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New and Recommended: Poetry

Selected by the Bookshop


The LRB Bookshop’s poetry section is the largest in London. Read on for a selection of new titles we’re excited about.

From the publisher:
Refractive Africa is a set of three poems ruminating on diasporic witness, colonialism, invasion, and political resistance. This ‘pas de trois’ of poems begins paying homage to Amos Tutuola, innovative Nigerian-Yoruban…

From the publisher:
The female body is a political space.…

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Winner of the Clarissa Luard Prize 2021In 'Minty', one of the typically charged and capacious poems in this eagerly-awaited debut collection, a mojito glass reflects:whatever grid of bricks & wood makes up the room wehappen to be…

From the publisher:
To mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and its commemoration in Derry in January 2022, Carcanet proudly publish a new edition of Thomas Kinsella's Butcher's Dozen, with a prologue from the Saville Report, an epilogue from the Prime…

From the publisher:
*AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021***Selected as one of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021**'Profound and singular, smart and sad and funny. . . We need Pilgrim Bell.' TOMMY ORANGEWith formal virtuosity and ruthless precision, Kaveh Akbar's…

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“Lobsters seems both to capture, and be caught up in, the peculiarly powerful and reckless energy of deep hunger. This poem is freewheeling and intoxicating.”—Katharine KilaleaIn Lobsters, Wayne Holloway-Smith…

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A harbinger of the Harlem Renaissance first published in 1922, this collection of poignant, lyrical poems explores Claude McKay’s yearning for his Jamaican homeland and the bitter plight of Black and African Caribbean people in…

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Deltas, Leonie Rushforth’s first book, reveals a poetics on high alert, where the ‘tireless human sonar’ scans a compromised world for calamity and grace. In her vision of precarity and connectedness, attention might prove…

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