In no particular order…
love, flowers, sex and marriage

In no particular order...<br>love, flowers, sex and marriage

Published on Wednesday 5 February 2020

This Valentine’s Day Candlestick has something for everyone from the newly-besotted to the long-and-happily married. Our revised edition of Ten Poems about Love (selected and introduced by Lorraine Mariner) calls at every stop on love’s roller-coaster journey with poets old and new from Tennyson to Sinéad Morrissey.

Hot off the press is our ‘instead of a bunch’ pamphlet Ten Poems about Flowers – a beautiful bouquet of poems celebrating lilacs, daisies, gentians and, of course, roses. Roses also make an appearance in Ten Sexy Poems which offers a sensual mix of those iconic flowers of love, alongside oysters, chocolate and even a smelly cheese. In Ten Poems about Husbands and Wives there are moments of romance, alongside the realism that comes with being together for the long haul.

Each of these titles makes a beautiful, keep-for-ever Valentine’s gift. They also work wonderfully as a set of four!

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    Published on Wednesday 11 March 2020

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  • Spring is in the air

    Spring is in the air

    Published on Monday 2 March 2020

    Sunshine and showers, cuckoos, frogs, daffodils and cherry blossom…. Poets writing about spring certainly have no shortage of material. Our selection of poems takes in many of these yearly delights. There are contemporary voices – a poem in which a dog sniffs around a city park and enjoys the new smells, and another where an […]

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  • Instead of a bunch!

    Instead of a bunch!

    Published on Friday 7 February 2020

    A bouquet is a welcome and beautiful thing, but the beauty is inevitably short-lived. However, this delightful mini-anthology – published just in time for Valentine’s Day – is guaranteed never to wither. Roses, fritillaries, daisies, gentians and the humble ragwort are celebrated here by poets ranging from Mimi Khalvati to William Wordsworth. We experience their […]

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