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  • SPRING RECOMMENDATION: LIVING WEAPON

    Posted on January 20 2021

    Our Spring Recommendation Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips is a love song to the imagination, a new blade of light homing in on our political moment. A winged man plummets...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

    Posted on January 20 2021

    A poem for Inauguration Day from Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips, our Spring Recommendation published by Faber.  

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  • MEET ROWAN RICARDO PHILLIPS

    Posted on January 20 2021

    Rowan Ricardo Phillips is the author of two books of poems (Heaven and The Ground) and two essay collections (The Circuit and When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness). As well as being a finalist for...

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  • T.S. ELIOT PRIZE READINGS THIS SUNDAY

    Posted on January 19 2021

    Don't miss the T.S. Eliot Prize Readings and winner's announcement in a streamed Southbank Centre event hosted by the wonderful Ian McMillan at 7pm this Sunday 24th January. A highlight...

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  • SPRING RECOMMENDATION | WRITING THE CAMP | YOUSIF M. QASMIYEH

    Posted on January 15 2021

     Yousif M. Qasmiyeh's Writing The Camp is an exceptional, essential collection drawn from the poet's experience of the Baddawi refugee camp in Lebanon. The poetry moves beyond the observational into...

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  • POET OF THE WEEK: YOUSIF M. QASMIYEH

    Posted on January 15 2021

    Here's a sneak preview of our interview with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh. Join the Poetry Book Society today to read more in the Spring Bulletin."What might be seen as language is...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: FINGERPRINTING

    Posted on January 15 2021

    From Writing the Camp by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, published by Broken Sleep Books, PBS Spring Recommendation. Available to order here with 25% off.  

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  • POEM OF THE WEEK: NETTLES

    Posted on January 08 2021

    A prickly hopeful poem to start your year - Nettles by Jen Hadfield, from The Stone Age, our Spring Choice. PBS Members will receive their copy in the Spring Mailing...

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  • PBS SPRING CHOICE: THE STONE AGE

    Posted on January 07 2021

    Jen Hadfield’s new collection is an astonished beholding of the wild landscape of her Shetland home, a tale of hard-won speech, and the balm of the silence it rides upon. The...

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  • MEET THE SPRING CHOICE: JEN HADFIELD

    Posted on January 06 2021

    "As a woman with quite a few of the traits associated with Asperger’s Syndrome, I worry about truth and misunderstanding a lot."  -  Jen Hadfield, PBS Spring Bulletin  Jen Hadfield's fourth poetry collection The...

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  • THE HISTORIANS WINS THE COSTA BOOK AWARD

    Posted on January 06 2021

      The late Irish poet Eavan Boland has been posthumously awarded the Costa Book Award for poetry. Boland, who died from a stroke aged 75 in April, was celebrated for...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE SPRING 2021 SELECTIONS

    Posted on January 05 2021

    We're delighted to announce our Spring 2021 Selections! There are so many incredible books to look forward to in the New Year and we can't wait to send them to...

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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM PBS & INPRESS

    Posted on December 24 2020

    We'd like to wish all our members and our global poetry family a very Merry Christmas from the PBS and Inpress team! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped us and...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 24: RUPI KAUR

    Posted on December 24 2020

    This Christmas Eve, we're sharing our final poetic gift idea - Rupi Kaur's much anticipated collection Home Body. Number New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey Rupi Kaur constantly embraces...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 23: SHINE, DARLING

    Posted on December 23 2020

    Next up in our Christmas gift guide is this dazzling debut by Ella Frears. Shine, Darling is a collection of wry, vivid poems whose power lies in their intimacy. It lives...

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  • LAST MINUTE DIGITAL GIFT MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 22 2020

      Although we can no longer guarantee Christmas postal delivery, we can still email you a last minute digital gift membership certificate if you order by **11am on the 24th December**.  Give a PBS Gift...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 22: TS ELIOT BUNDLE

    Posted on December 22 2020

    Still looking for last minute gift ideas for poetry fans? We're delighted to offer this special T S Eliot shortlist bundle offer for only £100 or £75 for PBS Members...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 21: THE LOST SPELLS

    Posted on December 21 2020

    Christmas is fast approaching but our gift inspiration continues. For Day 21 we present this timeless, stunning gift to be pored over and cherished for years - dazzlingly beautiful and...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 20: A NATURE POEM FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR

    Posted on December 20 2020

    365 poems celebrating nature and the changing seasons. This is the perfect bedside companion for any nature or poetry fan, featuring famous odes from big-name poets alongside unsung poems from...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 19: A NATURE POEM FOR EVERY NIGHT OF THE YEAR

    Posted on December 19 2020

    A calming collection of nature poems to help you relax and unwind at the end of every day.  Now more than ever we're all in need of a daily fix...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 18: FLECHE

    Posted on December 18 2020

      Next up in the PBS Gift Guide is Mary Jean Chan's Costa Prize winning collection Flèche. Named after an offensive technique commonly used in fencing, a sport in which Mary...

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  • **LAST UK CHRISTMAS POST 17TH DECEMBER**

    Posted on December 17 2020

    Treat someone special to a PBS Gift Membership for a year of thoughtful and thought-provoking poetry parcels plus a free 100% fair trade and organic Ocean Vuong tote bag and...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 17: A PORTABLE PARADISE

    Posted on December 17 2020

    It's day 17 of the PBS Gift Guide and we can't recommend highly enough this T.S. Eliot award winning collection by Roger Robinson. These are finely crafted poems, that reveal...

