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Madder by David Constantine
CAPITAL OF NOWHERE by Peter ArmstrongWinter, 2003
Hard Water by Jean SpracklandAutumn, 2003
The Lady & the Hare: New & Selected Poems by Pauline StainerAutumn, 2003
Minsk by Lavinia GreenlawAutumn, 2003
Night Toad: New and Selected Poems by Susan WicksWinter, 2003
The Singing: Poems by C. K. WilliamsWinter, 2003
Sudden Collapses in Public Places by Julia DarlingAutumn, 2003
Blues by John Hartley WilliamsWinter, 2004
Collected Later Poems, 1988-2000 by R. S. ThomasSpring, 2004
Collected Poems by David ConstantineWinter, 2004
Corpus by Michael Symmons RobertsAutumn, 2004
Double Crossing: New & Selected Poems by Eva SalzmanSummer, 2004
The Full Indian Rope Trick (Picador Poetry) by Colette BryceWinter, 2004
Ground Water by Matthew HollisSpring, 2004
Lou-Lou by Selima HillAutumn, 2004
Mischief Night: New & Selected Poems by Roddy LumsdenSummer, 2004
Newborn: Poems on Motherhood by Kate ClanchySpring, 2004
The Night Tree (Oxford Poets) by Jane DraycottSummer, 2004
Sanctuary by Matthew SweeneyAutumn, 2004
Selected Poems by Charles SimicAutumn, 2004
Something About by P. J. KavanaghWinter, 2004
The Strange Hours Travelers Keep: Poems by August KleinzahlerSpring, 2004
These Days by Leontia FlynnSummer, 2004
Bluegrass Wasteland: Selected Poems 1978-2003 by T. R. HummerWinter, 2005
Coastal by Jane DuranWinter, 2005
Cold Calls by Christopher LogueSpring, 2005
Fiction by Conor O'CallaghanSummer, 2005
Goblin Lawn: New and Selected Poems by Peter BennetAutumn, 2005
Intimates by Helen FarishSummer, 2005
Legion by David HarsentAutumn, 2005
Let Evening Come by Jane KenyonAutumn, 2005
Life Mask by Jackie KaySummer, 2005
The Movement of Bodies by Sheenagh PughSpring, 2005
A Shorter Life by Alan JenkinsSpring, 2005
To a Fault by Nick LairdSpring, 2005
We Were Pedestrians by Gerard WoodwardAutumn, 2005
Bad Shaman Blues by W. N. HerbertSpring, 2006
The Biplane Houses: Poems by Les MurrayAutumn, 2006
The Blood Choir by Tim LiardetSummer, 2006
Dog Language by Chase TwichellSummer, 2006
Jack's Letters Home by Cynthia FullerWinter, 2006
Kink and Particle by Tiffany AtkinsonWinter, 2006
Little Gods by Jacob PolleyWinter, 2006
Musica Transalpina by Michelene WandorSpring, 2006
Natural History by Dan ChiassonSummer, 2006
The Sea Cabinet by Caitriona O'ReillySpring, 2006
The Space of Joy by John FullerWinter, 2006
Teach Yourself Mapmaking by Jane RouthAutumn, 2006
Tramp in Flames by Paul FarleyAutumn, 2006
Tyrannosaurus Rex versus The Corduroy Kid by Simon ArmitageAutumn, 2006
Waiting for the Night-Rowers by Roger MoulsonSummer, 2006
Without Title by Geoffrey HillSpring, 2006
The Best Man That Ever Was by Annie FreudSummer, 2007
Black Moon by Matthew SweeneyAutumn, 2007
A Book of Lives by Edwin MorganSpring, 2007
Crocodiles and Obelisks by Jamie McKendrickWinter, 2007
Darling: New and Selected Poems by Jackie KayWinter, 2007
Domestic Violence: Poems by Eavan BolandSpring, 2007
Hawks and Doves by Alan GillisSummer, 2007
Heart Work by Desmond GrahamWinter, 2007
The Invisible Kings by David MorleyAutumn, 2007
Look We Have Coming to Dover! by Daljit NagraSpring, 2007
The Meanest Flower by Mimi KhalvatiAutumn, 2007
New Wings: Poems 1977-2007 by Robyn BolamWinter, 2007
Paraphernalia by Joanne LimburgSpring, 2007
The Secret by Zoë BrigleyAutumn, 2007
Selected Poems, 1969-2005 by David HarsentSummer, 2007
Strong Is Your Hold by Galway KinnellSummer, 2007
The Broken Word by Adam FouldsSummer, 2008
The Hat by Selima HillSummer, 2008
Hide Now by Glyn MaxwellWinter, 2008
Keeping Time (Salt Modern Poets) by Tim DooleyWinter, 2008
Life Under Water by Maura DooleyAutumn, 2008
Material by Ros BarberWinter, 2008
Nigh-No-Place by Jen HadfieldSpring, 2008
The Night Pavilion by Naomi FoyleAutumn, 2008
Song & Dance by John FullerAutumn, 2008
Sunday at the Skin Launderette by Kathryn SimmondsSpring, 2008
Supreme Being by Martha KaposWinter, 2008
Tell Me This is Normal: New and Selected Poems by Julie O'CallaghanSpring, 2008
Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw by Chris Wallace-CrabbeAutumn, 2008
Third Day: New and Selected Poems by Grey GowrieSummer, 2008
Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems, 1979-2006 by Wendy CopeSummer, 2008
Yellow Studio (Oxford Poets) by Stephen RomerSpring, 2008
'We Needed Coffee But . . .' (Poetry Book Society Recommendation) by Matthew WeltonAutumn, 2009
The Burning of the Books and Other Poems by George SzirtesAutumn, 2009
The Cinder Path by Andrew MotionSummer, 2009
First Things When by Robert M. RehderSpring, 2009
Grain by John GlendayWinter 2009
The Missing (Salt Modern Poets) by Sian HughesSummer, 2009
Natural mechanical: being a rendering of the true life stories of Iain Seoras Rockcliffe by Jo MorganSpring, 2009
One Secret Thing by Sharon OldsSpring, 2009
Ooga-Booga: Poems by Frederick SeidelSummer, 2009
Rain by Don PatersonAutumn, 2009
The Shadow of Sirius by W. S. MerwinWinter 2009
Spindrift by Vona GroarkeAutumn, 2009
The Sun-fish by Eiléan Ní ChuilleanáinWinter 2009
Time Being by Ruth BidgoodSpring, 2009
What Love Comes To: New & Selected Poems by Ruth StoneSummer, 2009
Dammtor by James SheardAutumn, 2010
The floating man by Katherine TowersAutumn, 2010
Jilted city by Patrick McGuinnessSpring, 2010
The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems by Edward HirschSpring, 2010
Ludbrooke & Others by Alan BrownjohnAutumn, 2010
Maggot by Paul MuldoonWinter, 2010
Of Mutability by Jo ShapcottAutumn, 2010
Pandorama (Picador Poetry) by Ian DuhigWinter, 2010
Pebble & I by John FullerSummer, 2010
Sandgrain and Hourglass by Penelope ShuttleWinter, 2010
Small Hours by Lachlan MackinnonSpring, 2010
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems by Tony HoaglandSummer, 2010
A Village Life by Louise GlückSummer, 2010
Where's the Moon, There's the Moon: Poems by Dan ChiassonSummer, 2010
The wrecking light by Robin RobertsonSpring, 2010
The Bees by Carol Ann DuffyWinter, 2011
Black Cat Bone by John BurnsideAutumn, 2011
The Casual Perfect by Lavinia GreenlawAutumn, 2011
Changeling by Clare PollardSummer, 2011
Confer by Ahren WarnerAutumn, 2011
Deep Field by Philip GrossWinter, 2011
Electric Shadow by Heidi WilliamsonSpring, 2011
Family Values by Wendy CopeSummer, 2011
Fiere by Jackie KaySpring, 2011
Grace by Esther MorganWinter, 2011
A Hundred Doors by Michael LongleySpring, 2011
Memorial by Alice OswaldWinter, 2011
Of All Places by John McAuliffeAutumn, 2011
Planet-Struck by Julian TurnerSpring, 2011
Tokaido Road by Nancy GaffieldSummer, 2011
Angels and Harvesters by James HarpurSummer, 2012
Astonishment by Anne StevensonWinter, 2012
Bee Journal by Sean BorodaleAutumn, 2012
Burying the Wren by Deryn Rees-JonesAutumn, 2012
Conquest by Zoë BrigleySpring, 2012
The Havocs by Jacob PolleyWinter, 2012
The Malarkey by Helen DunmoreSummer, 2012
Misadventure by Richard MeierSpring, 2012
Out There by Jamie McKendrickWinter, 2012
The Overhaul by Kathleen JamieAutumn, 2012
The Returning Sky by Peter RobinsonSpring, 2012
School of Forgery (Salt Modern Poets) by Jon StoneSummer, 2012
The Seacunny by Gerard WoodwardWinter, 2012
Voluntary by Adam ThorpeSpring, 2012
White Sheets by Beverley Bie BrahicSummer, 2012
The World's Two Smallest Humans by Julia CopusAutumn, 2012
Coleshill by Fiona SampsonSpring, 2013
The Crumb Road by MaitreyabandhuSummer, 2013
Division Street by Helen MortAutumn, 2013
Glass Wings by Fleur AdcockSummer, 2013
The Gypsy and the Poet by David MorleyAutumn, 2013
Hill of doors by Robin RobertsonSpring, 2013
Pretty by Ahren WarnerSummer, 2013
Sleeping Keys by Jean SpracklandAutumn, 2013
The Water Stealer by Maurice RiordanAutumn, 2013
Writers Writing Dying: Poems by C. K. WilliamsSummer, 2013

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Set up by T S Eliot and friends in 1953 ‘to propagate the art of poetry’, the Poetry Book Society provides information, reviews and discounts on the best contemporary poetry published in Britain for an international community of readers.
The PBS Selectors choose the best new poetry collection of the quarter – one PBS Choice and four PBS Recommendations. The PBS Bulletin, the quarterly review of new poetry, contains the Poet Selectors' reviews of the Choice and Recommendations and the selected poets' comments on their own work.


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