New Year New Books: John's first picks for 2019

Here's some books I'm looking forward to in the first quarter of 2019: debuts from Rachael Allen, Rebecca Tamás and Isabel Galleymore, a new collection from Nicholas Laughlin, a Selected Poems from the utterly wonderful Alison Brackenbury, and Marius Kociejowski's vital Collected.


Rachael Allen

From the publisher:

Kingdomland is the debut poetry collection of Rachael Allen – a writer of rare vision and flair. All appears changed, but familiar. Intercut with oblique verse fragments ...

Gallop: Selected Poems

Alison Brackenbury

From the publisher:

This new selection, taken from 40 years of poems, is haunted by horses, history, hares, unseasonable love and unreasonable hope.


Rebecca Tamás

From the publisher:

A visceral, unflinching and darkly witty first collection that introduces a major new voice in British poetry.