A feast of favourite films old and new

A feast of favourite films old and new

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 the local cinema?

This special bumper edition of 20 poems, commissioned from leading poets, take us on a cinematic roller-coaster via films ranging from Meet Me in St Louis! to Die Hard.

  • Working life in all its infinite variety

    Working life in all its infinite variety

    Published on Monday 28 June 2021

    We may not love our jobs, but when we can’t go to work we find that we miss them. This mini-anthology reflects on our working lives in all their glorious variety with a delightful mix of nostalgia, celebration and humour. There’s a young girl in India who takes pride in the humble task of collecting […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Poems celebrating winter’s stark beauty

    Poems celebrating winter’s stark beauty

    Published on Thursday 26 November 2020

    Winter seems to divide opinion more than any other season; we love it or we definitely don’t! The poems in this mini-anthology are guaranteed to delight readers of every persuasion; we encounter muddy walks, ice-skating, cosy fires, chilblains and even a snow pudding. There’s also a Skype meeting between a child and a grandparent – […]

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