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  • ANNOUNCING THE WINTER SELECTIONS

    Posted on September 03 2018

    We're so excited to announce our truly sensational PBS Winter Selections, featuring an electrifying range of established voices from Kathleen Jamie, Carrie Etter, Chris McCabe, Roy McFarlane and John Agard to more emerging talents...

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  • NAVIAR HAIKU FEST - LONDON, 6TH OCT

    Posted on August 30 2018

    Navair records is a special music community and label, exploring the link between music and the poetic form of haiku. The third edition of the Naviar Haiku Fest, a day...

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  • POETIPS #6: ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU

    Posted on August 27 2018

    It's Bank Holiday Monday and what better way to spend it than writing some poetry and entering the Mslexia Women's Poetry Prizes! Today, our Wild Card Selector Anthony Anaxagorou shares...

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  • POETIPS 5: CARRIE ETTER

    Posted on August 20 2018

    Looking for some #MondayMotivation? Here's Carrie Etter's Top 3 PoeTips to get you writing! 1. Read outside your "comfort zone" to strengthen your understanding the possibilities of poetry and broaden your appreciation...

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  • INTRODUCING LOLA RIDGE

    Posted on August 20 2018

    We're delighted to present our Autumn Special Commendation, the collected early works of the lesser-known radical modernist poet Lola Ridge. This substantial volume by Little Island Press brings her fiery feminist poetry back...

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  • THE NEW HORIZONS COVER COLLECTION

    Posted on August 17 2018

    The New Horizons cover series is now complete, so you can collect all of four of our beautiful new-look PBS poetry magazines today! *** Each elegant PBS Bulletin is brim...

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  • AUTUMN IS COMING

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Our Autumn Selections are all here - what a spectacular array! The Autumn Bulletin has gone off to press and we can't wait to see it. Join today to get...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: KATE POTTS

    Posted on August 16 2018

    From Feral by Kate Potts, PBS Autumn Recommendation, available to order here.

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: KATE POTTS

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Introducing our Autumn Recommendation, Kate Potts! Feral offers luminous despatches from the charged, porous boundary between ‘animal’ and ‘human’. They pull apart and remake definitions and categorisations of wildness and civilisation,...

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  • POETIPS #4: AMY KEY

    Posted on August 16 2018

    Are you struggling to keep the creative momentum going on your writing this summer? Need some more poetry inspiration? Throughout the Summer, our PBS poets are sharing their top tips to help...

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  • LATE SUMMER SALE: FREE BOOKS!

    Posted on August 13 2018

    The summer has flown by, and as a desperate bid to hold on to a bit of midsummer madness we're having a sequel sale to our 50% discount offer. From...

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  • COVE PARK: ARTIST RESIDENCIES ON LOCH LONG

    Posted on August 13 2018

    We've been working with Cove Park to provide an exciting residency for the winner of the Women's Poetry Competition! Cove Park is a centre providing accommodation and a creative space...

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  • POETIPS #3: SINEAD MORRISSEY

    Posted on August 13 2018

      There's still time to enter the Mslexia and PBS Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions before the 14th September. We've enlisted some of our favourite PBS poets to share their...

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  • DURHAM BOOK FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

    Posted on August 10 2018

      The Durham Book Festival programme has just been announced and it looks bigger and better than ever! Running from the 6th to the 14th October, Durham Book Festival is...

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  • THE ILLEGAL AGE IS HERE

    Posted on August 10 2018

    Our PBS Choice, The Illegal Age by Ellen Hinsey, published by Arc has arrived!  Ellen Hinsey's new book-length sequence, The Illegal Age, is a powerful investigation into the twentieth-century's dark legacy...

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  • KATE POTTS: FERAL IS HERE

    Posted on August 09 2018

    The purrrfect #internationalcatday delivery! Our Autumn Recommendation Feral by Kate Potts is here. An innovative collection exploring the blurred boundaries between the humans and animals, wilderness and civilisation. Join the PBS...

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  • CAT-THEMED POETRY PICKS

    Posted on August 08 2018

    Get your paws on some of the best cat-themed poetry on international cat day! Felines provide an unusual muse for poets, but they can often be found padding their way...

