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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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  • 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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