#coffeedayswhiskeynights by @cyrusparker

A lot can happen between the first sip of coffee and the last taste of whiskey, and this book takes a look at the way a single day can change our outlook on everything from relationships with others, to our relationships with ourselves, and everything in between. Ultimately, coffee days, whiskey nights illustrates that no matter how…

#TheCandlelightMaster by Michael Longley

‘I can’t bear the thought of a world without Michael Longley, yet his poetry keeps hurtling towards that fact more and more urgently as it stretches in an unflinching way beyond comfort or certainty.’ So wrote Maria Johnston, reviewing Longley’s previous book Angel Hill. Yet The Candlelight Master does not only face into shadows. The…

#ReturnByMinorRoad by @heidiwilliamson

In her mid-20s, Heidi Williamson was part of a Scottish community that suffered an inconceivable tragedy, the Dunblane Primary School shooting. Those years living in the town form the focus of her third poetry collection. Through rivers, rain, wildlife and landscape, Williamson revisits where ‘the occasional endures’ and discovers the healing properties of a beloved…

#EyeLevel by @jennymxie

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Juan Felipe Herrera For years now, I’ve been using the wrong palette. Each year with its itchy blue, as the bruise of solitude reaches its expiration date. Planes and buses, guesthouse to guesthouse….

#BookOfLonging by Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen’s first book of new poetry since Book of Mercy was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen’s poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the poetry in unexpected and…

#BlackDogBlackNight

The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam’s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories into a Vietnamese poetic tradition marked by vivid imagery, powerful emotions,…

#WITCH by @RebTamas

WITCH is a strange, visceral and darkly witty debut by a startling new voice in British poetry. Rebecca Tamás reckons with blood and earth, mysticism and the devil, witch trials and the suffragettes, gender and sexuality. At turns lyrical, philosophical and obscene, WITCH evokes the intimate, sensual power of nature and merges it with the…

#ReleaseYOU by @justbreathejas

YOU is the art of letting go in poetry book form. Full of powerful affirmations for the present moment, poet Jasmine Farrell teaches us that the only way we can actualize our dreams is to release what no longer serves us: those self-limiting beliefs, naysayers, and haters. In turn, that gives us the space we…

#MagnumMysterium by Julie O’Callaghan

Magnum Mysterium is Irish American poet Julie O’Callaghan’s first collection since Tell Me Normal: New & Selected Poems (2008). Her new poems have evolved from the early monologues – written in American demotic – to poems of heartache on the death of her husband, the poet Dennis O’Driscoll. But even in these harrowing poems she never loses her…

#AnAviaryOfSmallBirds by @KMcCarthyWoolf

An Aviary of Small Birds is both elegy to a stillborn son and testament to the redemptive qualities of poetry as a transformative art. Here, birth paradoxically becomes the moment of death when, after a long labour, the baby’s heart gives out. However, just as grief is not linear, so too the book follows an…