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  • WOMEN IN TRANSLATION MONTH

    Posted on August 06 2018

    To celebrate Women in Translation Month (#WITmonth) we're reducing the price of translation membership to only £65! Translation Membership is the perfect way to keep up to date with the latest translated poetry across a...

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  • NATIONAL TRUST LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION POETRY COLLECTION

    Posted on August 06 2018

      We're delighted to be able to offer Poetry Book Society members an exclusive 25% off Indifferent Cresses, a limited edition pamphlet by National Trust Poet in Residence Holly Corfield Carr....

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  • POETIPS #2: HELEN MORT

    Posted on August 06 2018

    Have you got your entry in yet for the PBS & Mslexia Poetry & Pamphlet Competitions? There's still time to get writing before the 14th September. We're very excited to share some...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: PLAYTIME

    Posted on August 03 2018

    It's playtime! Happy book birthday to our Autumn Recommendation playtime by Andrew McMillan, published today by Cape Poetry. In these intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems, Andrew McMillan takes us back...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: ANDREW McMILLAN

    Posted on August 02 2018

    Happy Book Birthday to our PBS Autumn Recommendation playtime by Andrew McMillan, published by Cape. Charter members will receive copies in their PBS Autumn mailing or you can order a...

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  • POETIPS #1: ANDREW McMILLAN

    Posted on August 01 2018

    The summer is in full swing and The PBS Mslexia Women's Poetry Prizes are OPEN, so it's definitely time to get writing again! Throughout August we'll be revealing our PBS Poets' Top...

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  • NORTH BY NORTH EAST POETRY TOUR

    Posted on July 31 2018

    We're really looking forward to the NORTH BY NORTH EAST POETRY TOUR at Waterstones, York this Thursday 2nd August from 7pm. The Enemies Project presents a celebration of poetry from throughout the North East of England in...

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  • BACKBONE OF THE LAND

    Posted on July 30 2018

     It was lovely to see PBS Autumn Selection Andrew McMillan and our Pamphlet Selector Degna Stone in the Great Exhibition of the North Backbone of the Land musical, poetic film about Northerness...

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  • 50% OFF SUMMER SALE IS HERE

    Posted on July 30 2018

      It's the start of August this week and the red hot PBS Summer Sale is finally here! Get a whopping 50% off two of our favourite recent PBS Choices Who...

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  • PBS AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: FIONA MOORE

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Full of elegant, gently piercing observations that build to a compelling portrait of love and loss and overcoming of grief. - Adam Newey, The Guardian In her debut collection, Fiona...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: LATE BY KIT FAN

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Late by Kit Fan, from As Slow As Possible, PBS Autumn Recommendation, published by Arc. Join the PBS as a Charter member today to get your copy in the Autumn mail...

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  • AUTUMN RECOMMENDATION: KIT FAN

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Kit Fan's As Slow As Possible is a book of changes, of unlikely bridges between far-flung places and times, a collection of shape-shifting, trans-migrant poems that travel across geographies and time zones....

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  • SUMMER SHOWCASE AT THE SOUTHBANK

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Thanks to everyone who came along to our red-hot PBS Summer Showcase at the Southbank Centre in London this week. It was great to meet so many members and hear such...

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  • SUMMER POETRY PICKS

    Posted on July 26 2018

    Are you going on holiday this summer? Looking for the perfect summer holiday poetry reading? Check out our Top 5 Summer Poetry Picks to squeeze into your holiday suitcase or simply...

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  • THE LONG TAKE ON THE MAN BOOKER LONGLIST

    Posted on July 24 2018

    We’re delighted to see that our PBS Spring Recommendation The Long Take by Robin Robertson has been selected for the Man Booker Prize 2018 longlist. Published by Cape Poetry, The...

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  • RSL INTRODUCES 40 FELLOWS UNDER 40

    Posted on July 17 2018

    Toward the end of June the Royal Society of Literature introduced a fantastic list of younger writers, who have joined the society as new fellows. The RSL celebrates not only...

