Christmas 2019: Our Poetry Picks

Christmas is for poetry a very good time,

There's lot of poems here but not all of them rhyme.

New Selected Poems

Elizabeth Jennings

From the publisher:

A new selection of Jennings’ best work set to dazzle familiar readers and introduce her to a new generation

Christmas Poems

Wendy Cope

From the publisher:

For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected poets. Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including ...

Surge

Jay Bernard

From the publisher:

Winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018Jay Bernard’s extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry ...

beaches

Rebecca Perry

From the publisher:

beaches is a tideline strewn with complicated, intricate poems, though deceptively forthright, with a powerful undercurrent that will take you off your feet.

Deaf Republic

Ilya Kaminsky

From the publisher:

When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear – all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated ...

Frolic and Detour

Paul Muldoon

From the publisher:

Although Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon’s thirteenth book, it has all the passion and provocation we more often associate with a first collection. Ranging as it does ...