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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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  • KAYO CHINGONYI WINS DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE

    Posted on May 31 2018

    Our guest selector for the PBS 2018 Spring Issue, Kayo Chingonyi, who chose Meryl Pugh's Natural Phenomena, has been selected as the winner of this year's Dylan Thomas Prize. Kayo's winning...

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  • FABER MEMBERS AND LONDON REVIEW BOOKSHOP PRESENT MOTION AND HOLLINGHURST

    Posted on May 29 2018

    At 7pm on Tuesday 12th June, at St. George's Churc, Bloomsbury, Andrew Motion will be in conversation with novelist Alan Hollinghurst about his latest poetry collection Faber Members and the London...

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  • TARA THEATRE EVENTS: ANDREW MOTION ON 1ST JUNE, AND TISHANI DOSHI

    Posted on May 29 2018

    The Tara Theatre in London (Address 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London, SW18) will be hosting exciting poetry events in the month of June. On this Friday, the 1st of June, former poet...

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  • FORWARD PRIZES FOR POETRY 2018 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

    Posted on May 24 2018

    The shortlist of titles for the Forward Prize for Best Collection and Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection have been announced! We're extremely pleased to see several of the...

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  • PBS SUMMER SHOWCASE AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE

    Posted on May 18 2018

    PBS SUMMER SHOWCASE AT THE SOUTHBANK Join us on the 25th July from 7.30pm for the Poetry Book Society's Summer Showcase at the Southbank Centre to launch our exciting new...

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  • BLOODAXE'S 40th BIRTHDAY PARTY AT NCLA

    Posted on May 17 2018

    PBS Summer Recommendation Tishani Doshi will take part in Bloodaxe's 40th birthday party reading on the 31st May from 6.30pm at the Culture Lab at Newcastle University. Join NCLA for...

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  • WRITE FESTIVAL

    Posted on May 17 2018

    WRITE Festival is returning to The Word at South Shields between 12 – 25 May 2018 with a whole host of unmissable events celebrating writing in all its forms,  performances, comedy, storytelling,...

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  • MAMA AMAZONICA WINS ONDAATJE

    Posted on May 15 2018

    Congratulations to the former PBS Choice Pascale Petit on winning the Ondaatje Prize for her poetry collection Mama Amazonica, which merges the Amazon rainforest with the psychiatric ward caring for...

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  • POEM OF THE NORTH

    Posted on May 09 2018

    Don't forget to get your entry in for the Northern Poetry Library’s Poem of the North competition.   To celebrate 50 years of this regional treasure, the Northern Poetry Library...

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  • BACKBONE OF THE LAND

    Posted on May 09 2018

    Sage Gateshead are running Backbone of our Land as part of the Great Northern Exhibition over the summer in Newcastle, featuring our very own Pamphlet Selector Degna Stone. What does...

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  • SUMMER IS HERE

    Posted on May 02 2018

    The Summer Bulletin has landed! Join the PBS today to get your special Newcastle Poetry Festival edition with beautiful cover artwork by the festival Painter in Residence Emma Holliday to complete our collectable seascape...

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  • LAUREATE'S CHOICE POETRY READING

    Posted on April 27 2018

    On Thursday 17th May, the Poetry Business will be hosting a reading given by the four writers selected by Carol Ann Duffy selected as up-and-coming poets of interest. These are: Hera...

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  • FABER KICKS OFF POETRY PODCAST

    Posted on April 20 2018

    Faber has launched a new poetry podcast, curated by award-winning poets Rachael Allen and Jack Underwood. The Faber Poetry Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast bringing together some of the most exciting voices...

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  • SUMMER SELECTIONS - COMING SOON!

    Posted on April 19 2018

      The advance copies of our Summer Selections have almost all arrived in our office! We hope you're all eagerly anticipating your mail-outs, which should be with you midway through...

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  • POEM OF THE NORTH COMPETITION

    Posted on April 18 2018

    We’re delighted to be supporting the Northern Poetry Library’s Poem of the North competition.   To celebrate 50 years of this regional treasure, the Northern Poetry Library have come up...

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  • NORTHERN POETRY SYMPOSIUM

    Posted on April 16 2018

    3RD MAY | 10.30-6.30 | SAGE GATESHEAD  NORTHERN ROCK FOUNDATION HALL |  NEWCASTLE | £25 | £20  Join us for an exhilarating day at the second annual Northern Poetry Symposium at Sage Gateshead! The...

