Instead of a Christmas card

Instead of a Christmas card

Published on Wednesday 25 September 2019

New for Christmas 2019 are two gorgeous mini anthologies. Ten Poems about Snow edited by Carole Bromley takes us on an enchanted journey until we arrive, of course, in Robert Frost’s mysterious snowy woods. You’ll also find beautiful poems published here for the first time – winners and runners-up in our snow poem competition.

As is now traditional, Candlestick has commissioned ten leading contemporary poets to write brand new poems for its other festive title. Christmas Spirit features poems evoking the bustle of untangling fairy lights, of cooking and opening presents, alongside others celebrating our more ancient seasonal traditions, such as gathering holly, ivy and mistletoe.

These beautiful pamphlets are guaranteed to add a sprinkle of beauty and delight to every Christmas.

  • Poems still warm from the oven

    Poems still warm from the oven

    Published on Monday 6 January 2020

    These ten poems celebrate all that’s wonderful about baking – the time-honoured recipes, the patient kneading and stirring of ingredients, the sticky fingers in the mixing bowl. Baking, the poems seem to say again and again, is a profoundly human art: a homemade summer pudding can create “a stillness lost in taste” at a dinner […]

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  • Instead of a Christmas card

    Instead of a Christmas card

    Published on Wednesday 25 September 2019

    New for Christmas 2019 are two gorgeous mini anthologies. Ten Poems about Snow edited by Carole Bromley takes us on an enchanted journey until we arrive, of course, in Robert Frost’s mysterious snowy woods. You’ll also find beautiful poems published here for the first time – winners and runners-up in our snow poem competition. As […]

    Read the full story here →


  • Poems to delight every art lover

    Poems to delight every art lover

    Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

    Poems about art have a long and vivid history, and some of our greatest poets have tried to capture in verse the beguiling worlds of colour on canvas. Geoff Dyer’s remarkably wide-ranging selection encourages us to look at familiar and unfamiliar paintings and artists with fresh eyes. We find ourselves in Vermeer’s studio next door […]

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