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  • GIFT GUIDE DAY 16: HOW TO FLY

    Posted on December 16 2020

    For day 16 of the definitive PBS gift guide, here's a beautiful hardback edition of  How to Fly by Barbara Kingsolver, of The Poisonwood Bible fame. Blending resourcefulness and wonder with all...

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  • PBS GIF GUIDE DAY 15: THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE

    Posted on December 15 2020

    'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' - Richard Curtis. On Day 15 of our advent promotion we've discovered this very special book that...

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  • LAST POST 17th DECEMBER: GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP

    Posted on December 15 2020

    There are only a few days left to go before the last guaranteed UK Christmas post but don’t worry we’ve got the perfect poetry present. Give a Poetry Book Society gift...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 14: TONGUES OF FIRE

    Posted on December 14 2020

    For day 14 of our poetic gift guide, we're revisiting this astonishing debut Tongues of Fire by Seán Hewitt. By turns searing and meditative, these are lyrics concerned with the matter...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 13: CHAOS ANTHOLOGY

    Posted on December 13 2020

    We are all looking for truth in these chaotic times. In our Brave New Post-Truth world, this poetry anthology restores some humanity, some significance and some love. The poems in...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 12: A WORLD FULL OF POEMS

    Posted on December 12 2020

    Day 12 of the PBS Gift Guide brings this gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings....

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 11: THESE ARE THE HANDS

    Posted on December 11 2020

      ‘The very heart of who we are and what we are here for. An exciting and wonderful book’ - Michael Rosen For Day 11 of our PBS poetic gift...

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  • NEW 2021 BOOK SELECTOR: SARAH HOWE

    Posted on December 10 2020

    We're delighted to announce that Sarah Howe will be joining us as a PBS Book Selector for 2021. We'd also like to offer a huge thanks to Sinéad Morrissey who has been...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 10: THE FIRE OF JOY

    Posted on December 10 2020

    On the 10th day of Christmas, we bring to you The Fire of Joy by Clive James. Renowned poet Clive James read, learned and recited poetry aloud for most of his life....

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 9

    Posted on December 09 2020

    Staying Human is THE anthology of 2020 and our steadfast companion throughout this crazy year - full of inspirational poems, old favourites and astonishing new discoveries - it’s the perfect...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 8

    Posted on December 08 2020

    It's the 8th day in our advent calendar of poetic gift inspiration! Next up is this much anticipated collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 7

    Posted on December 07 2020

      Christmas wouldn't be complete without a beautiful Candlestick press mini-anthology of specially-commissioned poems by leading poets. Christmas Presents captures the rich rewards of that exchange – whether the memory...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 6

    Posted on December 06 2020

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 5

    Posted on December 05 2020

    For day 5 of our advent offers, immerse yourself in some truly festive magic with this collection of the finest Christmas stories, prose, songs and poetry for children, from some...

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  • IN HER VOICE: #TWENTYIN2020 LIT FEST

    Posted on December 04 2020

    We're delighted to be sponsoring Jacaranda's #TwentyIn2020 Lit Fest this Saturday 5th December at Fane online. Join us for "In Her Voice", a powerful celebration of #Twentyin2020 Black British Women...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 4

    Posted on December 04 2020

    A stunning gift book featuring 130 poems about wanderlust, freedom and escape written by women.With poems from classic, well loved poets as well as innovative and bold modern voices, She Will...

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  • PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 3

    Posted on December 03 2020

    For day 3 of our Christmas gift guide we've got this absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE DAY 2

    Posted on December 02 2020

    Within the pages of Allie Esiri's gorgeous collection, A Poem for Every Winter Day, you will find verse that will transport you to sparkling winter scenes, taking you from Christmas, to New...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE: DAY 1

    Posted on December 01 2020

    The PBS Gift Guide is back! Look out for our printed Christmas catalogue in the Winter mailing which is heading your way soon. We'll also be highlighting one of our favourite...

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  • THE PBS GIFT GUIDE

    Posted on December 01 2020

    It's the 1st December and our PBS Gift Guide is officially launched! As one of our valued customers, we're giving you a sneak preview of this week's poetic gift inspiration. You can browse...

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  • SUPPORT POETS AND PUBLISHERS

    Posted on November 26 2020

    We're putting our heart and soul into Black Friday, instead of empty consumerism why not support poets and publishers at this precarious time with a Poetry Book Society membership. We're...

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  • FREE TOTE & BOOK FOR GIFT MEMBERS

    Posted on November 26 2020

    Instead of mindless consumerism this #Blackfriday, why not share the love of poetry? We're offering a FREE fair-trade, 100% organic cotton Ocean Vuong quote tote, poetry book and £10 gift...

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  • 10% OFF CHOICE MEMBERSHIP FOR BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

    Posted on November 26 2020

    It's been a tough year and we want to show our love and gratitude to our poetry community for helping us through it, so we've got not one but TWO Black...

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  • COSTA BOOK AWARDS SHORTLIST

    Posted on November 25 2020

    Congratulations to recent PBS recommendation My Darling From the Lions by Rachel Long, Citadel by Martha Sprackland and The Air Year by Caroline Bird who are on the #CostaBookAwards shortlist alongside Eavan...

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  • NEXT INSTA BOOK CLUB 4TH DECEMBER

    Posted on November 25 2020

     We're so excited about our December Insta Live Book Club. We'll be welcoming Fred D'Aguiar and Safiya Sinclair from across the Atlantic. Join us at 7pm on instagram @poetrybooksociety for...

