Poetry Society Books


A Century of Poetry (2009)
Fiona Sampson, editor

Published to mark the Poetry Society’s centenary, A Century of Poetry Review is a fascinating selection of the poems and essays that have been published in the magazine during its 100-year history. Many
are reproduced in the anthology for the first time since original publication.

From Rupert Brooke and Thomas Hardy to today’s famous names, such as Seamus Heaney and Derek Walcott, the anthology plots the story of poetry through the past century. Other contributors include: T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith and Jackie Kay. Edited by Poetry Review’s current Editor, Fiona Sampson, this inspirational, 400-page book is published for the Poetry Society by Carcanet Press, RRP £14.95.

"Anybody even remotely interested in English poetry will be rewarded by a dip inside this big, rich collection, which offers the overview of chronology but which also – like any really good slim volume – can be opened at random in the sure prospect of alighting on something remarkable and engaging." PBS Bulletin, Winter 09

"A fascinating collection... and proof, should anyone require it, that British poetry is alive and kicking." – Blake Morrison, The Guardian

 The Healing Word (1999)
 by Fiona Sampson 

 A practical guide to poetry and personal    development activities – information, step by step approaches, and guidelines to setting up poetry projects in a therapeutic setting.
£6.45  ISBN: 190077125 X

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Poetry on a Plate (second edition, 2006)

This new expanded edition of Poetry on a Plate offers a unique collection of chefs on poetry and poets on food. A book to celebrate the 2004 theme of 'food' as part of the Poetry Society's annual National Poetry Day festivities, this unique feast is garnished with poems selected by the Poetry Society which relate to the ingredients or composition of each recipe. 

For every sale of this book £1 is donated to National Poetry Day.

Contributors include:
Fleur Adcock, John Agard, Mary Berry, Frances Bissell, Mary Contini, Jane Duran, Anton Edelmann, Ruth Fainlight, John Fuller, Roz Goddard, David Harsent, John Hegley, Selima Hill, Peter Howard, Mimi Khalvati, Prue Leith OBE, Roger McGough, Jamie McKendrick, Ian McKerracher, Valeria Melchioretto, Ian McMillan, John Mole, Michael Murphy, Neil Rollinson, Carol Rumens, Lawrence Sail, Robert Seatter, Henry Shukman, Tony Singh, Vivek Singh, Lemn Sissay, Delia Smith, Simon Smith, Flossie Squires, Matthew Sweeney, Sarah Wardle.

Order your copy from Salt Publishing: www.saltpublishing.com 

Machinery of GraceMachinery of Grace (2005)
various, in memory of Michael Donaghy

This pamphlet was commissioned to honour the poet Michael Donaghy, who died in 2004, and to celebrate the tradition of craftsmanship everywhere evident in St Mary's Church, Beverley, and Beverley Minster. Includes an introduction by Ruth Padel, poems by Simon Armitage, Ian Duhig, Vicki Feaver, Lavinia Greenlaw and an essay and poem by Michael Donaghy For every copy sold, £5 will be donated to a fund opened for Michael Donaghy's son, Ruairi.
£8.00  ISBN: 1900771470

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A Green Thought in a Green Shade (2000)
Sarah Maguire, editor 

A collection of essays by poets Sarah Maguire, Gerry Loose, Alice Oswald and Eleanor Cooke, who have all worked in a garden environment and here explore the relationship between poetry and gardens.
£6.45  ISBN: 1900771268
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