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  • GIFT GUIDE DAY 16: HOW TO FLY

    Posted on December 16 2020

    For day 16 of the definitive PBS gift guide, here's a beautiful hardback edition of  How to Fly by Barbara Kingsolver, of The Poisonwood Bible fame. Blending resourcefulness and wonder with all...

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  • PBS GIF GUIDE DAY 15: THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE

    Posted on December 15 2020

    'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' - Richard Curtis. On Day 15 of our advent promotion we've discovered this very special book that...

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  • LAST POST 17th DECEMBER: GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 15 2020

    There are only a few days left to go before the last guaranteed UK Christmas post but don’t worry we’ve got the perfect poetry present. Give a Poetry Book Society gift...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 14: TONGUES OF FIRE

    Posted on December 14 2020

    For day 14 of our poetic gift guide, we're revisiting this astonishing debut Tongues of Fire by Seán Hewitt. By turns searing and meditative, these are lyrics concerned with the matter...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 13: CHAOS ANTHOLOGY

    Posted on December 13 2020

    We are all looking for truth in these chaotic times. In our Brave New Post-Truth world, this poetry anthology restores some humanity, some significance and some love. The poems in...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 12: A WORLD FULL OF POEMS

    Posted on December 12 2020

    Day 12 of the PBS Gift Guide brings this gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings....

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 11: THESE ARE THE HANDS

    Posted on December 11 2020

      ‘The very heart of who we are and what we are here for. An exciting and wonderful book’ - Michael Rosen For Day 11 of our PBS poetic gift...

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  • NEW 2021 BOOK SELECTOR: SARAH HOWE

    Posted on December 10 2020

    We're delighted to announce that Sarah Howe will be joining us as a PBS Book Selector for 2021. We'd also like to offer a huge thanks to Sinéad Morrissey who has been...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 10: THE FIRE OF JOY

    Posted on December 10 2020

    On the 10th day of Christmas, we bring to you The Fire of Joy by Clive James. Renowned poet Clive James read, learned and recited poetry aloud for most of his life....

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 9

    Posted on December 09 2020

    Staying Human is THE anthology of 2020 and our steadfast companion throughout this crazy year - full of inspirational poems, old favourites and astonishing new discoveries - it’s the perfect...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 8

    Posted on December 08 2020

    It's the 8th day in our advent calendar of poetic gift inspiration! Next up is this much anticipated collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 7

    Posted on December 07 2020

      Christmas wouldn't be complete without a beautiful Candlestick press mini-anthology of specially-commissioned poems by leading poets. Christmas Presents captures the rich rewards of that exchange – whether the memory...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 6

    Posted on December 06 2020

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 5

    Posted on December 05 2020

    For day 5 of our advent offers, immerse yourself in some truly festive magic with this collection of the finest Christmas stories, prose, songs and poetry for children, from some...

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  • IN HER VOICE: #TWENTYIN2020 LIT FEST

    Posted on December 04 2020

    We're delighted to be sponsoring Jacaranda's #TwentyIn2020 Lit Fest this Saturday 5th December at Fane online. Join us for "In Her Voice", a powerful celebration of #Twentyin2020 Black British Women...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 4

    Posted on December 04 2020

    A stunning gift book featuring 130 poems about wanderlust, freedom and escape written by women.With poems from classic, well loved poets as well as innovative and bold modern voices, She Will...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 3

    Posted on December 03 2020

    For day 3 of our Christmas gift guide we've got this absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 2

    Posted on December 02 2020

    Within the pages of Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Winter Day, you will find verse that will transport you to sparkling winter scenes, taking you from Christmas, to New...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE: DAY 1

    Posted on December 01 2020

    The PBS Gift Guide is back! Look out for our printed Christmas catalogue in the Winter mailing which is heading your way soon. We'll also be highlighting one of our favourite...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE

    Posted on December 01 2020

    It's the 1st December and our PBS Gift Guide is officially launched! As one of our valued customers, we're giving you a sneak preview of this week's poetic gift inspiration. You can browse...

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  • SUPPORT POETS AND PUBLISHERS

    Posted on November 26 2020

    We're putting our heart and soul into Black Friday, instead of empty consumerism why not support poets and publishers at this precarious time with a Poetry Book Society membership. We're...

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  • FREE TOTE & BOOK FOR GIFT MEMBERS

    Posted on November 26 2020

    Instead of mindless consumerism this #Blackfriday, why not share the love of poetry? We're offering a FREE fair-trade, 100% organic cotton Ocean Vuong quote tote, poetry book and £10 gift...

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  • 10% OFF CHOICE MEMBERSHIP FOR BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

    Posted on November 26 2020

    It's been a tough year and we want to show our love and gratitude to our poetry community for helping us through it, so we've got not one but TWO Black...

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  • COSTA BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST

    Posted on November 25 2020

    Congratulations to recent PBS recommendation My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long, Citadel by Martha Sprackland and The Air Year by Caroline Bird who are on the #CostaBookAwards shortlist alongside Eavan...

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  • NEXT INSTA BOOK CLUB 4TH DECEMBER

    Posted on November 25 2020

     We're so excited about our December Insta Live Book Club. We'll be welcoming Fred D'Aguiar and Safiya Sinclair from across the Atlantic. Join us at 7pm on instagram @poetrybooksociety for...

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