A Decade of Poetry

In celebration of the Bookshop's ten-year anniversary, we present a selection of our bestselling poetry from the last decade.


Basil Bunting, illustrated by Peter Bell, read by Basil Bunting

Briggflatts, one of the clear masterpieces of 20th century English poetry – Cyril Connolly called it ‘the finest long poem to have been published in England since T. S. Eliot’s Four ...


Profit and Loss

Leontia Flynn

From the publisher:

Examines and dismantles a fugitive life. This title assumes a more public voice (inspired partly by Auden’s ‘Letter to Lord Byron’), and reflects on aspects of the ...


District and Circle

Seamus Heaney

Heaney’s latest collection of poems, prose poems and translations is suffused throughout with his characteristic sense of strange beauty:

Again the growl
Of shutting doors, the jolt and ...

The Pomegranates of Kandahar

Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire has a long-standing interest in and commitment to the languages and cultures of the Middle East, having translated the work of a number of Arabic poets, and being herself the only ...

Hard Water

Jean Sprackland

From the publisher:

In this second collection of her poetry, Jean Sprackland shows us the vertigo and vulnerability of human experience with clarity. Her poems are awash with water: a flooded ...