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Gordon Jackson and Asgill Press 12-Mar-10

The Poetry Library has acquired several new titles by Gordon Jackson from Asgill Press. Jackson, whose The Lincoln Psalter was published by Carcanet in 1997, has been described by Donald Davie as 'a child of the sixties...'

writing your self

Writing your self 05-Jan-10

If you want to spend more time on your writing then Writing Your Self may be the ideal handbook.

Beats Graphic History

The beats : a graphic history 04-Nov-09

Like to know more about the Beat poets but without the time to wade through a scholarly history? Then The beats : a graphic history could be the book you've been waiting for.

Umpteen Pockets

Umpteen Pockets by Adrian Mitchell 02-Oct-09

The library has three great big new books from three wonderful poets for children.

Magical World of Milligan

The Magical World of Milligan 02-Oct-09

The library has three great big new books from three wonderful poets for children.

Carol Ann Duffy New for Children

Carol Ann Duffy's New and Collected Poems for Children 02-Oct-09

The library has three great big new books from three wonderful poets for children.

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New to the Poetry Library is award winning pamphlet The Shortest Days by Elizabeth Burns 26-Aug-09

New to the Library is, The shortest days by Elizabeth Burns, which won the Michael Marks Award for outstanding work in poetry published in pamphlet form.

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New Stevie Smith Aquisition 15-Jul-09

The BBC and the British Library Sound Archive have published an entire CD of Stevie Smith, in their Spoken Word series.

Can Poetry Save the Earth

Can Poetry Save the Earth? 10-Jul-09

Recently arrived in the Poetry Library's "Books About Poetry" section is Can poetry save the earth? : a field guide to nature poems.

Aspiring Poet’s Journal

The Aspiring Poet's Journal 23-Jun-09

The library has now acquired The Aspiring Poet's Journal by Bernard Friot.

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Jen Hadfield - The Poetry Archive 23-Jun-09

The library now has the Poetry Archive's CD of Jen Hadfield reading from her poems.

Carol Duffy Poetry Archive

Carol Ann Duffy Poetry Archive 23-Jun-09

On this CD published to coincide with the poet's appointment as first ever female Poet Laureate, succeeding Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy reads from her T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection Rapture.

Darwin’s Microscope

Kelley Swain Darwin's Microscope 03-Mar-09

Kelley Swain's first collection Darwin's Microscope (Flambard Press) is a response to the life and influence of Charles Darwin.

Clever Backbone

John Agard Clever Backbone 03-Mar-09

Poetry Library favourite, John Agard, has published Clever Backbone (Bloodaxe).

Soup for Breakfast

Calef Brown Soup for Breakfast 03-Mar-09

Winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry and a 2007 CBCC Choice.

Sunday Sessions

Philip Larkin The Sunday Sessions 20-Feb-09

The Sunday Sessions consists of twenty-six poems, the contents of two tapes recorded by Philip Larkin in Hull in February 1980.

Why War Is Never A Good Idea

Alice Walker Why War Is Never A Good Idea 20-Feb-09

This poem, by the author of The Colour Purple, is beautifully illustrated by Stephan Vitale's engaging paintings.

When the pie was opened

Paul Muldoon When the Pie Was Opened 20-Feb-09

The latest in this beautifully produced series is by Paul Muldoon.

Falling Hard

Betty Franco Falling Hard 20-Feb-09

We have just added a new anthology of love poems by teenagers to our collection, Falling Hard, edited by Betty Franco.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson The Perils of the Pushy Parent 20-Feb-09

Mayor of London, politician Boris Johnson has also tried his hand at comic verse and illustration.

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