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  • INPRESS FESTIVAL OF PUBLISHING

    Posted on January 19 2018

    I Did It My Way: A Celebration of the Creative Spirit Our sister company Inpress are running their annual Festival of Publishing extravaganza on Friday 26th January at the Friends House in London....

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  • FRIDAY FREEBIE

    Posted on January 19 2018

    We've got that #Fridayfeeling again! We're offering a FREE signed copy of Hoard by Fleur Adcock, our PBS Winter Special Commendation to the first new member to join the PBS today....

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  • DANCING WORDS FILM PREMIERE

    Posted on January 19 2018

    Look out for Poem Films by PBS Recommendation Karen McCarthy Woolf and our Spring Guest Selector Kayo Chingonyi at the Dancing Words Film Premiere 30th January at the BFI Southbank Centre. ...

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  • OCEAN VUONG WINS ELIOT PRIZE

    Posted on January 16 2018

    Ocean Vuong was awarded the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize at an award ceremony at the Wallace Collection in London last night. In an emotional speech Ocean claimed: 'above all I...

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  • HELEN DUNMORE WINS COSTA PRIZE

    Posted on January 03 2018

    Helen Dunmore has posthumously been awarded the Costa Prize for Poetry for her Bloodaxe collection Inside the Wave. Dunmore, who passed away in June 2017 aged 64, wrote 10 poetry collections...

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  • BOOKS TO BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES

    Posted on January 02 2018

      Already back at work and feeling blue? Fear not! Our Spring selections are coming soon to put a spring back in your step. Why not beat the January blues and treat yourself...

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  • CELEBRATING OUR LONGEST SERVING MEMBER

    Posted on January 02 2018

    We were delighted to discover that our longest serving Poetry Book Society member joined in 1979! We sent Barbara some Christmas flowers to celebrate almost forty years of loyalty and invited her...

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR: POEM OF THE DAY

    Posted on January 01 2018

      Poem of the Day from A Watchful Astronomy by Paul Deaton, PBS Winter Recommendation  

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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS

    Posted on December 25 2017

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  • ADVENT24 - HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!

    Posted on December 24 2017

      Happy Christmas Eve! To celebrate we're offering a 10% discount on our popular Charter Membership option and a FREE copy of our PBS Spring Choice James Sheard's The Abandoned...

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  • DAY 23: 10% OFF FULL MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 23 2017

    It's Day 23 in our advent promotion and we're offering 10% discount on our PBS Full Membership package throughout TODAY only! Every quarter you'll receive our PBS Choice and quarterly...

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  • DAY22: 10% OFF STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 22 2017

    Christmas is just around the corner and we have another exclusive membership offer for you. Don't miss the chance to take advantage of our 10% discount on Student Membership throughout today...

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  • DAY21: 10% OFF TRANSLATION MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 21 2017

    Not long till Christmas! We've got some exciting membership offers in the last few days of our advent promotion starting with 10% off our new PBS translation membership. Translation members...

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  • DAY 20: WENDY COPE'S CHRISTMAS POEMS

    Posted on December 20 2017

    We have a limited number of Wendy Cope's Christmas Poems in our office. If you place orders by midday today in the UK, we should be able to get these copies out...

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  • DAY 19: SIGNED COPY OF WATCHFUL ASTRONOMY

    Posted on December 19 2017

    For our 19th day, the first person to use the promo code XMAS19 at check-out when ordering A Watchful Astronomy here will receive a signed copy! The book is haunted by...

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  • DAY 18: FREE SIGNED HOARD

    Posted on December 18 2017

    For our 18th day, we will send out a free signed copy of our Winter 2017 Special Commendation Hoard to the first person who places an order through our online store using...

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  • DAY 17: FREE TOTE FOR NEW CHARTER MEMBERS

    Posted on December 17 2017

    For day 17, we'll be sending out a free tote bag to anyone who purchases a Charter or Charter Gift Membership! Use the code XMAS17 in the promo field at...

