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  • How to be a Poet

    by Jo Bell ...
    How to be a Poet: A twenty-first century guide to writing well by Jo Bell and Jane Commane. With special guest essays from: Mona Arshi, Clive Birnie, Rishi Dastidar, Jonathan Davidson, Abi Palmer, Robert Peake and Joelle Taylor. How to be a Poet combines advice, ideas and encouragement from experienced poets and editors in topical chapters to examine both the technical and creative dimensions of ... Read more


  • The Craft: A Guide To Making Poetry Happen In The 21st Century

    The Craft is an indispensable guide to both the how and why of poetic craft in the 21st century, and essential writing-desk companion for poets at all stages. The book covers practical techniques the nuts of bolts of putting poems together, mastering poetic forms such as sonnets, sestinas, prose poems and golden shovels, how to choose titles for your poems and the art of long sequences. It also ... Read more


  • Do Not Pass Go

    by Joel Lane ...
    These five crime stories dive into the shady undertow of Britain’s second city, walking with characters you might well want to cross the road to avoid. Lane’s prose is never less than deft, subtle and impressive, the stories taut and teeming with urban detail, always on the brink of either violence or revelation. ... Read more


  • Planet Shaped Horse

    by Luke Kennard ...
    Luke Kennard’s Planet Shaped Horse is an unhinged blackcomedy poemplay from one of contemporary poetry’s most unique voices. When the (anti)hero of the piece is enduring a somewhat ‘enforced’ stay at Fouracres Halfway House, entanglements ensue. Both terrible and beautiful things happen. Hermits and doctors are not what they seem and neither Miranda nor Simon seem capable of reining in or ... Read more


  • In Search of Equilibrium

    by Theresa Lola ...
    Theresa Lola’s debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium is an extraordinary, and exacting study of death and grieving. Where the algorithms of the body and the memory fail, Lola finds the words that will piece together the binary code of family and restart the recovery program. In doing so, these unflinching poems work towards the hard-wired truths of life itself - finding hope in survival ... Read more


  • Magnolia

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZES FOR POETRY 2020 and a Poetry Book Society Choice: Magnolia, 木蘭, Nina Mingya Powles’ first full collection, dwells within the tender, shifting borderland between languages, and between poetic forms, to examine the shape and texture of memories, of myths, and of a mixed-race girlhood. Abundant with multiplicities, these poems find profound, distinctive joy in ... Read more


  • Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back

    Five years after the seminal U.S. anthology, Beauty is a Verb, Nine Arches Press is proud to publish this innovative and boundary breaking anthology. Co-edited by poets Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back examines the poetics of disabled and D/deaf cultures. The first of its kind and packed with fierce poetry, essays, photos ... Read more


  • Blue Movie

    by Bobby Parker ...
    Bobby Parker's poems play truth or dare, baring the soul of the small town blues: undaunted by subject matter and fearless of propriety or prettiness, he writes with dynamic clarity of frightening, lonely places within and without our selves. In this debut full collection, Parker holds back on nothing both daringly up-front and utterly candid, Blue Movie veers between disaster, horror, comedy, sex ... Read more


  • Rope

    Khairani Barokka’s poetry collection, Rope, is a spellbinding and impressive debut, kaleidoscopic in detail and richly compelling. With a meticulous artist’s instinct, these finely-tuned poems ask urgent questions about our impact upon the environment, and examine carefully the fragile ties that bind our lives and our fate to our planet, our ecosystems and to our fellow humans. ... Read more


  • The Terrors

    by Tom Chivers ...
    The Terrors is a sequence of imagined emails; poetic missives from the start of the 21st century to inmates at London's notorious Newgate Prison. Mimicking the tone of its primary source, The Newgate Calendar, The Terrors tacks from horror to humour, from moral disgust to the casual chitchat of the digital generation, all the time delineating London's violent urban undercurrent in bold, energetic ... Read more


  • The Oscillations

    by Kate Fox ...
    Kate Fox's distinctive new collection The Oscillations explores distance and isolation in the age of the pandemic, refracted through the lenses of neurodiversity and trauma in poems that are bold, often frank and funny but also multifarious, dazzling and open-hearted in their self-discoveries. Fox's poetry explores difference and community, silence and communication, danger and belonging - and a ... Read more


  • Near Future

    Suzannah Evans’ debut collection Near Future is doom-pop-poetry with an apocalyptic edge, a darkly humorous journey through sci-fi lullabies and northern mysteries. This is a future simulation stripped of the space-age gloss of progression - one where the robots have gone rogue and the hopes of a new millennium are malfunctioning; a skewed yet oddly familiar world gone uncannily wrong. These ... Read more