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  • CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK DAY ON 7TH MARCH

    Posted on March 07 2019

    It's World Book Day today! World Book Day celebrates reading and highlights the work of World Book Day charity which aims to provide every child and young person in the UK...

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  • TRANSLATION THURSDAY: POEMS BY WOMEN. CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

    Posted on March 07 2019

    Happy international women’s day to all our readers. To celebrate all women and diversity, we are highlighting today four feminist poetry books by Tilted Axis Press, building up their remarkable...

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  • PBS & MSLEXIA WOMEN'S POETRY PAMPHLET WINNTER: THIS TILTING EARTH

    Posted on March 06 2019

    We are delighted to announce the winner of the PBS & Mslexia Women's Poetry Pamphlet Prize. Jane Lovell's This Tilting Earth was hailed by judge Amy Wack of Seren Books as "...haunting...

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  • HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

    Posted on March 05 2019

      The 8th March is International Women's Day and we're proud to have represented so many phenomenal women in our recent PBS Selections. Here's a brief round up of a few of...

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  • SUMMER SNEAK PREVIEW

    Posted on March 04 2019

    We're very excited to reveal this sneak preview of our sensational Summer Selections.  SUMMER 2019 Choice: Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky (Faber) Recommendation: Surge, Jay Bernard (Chatto) Erato, Deryn Rees-Jones (Seren)...

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  • TRANSLATION THURSDAY: FIVE ITALIAN 20TH CENTURY POETS TO READ IN TRANSLATION

    Posted on February 28 2019

    The traumatic events and social turmoil of the last century permeated in the poetry of the time, which reflects people’s feelings and experiences. Italian 20th century poetry is no exception,...

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  • POETRY SOCIETY'S TED HUGHES AWARD SHORTLIST

    Posted on February 27 2019

    We're very excited to see four recent PBS Selections on the Poetry Society's Ted Hughes Award for New Work in poetry shortlist this year! The Ted Hughes Award for New Work...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: FIONA BENSON

    Posted on February 27 2019

    This beautiful poem by Fiona Benson reminds us that the "green havoc" of Spring is definitely coming soon. From Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson, published by Cape, the PBS Spring...

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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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  • SPRING RECOMMENDATION: YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MOTION HAS CHANGED

    Posted on February 27 2019

    Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed, Amish Trivedi’s second book, is an exploration through a wandering mind in the middle of external chaos. The poems trace private and public histories,...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: AMISH TRIVEDI

    Posted on February 27 2019

    From our PBS Spring Recommendation Your Relationship to Motion has Changed by Amish Trivedi, published by Shearsman. Available to order with 25% off for PBS members.

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  • MEET AMISH TRIVEDI

    Posted on February 27 2019

    Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed, Amish Trivedi’s second book, is an exploration through a wandering mind in the middle of external chaos. The poems trace private and public histories,...

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  • SPRING RECOMMENDATION: DISCIPLINE

    Posted on February 27 2019

    We adore the bizarre brilliance of Discipline by Jane Yeh, published by Carcanet Press. Charter members will get their copy in the PBS Spring poetry parcel. Other members can order it here...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: JANE YEH

    Posted on February 27 2019

    A hilarious and heart breaking Valentine's Day offering from Jane Yeh's Discipline, published by Carcanet. PBS Members can order this Spring Recommendation here with 25% off and read an interview...

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  • MEET JANE YEH

    Posted on February 27 2019

    In Discipline, her third collection, Jane Yeh depicts a haunting and hilarious variety of lives, from an endangered young rhinoceros to the denizens of the 1980s New York club scene....

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  • SPRING CHOICE: POEM OF THE DAY

    Posted on February 27 2019

    From the PBS 2019 Spring Choice, Kingdomland by Rachael Allen, published by Faber. PBS members can order their copy here with 25% off or join the PBS as a Full...

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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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  • MEET RACHAEL ALLEN

    Posted on February 27 2019

    Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen – a writer of rare vision and flair. The world she creates is suffused with surreal images and uncanny incidents. Unexplained violences...

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  • POEM OF THE DAY: REBECCA TAMÁS

    Posted on February 27 2019

    An X rated V Day poem from Rebecca Tamás' WITCH, published by Penned in the Margins. PBS members can order copies of this PBS Spring 2019 Recommendation with their 25%...

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  • MEET REBECCA TAMÁS

    Posted on February 27 2019

    Our Spring Recommendation Rebecca Tamás was born in London and currently lives in York, where she lectures at York St John University. Rebecca is the editor, with Sarah Shin, of...

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  • SPRING RECOMMENDATION: WITCH

    Posted on February 27 2019

    WITCH by Rebecca Tamás is a raw, strange book of poems that merges feminist exploration with occult expression and ecological language. At turns lyrical, philosophical and obscene, Tamáss astonishing debut evokes the sexual...

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  • BOOK NOW FOR STANZA

    Posted on February 27 2019

    StAnza poetry is back this year from the 6th-10th of March 2019 One of the top poetry festivals in the UK, StAnza is famous for its friendly atmosphere and international focus,...

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  • SPRING IS HERE

    Posted on February 26 2019

    Have you got your Spring Bulletin yet? The Spring PBS poetry parcel is an absolute beauty including this incredible range of poetry: Spring 2019 Selections Choice Rachael Allen, Kingdomland (Faber)   Recommendations...

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  • TRANSLATION THURSDAY: MEDITERRANEAN TOUR

    Posted on February 21 2019

    Across and around the Mediterranean Sea cultures meet, mix and clash. It is a space where people and their times connect and divide. Joined by strong feelings, powerful experiences and...

