Candlestick is back – with a trio of exciting titles edited by leading poets

Candlestick is back – with a trio of exciting titles edited by leading poets

Published on Friday 25 June 2021

Candlestick’s brand new mini-anthologies embrace three delightfully contrasting themes and mark a spirited return to publishing after a pandemic-induced pause.

Ten Poems from the Countryside (edited by Irish poet Seán Hewitt) is a celebration of our rural landscapes. There are poems of rhapsody with larks singing overhead alongside others in which mud and bad weather remind us that it’s not all bliss and beauty. Featuring poets ranging from Vita Sackville-West to Kayo Chingonyi, this is a selection that delights in the infinite variety of the world beyond our towns and cities.

After a year when time has acted in strange ways, Ten Poems about Getting Older (edited by John McCullough) explores the perils and thrills of ageing. This is an anthology of poems about the interesting and surprising things we find out as we move through life. The poems are thought-provoking and enlivening – and certainly never glum.

Ten Poems about Work explores the complexities of our relationship with the things we have to do to earn a living. At a time when many of us have had to work in a very different way, the poems (selected by Welsh Poet Jonathan Edwards) are a reminder that our jobs are a vital part of who we are and, as such, are to be celebrated in all their dullness and/or glory.

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    Published on Friday 1 October 2021

    What could be more joyful than the moment when – merry with turkey and plum pudding – we tumble onto the sofa to watch a film we’ve seen umpteen times before? And what could be more jolly than doffing hat, scarf and gloves to venture out into the cold for the year’s festive favourite at […]

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  • New Candlestick Catalogue Autumn 2021

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    Published on Wednesday 29 September 2021

    After 18 months of uncertainty, we’re delighted to be doing what we do best once more – bringing new titles out into the world and into the hands of our fantastic stockists.  To help make it easier to see what’s available in our expanding pamphlet range, we’ve a new trade catalogue which lists all current […]

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  • Christmas 2021 Poetry Competition

    Christmas 2021 Poetry Competition

    Published on Tuesday 20 July 2021

    We’re looking for new poems to feature in our forthcoming festive title Together for Christmas. As well as publication, you’ll win copies of the pamphlet and a cash prize. The pamphlet will be an uplifting celebration of reunions and gatherings with family or friends – something that many of us have missed so much in […]

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