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  • JOELLE TAYLOR WINS THE T.S. ELIOT PRIZE

    Posted on January 11 2022

    Last night, Joelle Taylor won the TS Eliot poetry prize for C+nto & Othered Poems, praised by judges as “a blazing book of rage and light”. The news was announced by the T.S....

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR SALE

    Posted on January 05 2022

    New Year's resolution to read more? We've decided to beat the January blues with some uplifting savings on some of our favourite poetry releases. Check out our New Year Sale...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 24

    Posted on December 24 2021

    On the last day of our PBS Gift Guide, don't miss our extra special TS ELIOT BUNDLE OFFER this Christmas featuring all TEN T.S. Eliot prize shortlisted books for only £75 for PBS...

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  • METRO POETRY PRIZE RUNNER UP

    Posted on December 23 2021

    "Time to unbutton a bit, to give something of your warmth back to that world" - We're delighted to reveal the runner-up in our Metro Poetry Prize is 'Winter' by...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 23

    Posted on December 23 2021

    Raymond Antrobus’s much anticipated second collection, All The Names Given, continues his essential investigation into language, miscommunication, place, and memory. This is a timely and tender book from one of the most...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 22

    Posted on December 22 2021

    The poems in Romalyn Ante's luminous debut Antiemetic for Homesickness is steeped in the richness of Filipino folklore, and studded with Tagalog. These poems offer a unique perspective on family, colonialism, heritage...

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  • METRO POETRY PRIZE WINNER

    Posted on December 21 2021

    This Solstice seems like the perfect time to reveal the winner of our Metro Poetry Prize is ‘Nightfall’ by Nicola Healey! This beautiful and hopeful winter poem reminds us all that brighter days are...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 20

    Posted on December 20 2021

    Winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, Caleb Femi's Poor combines poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 19

    Posted on December 19 2021

    we all have our own beautiful universe Starry Night, Blurry Dreams is a collection of visual poetry about loneliness, love and existing in our world by Sally Rooney's illustrator Henn Kim....

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 18

    Posted on December 18 2021

    The world is in chaos once again so here's a little haven of calm and peacefulness. Poems for Stillness includes poems by Emily Dickinson, W.B. Yeats, Anne Bronte, Khalil Gibran,...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 21

    Posted on December 17 2021

    The Forward Book of Poetry is the definitive annual guide to contemporary poetry. Bringing together the best new work published in the UK and Ireland, this anthology offers an overview...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 17

    Posted on December 17 2021

    On Day 17 of our gift guide we've got Almanac: Twelve Poems for 2022 offers a beautiful poem for each month of the year – from the early January to the year’s husk”...

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  • LAST CHRISTMAS POST TODAY!

    Posted on December 17 2021

    Share the joy of poetry and give a PBS gift membership this Christmas. All gift members receive a FREE tote bag, poetry book and gift certificate containing all the details they'll...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 15

    Posted on December 15 2021

    A lyrical classic for young children from our founder T.S. Eliot. Children and adults alike will be enchanted by these highly original illustrations of Old Possums Book of Practical Cats. An exquisite...

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  • LAST POST FRIDAY 17TH!

    Posted on December 15 2021

    The last post for Christmas delivery is this Friday 17th December, so here's the final part of our PBS Christmas Gift Guide for the poetry lover in your life. Share the joy...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE SPRING 2022 SELECTIONS

    Posted on December 14 2021

    Our new PBS selectors Anthony Anaxagorou, Sarah Howe, Caleb Femi and Harry Josephine Giles have chosen the following incredible books as our Spring 2022 selections. We can't wait to share them...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 14

    Posted on December 14 2021

    Written against the backdrop of global crisis, Nikita Gill's new collection Where Hope Comes From shines a light into the darkness as we begin our journey back to hope. Weaving...

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  • NEXT INSTA BOOK CLUB 15th DECEMBER

    Posted on December 13 2021

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 13

    Posted on December 13 2021

    Day 13 of our #giftguide is The How - a treasure trove of inspiration from the acclaimed poet author of bone. This intriguing mix of lyrical musings and immersive poetry...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 12

    Posted on December 12 2021

    The Luckiest Guy Alive is the first new book of poetry from Dr John Cooper Clarke for several decades. A brilliant, hilarious collection from one of Britain's outstanding poets whose anarchic...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 11

    Posted on December 11 2021

    Tomorrow is Beautiful offers calm, hope and peace to all. Containing a selection of classic and contemporary poems to lift the spirits, this is the perfect gift for anyone in need...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 10

    Posted on December 10 2021

    On Day 10 of our PBS Gift Guide, here's Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection A Poem for Every Winter Day to transport you to sparkling winter scenes. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 9

    Posted on December 09 2021

    Day 9 in the PBS Gift Guide is this delightful Candlestick press anthology celebrating shared moments at #Christmas with "Twelve Poems for Those We Love". Complete with illustrated bookmark and...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 8

    Posted on December 08 2021

    On Day 8 of the PBS Gift Guide, we've got this awe inspiring gift for curious 9-12 year olds. Wonder: The Natural History Museum Poetry Book is a beautiful gift hardback...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 7

    Posted on December 07 2021

    For Day 7 of the PBS Gift Guide we present this lyrical children's picture book from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long. In this...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 6