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  • FRIDAY GIVEAWAY WITH CLASSIC FM

    Posted on April 06 2018

    **FRIDAY GIVEAWAY** It's Friday Freebie time again and we're delighted to be partnering with Classic FM to offer this FREE CD of gardening inspired poetry by the nation's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh....

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  • WILD ABOUT GARDENS POETRY COMPETITION

    Posted on April 06 2018

    We were excited to hear about the Wild About Gardens Poetry Competition run by the RHS and Wildlife Trusts' Go Wild For Worms campaign. There are also children's categories so...

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  • PBS SPRING SHOWCASE IN OXFORD

    Posted on April 03 2018

    Enjoy an evening of readings from two of our finest recent PBS Selections  Faber poets, Sophie Collins and Hannah Sullivan - PBS Spring Choice and recommendation.The duo’s performance will be followed...

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  • POETRY COLLECTIVE AT LBF

    Posted on April 03 2018

    Our sister organisation Inpress are co-running a poetry strand at the London Book Fair this year. Are you a publisher or a poet wanting to display your books at London...

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  • GUARDIAN'S TOP 50 WRITERS

    Posted on April 03 2018

    We were excited to see PBS Spring Guest Selector Kayo Chingonyi and recent PBS Selections Hannah Sullivan, Tara Bergin and Ocean Vuong in the Guardian's Top 50 Writers to Read Now....

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  • NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS

    Posted on April 03 2018

    We're delighted to see our Summer Pamphlet Choice Mary Jean Chan won 2nd prize in the Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition, one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for previously unpublished...

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  • IMTIAZ DHARKER ANNOUNCED AS LBF POET OF THE FAIR

    Posted on March 27 2018

    Imtiaz Dharker has been announced as the first ever Poet of the Fair at the London Book Fair. Dharker's latest book, Luck is the Hook, has just been released. She will...

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  • MEET MERYL: SPRING GUEST SELECTION

    Posted on March 23 2018

    Introducing our Spring Guest Selection, Natural Phenomena by Meryl Pugh, chosen by Kayo Chingonyi! Here's a brilliant clip from Penned in the Margins of Meryl Pugh reading her poems...  ...

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  • EASTER GIFT IDEAS

    Posted on March 23 2018

    Looking for the perfect Easter gift? Poetry lasts longer than chocolate, so take a look at our full range of Gift Membership options from the magazine only associate option to Charter...

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  • FRIDAY FREEBIE

    Posted on March 23 2018

    It’s Friday freebie time! We’ve got THREE exclusive copies of Maya Catherine Popa's beautiful new chapbook You Wished The Animals Would Leave to GIVEAWAY to the first 3 new members to...

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  • READ CALLING A WOLF A WOLF ON WORLD POETRY DAY

    Posted on March 21 2018

    Spring Recommendation Calling a Wolf a Wolf was written by Kaveh Akbar Kaveh is an Iranian-American poet and scholar, born in Tehran. Calling a Wolf a Wolf is an incredible collection. Our...

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  • NORTHERN POETRY SYMPOSIUM AT NEWCASTLE POETRY FESTIVAL

    Posted on March 21 2018

    Thursday 3rd May, Sage Gateshead Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 10.30-18.30. NCLA, PoetTrio and the Poetry Book Society will co-host the Northern Poetry Symposium during Newcastle's Poetry Festival. The symposium will...

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  • PBS SPECIAL: MCCARTHY WOOLF & SYMMONS ROBERTS AT LIVE LITERATURE

    Posted on March 21 2018

    As part of the University of Bolton's Live Literature series, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Michael Symmons Roberts, authors of our respective Recommendations Seasonal Disturbances and Mancunia, will be attending a reading and panel on Tuesday...

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  • HAPPY WORLD POETRY DAY

    Posted on March 21 2018

    Happy World Poetry Day! We'll be sharing some of our favourite poems from across the world throughout the day on social media and we'd love to hear your favourites too...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE SUMMER PAMPHLET CHOICE

    Posted on March 20 2018

    We're delighted to announce our Summer Pamphlet Choice will be A Hurry of English by Mary Jean Chan, published by ignition press.      Mary Jean Chan is a poet from...

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  • STUDENT POETRY PRIZE: HIGHLY COMMENDED

    Posted on March 19 2018

    Noryangjin, 1 am.[i] He remembers the same ogling eyes that peered out athim as he stood outside in a night market queue. Theyswayed from side to side and he felt...

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