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

From the publisher:

Basil Bunting is one of the most important British poets of the 20th century. This title includes a CD with an audio recording Bunting made of “Briggflatts” in 1967 and a ...

Profit and Loss

Leontia Flynn

From the publisher:

Here the theme of a tallying of private and public balance sheets, of different kinds of profit and loss, widens to include poems of motherhood and marriage, 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

From the publisher:

Sarah Maguire’s rich and lyrical poems have been highly praised for the ease with which they ground precise, sensual detail within the wider context of world events.

Hard Water

Jean Sprackland

From the publisher:

Though firmly rooted in the domestic, natural world, Jean Sprackland’s poems are thrilling excursions into the lives that we live alongside our everyday ones: the lives we ...


David Harsent

From the publisher:

The title-sequence of David Harsent’s new collection of poems, Legion, offers a report from an unnamed war, in which various images of conflict accrue without cohering, as ...