Poetry selections 2014

Letter composed during a lull in the fightingJust a few of the new poetry collections added to our stock this year which poetry lovers will enjoy.

Kevin Powers, an American veteran of the war in Iraq, Letter Composed in a Lull in the Fighting 

Colette Bryce – The Whole & Rain-domed Universe  follow-up to ‘Self-Portrait in the Dark.’ A vivid and sometimes disturbing account of growing up in Derry during the Troubles.

Liz Berry –  Black Country  debut collection, memories of the Black Country with some dialect.

Michael Longley – Stairwell – His 10th collection, includes a powerful sequence of elegies for his twin brother, Peter.

Kate Tempest – Hold Your Own – based around the mythical figure of Tiresias

John Burnside – All one breath – our shared experience of this mortal world: how we are ‘all one breath’

Kate Clanchy – Selected Poems – gathers together poetry from her three prize-winning collections, ‘Slattern’, ‘Samarkand’, and ‘Newborn’

Forward Book of Poetry 2014 and 2015 (on order) – an excellent opportunity to catch up on favourite poets, as well as to discover new ones, representing the great variety of poetry today.