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.

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