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  • MEET FIONA BENSON

    Posted on February 27 2019

    Violence hangs over this book like an electric storm. Beginning with a poem about the teenage dawning of sexuality, Vertigo & Ghost pitches quickly into a long sequence of graphic, stunning pieces...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: SPRING CHOICE

    Posted on February 27 2019

    ‘Apostles hot and orange’ We can’t get enough of this red hot (and orange) debut collection by Rachael Allen. PBS members will get their copies of Kingdomland, the Spring Choice,...

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  • PBS SPRING SHOWCASE

    Posted on February 11 2019

    Newcastle Poetry Festival & Poetry Book Society Spring Showcase Date/Time: Thursday 21st March, 7.15pm Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University Join us at this exciting two-part event! We will be launching the Newcastle...

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  • SNOW DAY POEM

    Posted on February 27 2018

    The 'Beast from the East' has certainly hit Newcastle, so here's a snow day poem from our PBS Spring Recommendation Phoebe Power's The Shrines of Upper Austria, published by Carcanet,...

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  • SPRING HAS SPRUNG

    Posted on February 20 2018

    Spring is in the air! Have you got your Spring Bulletin yet? We'd love to hear your favourites from the Spring book mail. Share your favourite poems and your poetry...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: THE LONG TAKE

    Posted on February 20 2018

    From The Long Take by Robin Robertson, PBS Spring Recommendation published by Picador.

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  • SPRING CHOICE: SOPHIE COLLINS

    Posted on January 31 2018

      In the language of fan fiction, a ‘Mary Sue’ is an idealised and implausibly flawless character: a female archetype that can infuriate audiences for its perceived narcissism. Such is...

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