Recommended poetry book list

Every two years, Poetry on Loan publishes a list of poetry books recommended by library staff.

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Some of them may be familiar to you; others might not be. Dip into them, or read every book on the list, cover to cover - either way, there's something here for everyone. The new leaflet for 2018, Take this..., is now out! Get a copy at your local library,

Below are just a sample taken from the list  and are available within Birmingham Libraries

Inside the wave / Dunmore, Helen,

New collection by prizewinning poet and novelist: poems about mortality, illness, being alive and the borderline between the living human world and the underworld.

Assembly lines / Commane, Jane,

Jane Commane's first collection is an exploration of the post-industrial towns and cities of the Midlands, Britain's heartlands that are forever on the periphery.

Black Country / Berry, Liz, (from the 2016 list)

Includes poems that transport us to other, deeper worlds: from the magic of childhood to the dawning of adulthood; from the dark, sensual mysteries of love and sexuality to the promise of new life.

For the full list go to the Poetry on Loan website

Online Catalogue

Article posted on 28 November 2018


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