It's National Poetry Day! Some of our regular customers will know that bookseller Emily Breeds is also a published poet. She's revamped our poetry shelves with some thoughtful and thought-provoking new volumes. We hope you enjoy them.
Keiran Goddard£12.99 £12.34
Keiran Goddard will be in conversation with author Luke Goddard at Bournville Hub on Thursday 7th April. Tickets: www.bournvillehub.com
Keiran Goddard£10.00 £9.50
National Poetry Day£12.99 £12.34
Will Harris£10.99 £10.44
This is what's on my bedside now - Emily
Sarah Howe£12.00 £11.40
This was the first collection I read and fell in love with.
Alice Oswald£10.99 £10.44
Hypnotic varied narrative verse which follows the course of the river Dart.
Jennifer L. Knox£11.50
This is inspiring work.
Ted Hughes£10.99 £10.44
One of my favourite classics.
Stephen Sexton£10.99 £10.44
Jasmine Gardosi£7.50 £7.12
By one of Birmingham's best.
Maggie Nelson£12.99 £12.34
Simon Armitage£10.99 £10.44
The new film based on this mysterious and Christmassy old poem is on Amazon now - it's breathtaking.
Liz Berry£6.00 £5.70
Tender and recognisable poetry about the transition to motherhood. Liz Berry is one of our own - she lives just down the road in Moseley and works with our friends at Writing West Midlands.
Liz Berry£12.00 £11.40
Jonathan Davidson£9.95 £9.45
Jonathan Davidson is director of Birmingham Literature Festival, and his latest volume contains his own poems and other people's - poems which matter, which ignite interest and which can be memorised. An interrogation about how poems come into the world and where they belong.
Dr Maya Angelou£8.99 £8.54
Energetic, inspiring, rousing poetry from acclaimed American poet Maya Angelou.
Casey Bailey£9.99 £9.49
Casey Bailey is Birmingham's poet laureate
Scarlett Ward£9.99 £9.49
Luke Kennard£7.50 £7.12
Luke Kennard is a Bournville poet, acclaimed novelist and academic at University of Birmingham - and this pamphlet is published by Verve Poetry Press.
Rosie Garland£9.99 £9.49
Beautiful new poetry from acclaimed novelist Rosie Garland - a Nine Arches publication.
Hollie McNish£9.99 £9.49
Cynthia Miller£9.99 £9.49
William Shakespeare£12.99 £12.34
Luke Kennard£9.99 £9.49
Shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Collection, Luke Kennard recasts Shakespeare's 154 sonnets as a series of anarchic prose poems set in the same joyless house party.
Joseph Coelho and Kate Milner£7.99 £7.59
Joseph Coelho came to Bournville BookFest and wowed children with his wonderful poetry. Surprising and joyful.
Julia Donaldson and Clare Melinsky£6.99 £6.64
John Keats£8.99 £8.54
My all-time favourite volume of poetry.
Sylvia Plath£9.99 £9.49
Allie Esiri£14.99 £14.24
Allie Esiri and Papio Press£19.99 £18.99
Allie Esiri£20.00 £19.00
Various Poets£9.99 £9.49
The best of the Radio4 picks.
Carol Ann Duffy DBE and Posy Simmonds£7.99 £7.59
Carol Ann Duffy DBE and David De Las Heras£7.99 £7.59
A tactile gorgeous volume capturing the wintry drama of the old frost fairs, when the Thames would ice over and become a new playground for Londoners.
Jo Bell and Jane Commane£14.99 £14.24
Approachable creative writing handbook which has been a great best-seller for Nine Arches Press.