Fiction by or about poets

By Poetry Pharmacy

By Poetry Pharmacy

Here's a selection of good books that have as their protagonist a poet, or there's a dog companion to a poet, or some novels by famous poets... No frilly cuffs...

Let me know if you can think of others? 

A Ghost In The Throat

Doireann Ni Ghriofa

£12.99 £12.08

"A true original. In this stunningly unusual prose debut, Doireann Ni Ghriofa sculpts essay and autofiction to explore inner life and the deep connection felt between two writers centuries apart. In the 1700s, an Irish noblewoman, on discovering her husband has been murdered, drinks handfuls of his blood and composes an extraordinary poem. In the present day, a young mother narrowly avoids tragedy. On encountering the poem, she becomes obsessed with its parallels with her own life, and sets out to track down the rest of the story. A devastating and timeless tale about one woman freeing her voice by reaching into the past and finding another's.


Virginia Woolf

£5.99 £5.57

Possession: A Romance

A S Byatt

£9.99 £9.29

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath

£8.99 £8.36

Autobiography Of Red

Anne Carson

£15.00 £13.95

The Penelopiad

Margaret Atwood

£9.99 £9.29

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

£8.99 £8.36

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

£9.99 £9.29

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes and Laura Carlin

£7.99 £7.43


Colum McCann

£9.99 £9.29

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

£7.99 £7.43

Stoner: A Novel

John Williams

£9.99 £9.29

My Life as a Fake

Peter Carey

£7.99 £7.43

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera

£9.99 £9.29

Fugitive Pieces

Anne Michaels

£9.99 £9.29

The Swing of Things

Sean O'Reilly

£7.99 £7.43


Orhan Pamuk

£8.99 £8.36

The Quickening Maze

Adam Foulds

£8.99 £8.36

Leaving the Atocha Station

Ben Lerner

£8.99 £8.36

Pale Fire

Vladimir Nabokov

£9.99 £9.29

Fairy Tales: Faber Stories

Marianne Moore

£3.50 £3.25

Girl, Woman, Other: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019

Bernardine Evaristo

£8.99 £8.36


Jackie Kay

£8.99 £8.36

Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden

£14.99 £13.94


Owen Sheers

£8.99 £8.36

The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd and Geoffrey Chaucer

£9.99 £9.29

Black Car Burning

Helen Mort

£8.99 £8.36

The Professor of Poetry

Grace McCleen

£8.99 £8.36

Windrush Child

Benjamin Zephaniah

£6.99 £6.50

We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.