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  • DAY 16: FREE JOHN COOPER CLARKE

    Posted on December 16 2017

    Today we have five copies of John Cooper Clarke's Ten years in an Open Necked Shirt to giveaway when you purchase any book, using the code XMAS16! ‘Yes, it was be there...

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  • DAY 15 - 10% OFF GIFT MEMBERSHIPS

    Posted on December 15 2017

    Looking for a last minute present for poetry lovers? Look no further! For today only we are offering 10% off gift memberships, when you use the code XMAS15 at checkout...

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  • DAY 14: NIGHT JOURNEY BY NICK JONES

    Posted on December 14 2017

    For our 14th day, we are offering 40% off Nick Jones' Night Journey! An inventive interplay between poetry and aquatints brings both to life in this limited edition pamphlet from surgeon...

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  • JEN CAMPBELL'S WINTER VLOG

    Posted on December 13 2017

       We're very excited to announce that our first Poetry Book Society Vlog is now LIVE! Click on the image above to watch our Vlogger in Residence Jen Campbell's insightful...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE PBS SPRING SELECTIONS

    Posted on December 13 2017

      We're delighted to announce our PBS Spring 2018 Selections. Copies will be on their way to members in mid-February. Something to look forward to in the New Year! ChoiceSophie...

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  • DAY 13: GIRAFFE

    Posted on December 13 2017

    Four our 13th day, we are offering 30% off the newly-released, Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition-winner Girrafe by Bryony Littlefair! Poems need head, heart, and soul but this particular Mslexia Poetry Prize-winning pamphlet has an...

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  • DAY 12: TWELVE SLANTED POEMS

    Posted on December 12 2017

    For our twelfth day, we are offering 30% off Ink Sweat & Tears' TWELVE: Slanted Poems! Now let us present to you . . . contemporary scenes of domestic gothic; of...

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  • DAY 11: AND YOU HELEN DELUXE COLLECTOR'S COPY

    Posted on December 11 2017

    It's Day 11 of our advent promotion and we're offering 30% off a deluxe collector's edition of And You Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes published by Seren Books. ...

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  • DAY 10: SIGNED COPIES OF GLASS

    Posted on December 10 2017

    On our 10th day we are offering signed copies of Elisabeth Sennit Clough's Saboteur Award-winning pamphlet at 30% off! Beauty and risk partner together in this extraordinary new voice. Sennitt...

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  • DAY 9: 10% OFF TRANSLATION MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 09 2017

    For this day only, you can claim 10% off purchases of our Translation Membership Package! Translation members gain the best of poetry in translation published in the UK and the...

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  • DAY 8: THE ART OF FALLING

    Posted on December 08 2017

    For our 8th day of special offers, you can purchase Kim Moore's Geoffrey Faber prize winning collection The Art of Falling, published by Seren, with 40% off! Kim Moore, in her lively...

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  • POETIC GIFT INSPIRATION

    Posted on December 07 2017

    Looking for the perfect poetic present? You've come to the right place! By popular demand, we've extended our daily advent deals, so you can now use any of our Christmas...

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  • DAY 7: SIGNED MICHAEL ROSEN POETRY

    Posted on December 07 2017

    For our next offer, we have eight signed copies of Michael Rosen's Don't Mention the Children up for grabs with purchases of Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio Listening to a Pogrom...

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  • DAY 6: THE ABANDONED SETTLEMENTS

    Posted on December 06 2017

    For our 6th Day, we're giving away free copies of our Spring 2017 Choice The Abandoned Settlements by James Sheard with all orders! Use the code XMAS6 when you are purchasing any books...

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  • DAY 5: SIGNED COPIES OF JORIE GRAHAM

    Posted on December 05 2017

    On our 5th day, we have a limited number of signed copies of Fast by Jorie Graham, at 40% off! Fast was one of our Summer 2017 Recommendations, and for a limited time...

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  • PBS Advent Calendar: Day 4 - All Through the Night

    Posted on December 04 2017

    The fourth day of our advent calendar presents a 40% discount on All Through the Night, featuring the selected works of poets ranging from Plath to Shakespeare, Muldoon to Dickinson. All Through...

