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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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  • The Ted Hughes Award For New Work in Poetry is open!

    Posted on October 13 2017

    We're delighted to be working with the Poetry Society again to offer our members the chance to recommend work to The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. The...

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  • Happy International Translation Day - Check out our Translation Membership!

    Posted on October 02 2017

    Do you love poetry in translation? Want to keep up to date with the latest translated poetry across a wide range of publishers? Every quarter our expert Selector, George Szirtes,...

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  • Announcing our Winter Guest Selection: Alarum by Wayne Holloway-Smith

    Posted on September 28 2017

                              masculinity as     our neighbour’s red and hairy knuckle                         masculinity as     my dad’s head knocked back                         as a small man cursing Our Guest Selector Andrew...

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  • Happy National Poetry Day!

    Posted on September 28 2017

    For National Poetry Day, we've been exploring the theme of freedom. Here are some of our freedom related favourites from the recent PBS Selections. Why not become a PBS member...

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  • The Forward Prizes for Poetry Winners

    Posted on September 22 2017

    We're delighted that two PBS selected poets were awarded the Forward Prizes for Poetry last night! PBS Summer Choice Sinéad Morrissey won the Forward Prize for Best Collection for On...

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  • Our Winter 2017 Pamphlet Choice: Guppy Primer

    Posted on September 19 2017

    Our Pamphlet Choice for our upcoming Winter 2017 Issue is Guppy Primer by Ruth McIlroy after a dream in which I was getting caught out leaving something innocuous        ...

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  • Announcing our Vlogger in Residence - Jen Campbell

    Posted on September 15 2017

    The Poetry Book Society is proud to present a new collaboration with the popular poet, writer and Vlogger Jen Campbell. Jen (and Lola!) will be providing a unique commentary on...

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  • Announcing our Spring 2018 Guest Selector - Kayo Chingonyi

    Posted on September 12 2017

    We're delighted to announce the appointment of our Guest Selector for Spring 2018 - Kayo Chingonyi! Kayo will be casting an expert eye over our Spring 2018 quarter submissions and...

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  • Forward Prizes for Poetry 2017 Awards Ceremony

    Posted on August 29 2017

    On 21st September at the Royal Festival Hall in London's Southbank Centre, Andrew Marr will be awarding the Forward Prizes as chairman of a judging panel which also includes poets Sandeep...

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  • Poem of the Week - Tara Bergin

    Posted on August 24 2017

      From our PBS Autumn Recommendation The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx by Tara Bergin, published by Carcanet Press. Order your copy here with 25% member discount. 

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  • Jorie Graham Wins Wallace Stevens Award

    Posted on August 23 2017

    Jorie Graham, the poet behind this year's Summer Recommendation title Fast, has just been awarded a lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets. The Wallace Stevens Award is given to...

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  • PBS & Friends Present: The Pop-Up Poetry Bookshop at Contains Strong Language

    Posted on August 22 2017

    Foyer of Hull College, Queens Gardens, Wilberforce Drive, Hull, HU1 3DG Thursday 28th September - Sunday 1st October BBC Contains Strong Language is the BBC's new national poetry and spoken word...

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  • Film Archive Highlight: Interview with Emma Jones

    Posted on August 16 2017

    An interview which is currently gaining attention on our YouTube channel is an interview with Emma Jones as part of Next Generation Poets. In 2014, the Poetry Book Society ran a...

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  • Announcing our Guest Selector for Winter

    Posted on August 16 2017

    We're delighted to announce our Winter Guest Selector - Andrew McMillan! Our new quarterly Guest Selector will offer a fresh perspective on the poetry scene and have free rein to...

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  • The Winter Selections are announced!

    Posted on August 15 2017

    We're absolutely delighted to give advance notice of our forthcoming Winter Selections, which will be mailed out in mid-November with the Winter Bulletin! Winter Selections (Oct, Nov, Dec) 2017  Choice...

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  • Flambard Poetry Prize 2017

    Posted on August 14 2017

    For the attention of our readers who also write poetry: Newcastle University's Centre for the Literary Arts has just announced the opening of their Flambard Poetry Prize to entries! We...

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  • The Autumn Bulletin is Here!

    Posted on August 14 2017

    The Autumn Bulletin has arrived! Copies will be on their way to all our members later this week, once we've received our Autumn books hot off the press. The Autumn...

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  • Poem of the Week - Michael Symmons Roberts

    Posted on August 13 2017

    The Future of Books Or this: some sci-fi aeon where a drilldraws out a deep core sample,a candy-stick of sands and clays,each civilisation - the gist of all its stories...

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  • Michael Murphy 2017 Shortlist Announced

    Posted on August 09 2017

    The Michael Murphy Memorial Prize is awarded to first books of poetry, the 2017 award covering publications in the years 2015 and 16 in Britain and Ireland. The overall winner...

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  • 30% off Summer Sale

    Posted on August 08 2017

    We wanted a land where we could watch the weather - see how one hill drew down the drapes of rain, and how another would flash its skin in a...

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