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Plastiglomerate | Tim Cresswell

Plastiglomerate finds our world in the midst of environmental…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Inmates | Sean Borodale

The poems of Inmates stage encounters with insects at sites…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Your Nearness | Forrest Gander

'There’s a deep personal feeling found in Forrest Gander’s…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

The Threadbare Coat | Thomas A Clark

This Selected Poems celebrates Scotland's most distinctive…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

The European Eel | Steve Ely

'These eels were born in a continent of ocean
​and their…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Commonplace Book | Taylor Strickland

Taylor Strickland’s Commonplace Book moves across the Atlantic…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

How to Live With Mammals | Ash Davida Jane

All around us, life is both teeming and vanishing. How do…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Passerine | Kirstin Luckins

In Passerine, Kirsten Luckins' epistolary poems distill…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Neptune’s Projects | Rishi Dastidar

What do you do when you are a god – but powerless and unable…
May 16, 2023/by Katie

Out Of Time | edited by Kate Simpson

If you compressed the whole of Earth’s history into a single…
March 27, 2023/by Katie

Wilder | Jemma Borg

What is still wild in us – and is it recoverable? We do…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Rebel Talk | Extinction Rebellion

Responding to a call from poet Rip Bulkeley’s call, sixty-three…
September 4, 2023/by Anne Enith Cooper

This is a Picture of Wind | JR Carpenter

This is a Picture of Wind expands upon a series of short…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) | Barbara Kingsolver

This edition gathers together Barbara Kingsolver’s vibrant…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

The Ballad of Yellow Wednesday | Emma Must

In 1992, a group of young people began to protest against…
October 23, 2022/by Katie

Frost & Pollen | Helen Hajnoczky

'Part eco-poetry, part Arthurian fan-fiction in verse, Frost…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

What Fire | Alice Miller

'What Fire is about how to continue as catastrophe crawls…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Country Music | Will Burns

The poems in Country Music are observant, curious, finding…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Unexhausted Time | Emily Berry

Unexhausted Time inhabits a world of dream and dawn, in which…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Life Without Air | Daisy Lafarge

When Louis Pasteur observed the process of fermentation,…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Terminarchy | Angela France

Angela France’s distinctive new collection of poems eloquently…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

Rite of Passage | Dom Bury

Dom Bury’s Rite of Passage is an initiation into what…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Postcolonial Love Poem | Natalie Diaz

Postcolonial Love Poem is a thunderous river of a book. It…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Tongues of Fire | Seán Hewitt

In this collection, Seán Hewitt gives us poems of a rare…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Earth Dwellers | Kristen Lang

The Anthropocene – what can poetry do in this epoch in…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Brimstone: a Book of Villanelles | John Kinsella

Using this poetic form (of five 3-line stanzas and a final…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

The Stone Age | Jen Hadfield

Jen Hadfield’s new collection is an astonished beholding…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Much With Body | Polly Atkin

Much With Body is the startlingly original second collection…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Tiger Girl | Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit’s Tiger Girl marks a shift from the Amazonian…
November 24, 2022/by Katie

Animal Experiments | Anja Konig

In an era of tribalism, it’s rare to encounter one so committed…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Cephalopography 2.0 | Rasiqra Revulva

Cephalopography 2.0 is as much a passionate celebration of…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

The Sound of the Earth Singing to Herself | Ricky Ray

Ricky Ray entwines the beauty of the world and his love of…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

BEYOND THE BRINK IS THE BEGINNING | RICHARD WAIN

 

“Wain’s poetry collection is full of sharply-crafted…
April 1, 2024/by Liz Jensen

This Fruiting Body | Caleb Parkin

Caleb Parkin’s debut poetry collection, This Fruiting Body,…
October 23, 2022/by Katie

Garden Physic | Sylvia Legris

Garden Physic is a radical poetic movement through plant…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Maskwork | Gregory Leadbetter

In Gregory Leadbetter’s second poetry collection, Maskwork,…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

Lake 32 | JLM Morton

In this debut pamphlet JLM Morton tells the story of a year…
March 28, 2023/by Katie

The Shaking City | Cath Drake

The shaking city of Australian poet Cath Drake’s debut…
February 20, 2023/by Katie

The Knucklebone Floor | Linda France

The Knucklebone Floor is partly a verse biography of Susan…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

Startling | Linda France

Linda France’s galvanising tenth collection comprises poems…
October 23, 2022/by Katie

Meat Lovers | Rebecca Hawkes

Tender and brutal, seductive and repulsive, Meat Lovers introduces…
May 14, 2023/by Katie

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