The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Eight)

The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Eight)

Published on Monday 19 September 2016

We’re delighted to be adding to our previous seven volumes of poems for Christmas selected by the Poet Laureate; this eighth title in the series again brings in the season in true Candlestick fashion.

In a year of considerable and unexpected turbulence, this selection of twelve Christmas poems shines like the splendid, hopeful beacon of the opening poem, John Keats’ ‘Bright Star!’. With three new poems, including an extraordinary new poem by Carol Ann Duffy herself, the musicality of the selection keeps breaking out. From a lullaby to a new baby to bells chiming the New Year and pipers welcoming it in, poetry ‘goes on rising to the challenge of singing above the chaos.’

This year we’re making a donation to UNICEF www.unicef.org.uk from sales of our Christmas pamphlet. But all of our previous Christmas pamphlets are still available to buy too, so if you’d like to collect the set, you’ll be supporting all of our other Christmas charities with every title you buy.

  • The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Eight)

    The Twelve Poems of Christmas (Volume Eight)

    Published on Monday 19 September 2016

    We’re delighted to be adding to our previous seven volumes of poems for Christmas selected by the Poet Laureate; this eighth title in the series again brings in the season in true Candlestick fashion. In a year of considerable and unexpected turbulence, this selection of twelve Christmas poems shines like the splendid, hopeful beacon of […]

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  • Ten Poems about Friendship

    Ten Poems about Friendship

    Published on Monday 19 September 2016

    The pamphlet so many people have been asking for is here – Ten Poems about Friendship has arrived at last! This insightful selection of ten funny, poignant and refreshingly honest poems deals with the reality of friendship in all its forms. From childhood alliances at school through the angst of teenage years into companionship and […]

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  • The Wood in Winter

    The Wood in Winter

    Published on Monday 19 September 2016

    This is our very first prose pamphlet not written by a poet, so we wish it well as it goes out into the world, sensibly dressed in warm winter clothing with boots laced up tight against the elements! This title is for those of us who love tales of the natural world, and who enjoy […]

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