclaimed poems across the Tyne on...

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  • INTRODUCING APPLES AND SNAKES

    Posted on October 05 2018

    MEET THE NATIONAL POETRY TEAMS... APPLES AND SNAKES Spoken word poetry pioneers Apples and Snakes wowed the crowds with their high energy, politically charged performances across the Newcastle metro including...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY METRO TAKEOVER

    Posted on October 05 2018

    We had so much fun during our Metro poetry takeover across Newcastle for National Poetry Day. Here are a few photos from our incredible performance teams Apples and Snakes, New...

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  • WATCH JEN'S METRO POET IN RESIDENCE INSTA STORY

    Posted on October 05 2018

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  • ANTHEM OF THE NORTH - LEMN SISSAY

    Posted on October 03 2018

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  • ANTHEM OF THE NORTH - LEMN SISSAY

    Posted on October 03 2018

    Lemn Sissay Anthem of the North The North Star leads the way To the mountain top in awe That, my friend, is why they say Up up up… North And...

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  • 1 DAY TO GO TO NATIONAL POETRY DAY

    Posted on October 03 2018

    There's only 1 day to go before our National Poetry Day Metro Takeover! Join us at 1pm on the 4th October at Monument metro in Newcastle for the launch reading...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY METRO TAKEOVER

    Posted on September 27 2018

      To celebrate National Poetry Day, the Poetry Book Society are joining forces with some of the most exciting new poets from local literary organisations to launch a major poetry takeover...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY SCHOOLS OFFER

    Posted on September 27 2018

    ‘The Poetry Book Society is a great place for discovery… I wish my school library had offered me such poets‘ - Gillian Clarke, GCSE Syllabus Poet and Former National Poet of Wales...

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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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