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  • JAYBIRD LIVE LITERATURE IN NEWCASTLE

    Posted on February 19 2019

    Jaybird Live Literature is coming on tour to Newcastle with a fantastic new poetry production What Days We're Having Now next Thursday 28 February at 7.15pm, hosted by our friends at NCLA, at...

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  • SPRING IS IN THE AIR

    Posted on February 18 2019

    Spring is in the air and we can't wait to share the PBS Spring poetry parcel with you later this month. Join the Poetry Book Society today for your copy...

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  • TRANSLATION THURSDAY: DUTCH FOCUS

    Posted on February 14 2019

    Poetry is the powerful expression of one’s emotions, fears, and hopes, and poetry lovers know it.   It is perhaps less well known, however, how challenging it can be to...

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  • 8 LOVELY POETRY BOOKS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

    Posted on February 11 2019

      Calling all poetry lovers! Why not treat your loved one to a Poetry Book Society gift membership this Valentine's Day for a  thoughtful gift which keeps giving all year...

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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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  • SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEWCASTLE POETRY FESTIVAL

    Posted on February 11 2019

    We can't wait for the Newcastle Poetry Festival: Transformations and Northern Poetry Symposium from the 1st to the 4th May. The full programme will be launched at our NCLA / PBS...

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  • VALENTINE'S DAY ONE PLUM POEM CARDS

    Posted on February 06 2019

    Look no further for the perfect poetic Valentine's Card! Our friends at One Plum Poems  have created a beautiful poetry card featuring Sophie Hannah’s fun Valentine poem which honours the...

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  • VERVE POETRY FESTIVAL

    Posted on February 01 2019

    Taking place from the 14th-17th February at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham, this year's Verve Poetry Festival includes Andrew McMillan, Sumita Chakraborty, Inua Ellams and Vahni Capildeo. The festival...

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  • SINCERITY SPECIAL OFFER

    Posted on February 01 2019

    We have ten copies left in our office of Carol Ann Duffy's beautiful hardback collection Sincerity, and for this weekend only we will be offering this title at 40% discount! There are only ten...

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  • LEDBURY EMERGING POETRY CRITICS

    Posted on January 28 2019

    We're delighted to announce that the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics mentoring programme is open to applications for the second year running. The initiative was co-founded by PBS Book Selector Sandeep...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY PRIZE: FULL JUDGE'S REPORT BY CAROL ANN DUFFY

    Posted on January 18 2019

    We're very grateful to Carol Ann Duffy for judging our Women's Poetry competition, and selecting a rich and varied set of poems from all of the excellent submissions we received....

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  • HANNAH SULLIVAN WINS THE T S ELIOT PRIZE

    Posted on January 15 2019

    We’re delighted to announce that the TS Eliot Prize was awarded to Hannah Sullivan for her PBS Recommended debut Three Poems last night. This is one of only three debuts...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: MICHAL LEIBOWITZ

    Posted on January 03 2019

      Pink   It is slower than you thought it would be: the knife balanced on the tip of the breastbone, the movement from left to right, the carefulness of...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: JUDY BROWN

    Posted on January 02 2019

      On Not Leaving the House All Day   The leather sofa never unsaddled me from dawn to this late dusk. I cowered under my books’ verticalities and watched the...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: PAULINE PLUMMER

    Posted on January 01 2019

      Swallowing Ireland   One day, feeling hungry, I swallowed Ireland. It was intense, like eating raw beef in a steak tartare. I gulped down the sodden fields and stony...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: LYN THORNTON

    Posted on December 31 2018

      Heatwave   Is this the hottest summer on record? It seems so, day after day we are ironed out under a steamy sky.   By mid July the rendering...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: KERRY DARBISHIRE

    Posted on December 30 2018

      Planting Parsley with my Father   Resting on the bench broken by winters I see not my mother’s cool    pale Rivers-in-moonlight hands   flowing through my hair     breezing around...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: RACHAEL MATTHEWS

    Posted on December 29 2018

      do not be lulled by the dainty starlike blossoms   at the radiance tea house on 55th we watch jasmine pearls unfold in our cups meaty   labial   aroused i...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: KATIE WILSON

    Posted on December 28 2018

       Toast   I burnt toast the day I came out to my mother.   It leapt out the same moment I did.   The bread turned black and I,...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER UP: AILEEN LA TOURETTE

    Posted on December 27 2018

      Porches   If a house has a lap, it’s the porch that hauls you up to sit, sit, quick, in woven furniture that creaks under your weight. In a...

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  • BOXING DAY SALE

    Posted on December 26 2018

    Didn't get enough poetry in your Christmas stocking? Check out the PBS Sonnet Sale and treat yourself to 30% off the beautiful Faber Poetry Diary, the botanical beauty Indifferent Cresses,...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: A P HILL

    Posted on December 26 2018

      Labour   My mother turns up on the labour ward laden carrying bags full of baby clothes in all shapes and sizes. My mother arrives, bringing bags of confectionery...

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  • WOMEN'S POETRY COMPETITION RUNNER-UP: JEANETTE BURTON

    Posted on December 25 2018

      I write Christmas cards whilst listening to a report on Swiss guinea pigs   The guy on the radio says that it is illegal in Switzerland to keep one...

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  • MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Posted on December 24 2018

    Merry Christmas from everyone at the Poetry Book Society! We hope your day is filled with poetry! Here's a specially commissioned Carol Ann Duffy poem Long Table from the wonderful...

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