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This year the Poetry Book Society and the Forward Prizes are partnering to offer book groups across the country a huge discount on all ten fantastic poetry collections shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry, so you have them in time for the Forward Prizes ceremony at the Southbank Centre on Sunday 20th October.

PBS Members can get their hands on the 2019 Forward Prizes Summer Book Club Bundle containing the ten books for only £60 (plus shipping), or £80 (plus shipping) for non members, that's up to 39% off the RRP! Please note your 25% PBS Member discount will be automatically added at the checkout. And why not pre-order the Forward Book of Poetry 2020 at the same time? This annual must-read gives an excellent overview of the year’s poetry crop and features work by this year’s 50 highly commended poets.

The Forward Arts Foundation has created invaluable book group reading notes, just check out their website here. We'll also include a printed copy of the reading notes in your parcel: members can download them from the PBS Members Area.

Here's the full shortlist:

Raymond Antrobus – The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins)
Fiona Benson – Vertigo & Ghost (Cape Poetry)
Jay Bernard – Surge (Chatto & Windus)
David Cain – Truth Street (Smokestack Books)
Niall Campbell – Noctuary (Bloodaxe Books)
Isabel Galleymore – Significant Other (Carcanet)
Ilya Kaminsky – Deaf Republic (Faber & Faber)
Vidyan Ravinthiran – The Million-petalled Flowers of Being Here (Bloodaxe Books)
Stephen Sexton – If All the World and Love Were Young (Penguin Books)
Helen Tookey - City of Departures (Carcanet)

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