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  • T.S. ELIOT PRIZE BUNDLE OFFER

    Posted on November 25 2020

    We're delighted to offer this special T S Eliot shortlist bundle offer for £100. PBS Members will get their 25% discount added at checkout. It's the perfect one stop shop...

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  • PBS AUTUMN / WINTER SHOWCASE

    Posted on November 20 2020

    Join us on Thursday 26th November, 7-8pm online via Zoom, hosted by NCLA at Newcastle University for the Poetry Book Society Autumn / Winter Showcase with David Morley and Fred...

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  • ILYA KAMINSKY'S BOOK OF 2020

    Posted on November 20 2020

    Looking back on his year as PBS Translation Selector, Ilya Kaminsky has chosen Lean Against This Late Hour by the Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian as his poetry in translation book of 2020....

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  • WOW BY BILL MANHIRE

    Posted on November 12 2020

    Bill Manhire's Wow opens with the voice of an extinct bird, a song from anciency, and takes us forward into the present and the darkening future of other extinctions. For Manhire, the...

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  • MEET BILL MANHIRE: WINTER RECOMMENDATION

    Posted on November 12 2020

    Bill Manhire was born in Invercargill, New Zealand, and joined the English Department at Victoria University, Wellington, in 1973, where he has held a Personal Chair since 1997. As a...

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  • BILL MANHIRE INTERVIEW

    Posted on November 12 2020

    "Wow starts with one bird and ends with another. That may look like careful planning but, like a lot of good things in the world of poetry, is largely accidental....

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: BILL MANHIRE

    Posted on November 12 2020

    Here's our Poet of the Week Bill Manhire, who was New Zealand's first Poet Laureate, reading his incredibly powerful poem 'Hotel Emergencies'. Bill Manhire's new collection Wow is a Poetry Book Society...

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  • CANNIBAL BY SAFIYA SINCLAIR

    Posted on October 27 2020

         Colliding with and confronting Shakespeare's The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in our PBS Winter Recommendation Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal beautifully evoke the poet's Jamaican childhood and reach beyond to explore history,...

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  • SAFIYA SINCLAIR INTERVIEW

    Posted on October 27 2020

    Here's a sneak preview from our interview with Safiya Sinclair in the PBS Winter Bulletin. Join the Poetry Book Society today for your copy in mid-November. "Always in my ear...

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  • MEET SAFIYA SINCLAIR

    Posted on October 27 2020

    Introducing our Winter Recommendation Safiya Sinclair! Safiya was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. She is also the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, a PBS Winter Recommendation, winner of...

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  • FORWARD PRIZE WINNERS

    Posted on October 27 2020

    Many congratulations to the Forward Prizes for Poetry winners Caroline Bird, The Air Year (Carcanet), Will Harris, RENDANG (Granta) and Malika Booker's ‘The Little Miracles’ (Magma). PBS Members can enjoy all 10 Forward Shortlisted books for £75...

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  • MEET NII AYIKWEI PARKES

    Posted on October 15 2020

    Concerned with the phase of life sometimes referred to as the midlife crisis, The Geez navigates the blurred lines between age and youth; the real and the imagined; what is seen and...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: NII AYIKWEI PARKES

    Posted on October 15 2020

      From The Geez by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, published by Peepal Tree Press, PBS Winter Recommendation. Order yours here with 25% off for PBS Members.

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  • WINTER RECOMMENDATION: THE GEEZ

    Posted on October 15 2020

    Here's a sneak preview from our interview with Nii Ayikwei Parkes about his new collection The Geez, our Winter Recommendation which is published today by Peepal Tree Press. "The Geez...

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  • T.S. ELIOT SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

    Posted on October 15 2020

    We're delighted to see so many recent PBS Recommendations on the shortlist for this year's £25,000 T.S. Eliot Prize which was revealed this morning. The shortlist includes PBS Spring Choice Rendang by...

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  • PBS WINTER CHOICE ANNOUNCED

    Posted on October 14 2020

    We're delighted that the Winter Choice which will be sent to all our Choice Members in mid November will be Fred D’Aguiar's Letters to America (Carcanet). Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese...

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  • ANNOUNCING THE WINTER SELECTIONS

    Posted on October 14 2020

    The nights are drawing in and the days are darkening but don't fear we've got some absolutely stellar poetry books to brighten up this Winter and we're so excited to...

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  • LOUISE GLÜCK WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

    Posted on October 08 2020

       We're absolutely delighted the US poet Louise Glück, published in the UK by Carcanet Press, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Glück is the first American woman...

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  • POEM A DAY: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT

    Posted on October 02 2020

    We're deeply saddened to hear reports that Derek Mahon, one of Ireland's leading poets has died aged 78 on the 1st October 2020. His beautifully reassuring poem ‘Everything is going to...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY NATIONAL TRUST COLLABORATION

    Posted on October 01 2020

    View this post on Instagram We're so excited to reveal this special National Poetry Day collaboration with the National Trust Northumberland Coastline who produced this beautiful poem film of 'The...

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  • NATIONAL POETRY DAY PBS TEACHING RESOURCE

    Posted on October 01 2020

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  • HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY DAY

    Posted on October 01 2020

    Happy National Poetry Day fellow poetry fans! To celebrate we’re giving away a FREE gift to all new Choice members including this stunning #oceanvuong tote bag, a free poetry magazine and a...

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  • FREE GIFT FOR NATIONAL POETRY DAY

    Posted on September 29 2020

    Love poetry? Join the Poetry Book Society this National Poetry Day for your free gift. The Poetry Book Society was founded by T S Eliot to share the joy of poetry....

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