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  • POETRY TAKE OVER: BALTIC, NEWCASTLE

    Posted on July 17 2018

      As part of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art's twelve-week programme accompanying Lubaina Himid's installation Our Kisses are Petals, there will be a poetry themed event on Sunday 12th August. The 'Raising...

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  • GRADUATION GIFT INSPIRATION

    Posted on July 12 2018

    GRADUATION GIFT IDEAS... Do you know someone who's graduating this month? If you're looking for a thoughtful gift to mark the momentous occasion then why not buy a PBS gift...

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  • UNIO PRESENTS HIDDEN WORDS: WRITING WORKSHOP WITH IAN POPLE

    Posted on July 12 2018

    An event this Sunday will give our followers in Liverpool a chance to flex their poetry-writing muscles! Photography collective Unio has teamed up with Ian Pople, whose The Glass Enclosure (Arc, 1996)...

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  • PBS AUTUMN CHOICE: ELLEN HINSEY

    Posted on July 01 2018

    The Illegal Age, Ellen Hinsey's new book-length sequence, is a powerful investigation into the twentieth-century's dark legacy of totalitarianism and the rise of political illegality. It explores the enduring potential...

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  • GINKGO PRIZE CALLS FOR ECOPOETRY SUBMISSIONS

    Posted on June 25 2018

    The Ginkgo prize is open for submissions of poetry which 'thematically, structurally, linguistically or formally investigate ecology, the environment, or the relationship between human culture and the natural world.' The prize...

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  • THE SUMMER VLOG IS HERE

    Posted on June 21 2018

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  • KATE CLANCHY, EDITOR OF ENGLAND: POEMS FROM A SCHOOL, AWARDED MBE

    Posted on June 13 2018

    Kate Clanchy has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her work as a Writer in Residence at Oxford Spires Academy. Clanchy has been a teacher in schools for nearly 30...

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  • TOP TWENTY BOOKS TO READ FOR FEMINIST BOOK FORTNIGHT

    Posted on June 13 2018

    Feminist Book Fortnight starts this weekend and we're celebrating with this fierce round up of some of our favourite feisty feminist and/or womanist poetry collections from recent months, in no...

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  • FATHER'S DAY GIFT MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on June 13 2018

    It's Father's Day this Sunday 17th June and we've got the perfect gifts for poetic fathers. We're offering 10% OFF all gift memberships including Charter membership for the PBS poetry magazine & FIVE...

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  • CALL FOR NORTHERN POETRIES

    Posted on June 12 2018

    The Northern Poetry Library is holding a poetry competition in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. The Poem of the North will bring together the work of the fifty successful poets, in...

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  • POETRY BOOK SOCIETY AUTUMN SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED

    Posted on June 12 2018

    We are extremely pleased to announce our selections for the Poetry Book Society's autumn book mail! These autumnal beauties will be mailed out to all members this August.  Choice The Illegal...

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  • POETRY BOOK SOCIETY EBOOKS

    Posted on June 08 2018

    Kindle readers will be pleased to learn our new-look bulletins are available as eBooks! Poetry Book Society eBooks have all of the content of the print edition, including photographs, reviews...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITIONS LAUNCHED

    Posted on June 08 2018

    We're excited to see that entries are already coming in for the Women's Poetry Competition and Women's Pamphlet Competition, but with the closing date being the 14th of September there's...

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  • WINCHESTER POETRY FESTIVAL: READING FROM 'JOY', PBS WINTER CHOICE

    Posted on June 04 2018

    The title poem of Sahsa Dugdale's excellent collection Joy, which imagines the voice of William Blake's widow Catherine, will be performed at Winchester Poetry Festival by actress Linda Bassett on the 21st...

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  • PBS / MSLEXIA PRIZES COMING SOON

    Posted on May 31 2018

    Not long now until the PBS / Mslexia Women's Poetry and Pamphlet Competitions open TOMORROW! We're delighted to announce that we'll be partnering with the incredible women's writing magazine Mslexia on not one but TWO prestigious...

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