    Posted on December 06 2021

    For day 6 of our PBS Gift Guide we're recommending this heart-warming collection from the beloved poet, Pam Ayres, which celebrates her lifelong love of animals alongside charming illustrations. It's perfect...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 5

    Posted on December 05 2021

    Day 5 in our PBS Gift Guide is this moving anthology of poetry from the NHS, These Are the Hands, edited by “The Emergency Poet” Deborah Alma, and GP Dr...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 4

    Posted on December 04 2021

    It's day 4 of our PBS Gift Guide and we've got the perfect gift for budding poets! In Why I Write Poetry 25 poets reflect with wit and wisdom on...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 3

    Posted on December 03 2021

    An exquisite illustrated hardback edition of Christmas Poems by the former UK Poet Laureate. For a decade, while she was Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy gifted her thousands of readers...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 2

    Posted on December 02 2021

    It’s Day 2 of our Christmas poetry gift guide and we’re offering **SIGNED** copies of Simon Armitage’s beautifully illustrated new book The Owl and the Nightingale left. This hardback gift book...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE PART I

    Posted on December 01 2021

    Happy 1st of December! Christmas is only a few weeks away but don't worry we've curated the PBS Christmas Gift Guide full of festive inspiration for the poetry lover in...

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  • FREE BOOK & TOTE FOR GIFT MEMBERS

    Posted on December 01 2021

    Share the joy of poetry and give a PBS Gift Membership this Christmas. All gift members receive a FREE tote bag, poetry book and a gift certificate containing all the details...

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  • GREEN FRIDAY OFFER

    Posted on November 26 2021

      💚💚Let’s turn #blackfriday GREEN! 💚 💚🌳We’ll plant a tree for every new member who joins between now and Monday!🌳 So as well as helping poets and publishers to grow,...

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  • LET'S TURN BLACK FRIDAY GREEN!

    Posted on November 26 2021

    This year we're turning Black Friday GREEN and planting a tree for every new member! To continue the great work of COP26 and unite poets for the planet, we'll plant a tree for every...

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  • POETRY FOR THE PLANET

    Posted on November 26 2021

      Continuing the great work of COP26, here's a round up of some of the best eco-poets to read right now for the planet on our self proclaimed GREEN FRIDAY! We’re...

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  • COSTA BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST

    Posted on November 24 2021

    We're delighted to see THREE recent PBS Selections on the Costa Book Awards shortlist. Launched in 1971, the Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular...

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  • INSTA LIVE BOOK CLUB 24TH NOVEMBER

    Posted on November 09 2021

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  • MEET STEPHANIE SY-QUIA

    Posted on November 05 2021

    Our Winter Recommendation Amnion by Stephanie Sy-Quia is a contemporary lyric epic, journeying from the Philippines to Libya, through France, Spain, and the UK. This debut collection of poems questions keenly and urgently...

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  • IN MEMORY OF OWEN LOWERY

    Posted on October 29 2021

    This week, Carcanet Press published Crash Wake and other poems, the posthumous final collection of Owen Lowery and our PBS Winter Wild Card Choice. In February 2020, ventilated tetraplegic poet...

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  • FORWARD PRIZE WINNERS

    Posted on October 29 2021

    Many congratulations to all three winners of the Forward Prizes for Poetry: Luke Kennard, Caleb Femi and Nicole Sealey and a very happy 30th birthday to the Forward Prizes too! It was so...

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  • OCTOBER INSTA BOOK CLUB VIDEO

    Posted on October 29 2021

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  • PBS RECOMMENDATION: POLLY ATKIN

    Posted on October 22 2021

    Our Winter Recommendation, Much With Body is the startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm and mirror, refracting pain and also...

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  • POEM OF THE WEEK: MUCH WITH BODY

    Posted on October 22 2021

    From Much With Body by Polly Atkin, our PBS Winter recommendation. Available to order here with 25% off for PBS Members.

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  • MEET POLLY ATKIN

    Posted on October 22 2021

    "In Much With Body I wanted to experiment with how to write about living with chronic illness and daily, continual pain. Pain is a co-tenant of a shared ecosystem in...

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  • INSTA BOOK CLUB 26th OCTOBER

    Posted on October 20 2021

    Don't miss our insta live book club next Tuesday 26th October hosted by Anthony Anaxagorou and featuring our PBS Winter Choice Vahni (Anthony Ezekiel) Capildeo and Harry Josephine Giles. We...

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  • ANNOUNCING OUR NEW PBS SELECTORS

    Posted on October 15 2021

    We're delighted to announce two new additions to our PBS Selectors team! The poet and publisher Anthony Anaxagorou will be joining Sarah Howe as our main PBS Book Selector and...

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  • WINTER PAMPHLET CHOICE ANNOUNCED

    Posted on October 15 2021

    We're delighted to announce our Winter Pamphlet Choice is Sargam / Swargam by Fathima Zahra, published by ignition press. Sargam / Swargam evokes a deep sense of precarity in being, belonging and...

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  • MEET HARRY JOSEPHINE GILES

    Posted on October 15 2021

    "Deep Wheel Orcadia is a far future space station almost but not entirely unlike Orkney, my home. It is a peripheral place, once central to imperial expansion, finding a way...

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