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:

Presents a collection of poems, with the title poem lamenting the devastation visited upon Afghanistan following decades of war. This book includes a poem that considers the ...

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 ...