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  • PBS Advent Calendar: Day 3 - Gift Membership Offer

    Posted on December 03 2017

    For our third day of advent, anyone who uses the promotional code XMAS3 when purchasing gift memberships gets 20% off their order! If someone you know loves poetry, why not...

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  • PBS Advent Calendar: Day 2 - Cain by Luke Kennard (Limited Hardback Edition)

    Posted on December 02 2017

      For the second day of advent, we have 10 copies of Cain by Luke Kennard up for grabs at 40% off, for the first intrepid customers who purchase it here. Simply enter the...

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  • PBS Advent Calendar: Day 1 - Reward for Winter by Di Slaney

    Posted on December 01 2017

    For each day of advent, the Poetry Book Society is providing special offers on books, membership and more! Each offer will be a single-day surprise. Our first is 40% off Di...

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  • Happy Black Friday!

    Posted on November 24 2017

    Happy Black Friday!  If you're fed up with the commercial madness, why not consider a more meaningful gift this Christmas and give the gift of poetry? We're entering the bargain...

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  • The Costa Prize Shortlist is Announced

    Posted on November 22 2017

    We're delighted to see PBS Summer Choice Sinead Morrissey and Spring Guest Selector Kayo Chingonyi on the Costa Prize shortlist, alongside Helen Dunmore and Richard Osmond, whose collections were reviewed...

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  • Announcing our New Book Selector for Summer 2018 onwards

    Posted on November 02 2017

    We're delighted to announce our new main Book Selector Vidyan Ravinthiran. Vidyan will be replacing Tim Liardet who has done a sterling job over the last few years. Vidyan's first book...

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  • News from our friends at the T S Eliot Prize

    Posted on November 02 2017

    The T. S. Eliot Prize has announced the stunning 2017 shortlist and is marking the 25th anniversary of the Prize by increasing the prize money to £25,000. Newly commissioned videos and reviews of...

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  • Sneak Preview from the Winter Bulletin

    Posted on November 01 2017

    Our PBS Winter Recommendation Anne Michaels shares her personal favourite poetry collections. Join the PBS as a Charter member to get your copy of her Recommendation All We Saw in...

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  • PBS Launches a New Wild Card Category

    Posted on November 01 2017

    The Poetry Book Society is delighted to announce the launch of a new Wild Card category for Poetry Book Society Selections. The Wild Card Choice will celebrate radical, experimental, indie...

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  • Count down to the Winter Bulletin!

    Posted on November 01 2017

    The count down is on to our Winter Bulletin mailing in mid-November. We can't wait to share our new look Bulletin with you! Join today to get your copy and...

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  • Member Blog: Vivien Hamilton on Teaching Poetry to Teenagers

    Posted on October 30 2017

    The first in a new series of blog pieces from PBS members If I’d said, a few weeks ago to my new class of teenage boys in care, we are going to...

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  • Poem of the Day: It's Nighttime by Ana Blandiana

    Posted on October 24 2017

    It’s Nighttime It’s nighttime when the bell towers burnFrom so much ringing of the bellsAnd they flutter like gigantic flames when they die.Glory, glory that ends inA roaring howl, in...

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  • T S Eliot Shortlist Announced

    Posted on October 19 2017

    We're delighted to see five PBS Selections on the T S Eliot prize shortlist! PBS Members can order their copies on our website with 25% discount.  To mark the 25th anniversary of...

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  • Poem of the Day - Ahren Warner - Hello Your Promise Has Been Extracted

    Posted on October 18 2017

    REMEMBER THE DARK. In Vienna, Sekt fuelled,your sourtongue,the stink of smokedkäse. A pan, girolles burned, butter turnedfrom brownto black. Batsswooned in the yard. From Hello Your Promise Has Been Extracted...

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  • Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Prize 2017

    Posted on October 17 2017

       Calling all students! We’re delighted to announce our Student Poetry Prize is open until the 13th December. The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot in 1953 to...

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