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Indies x Indies brings together leading independent poetry presses to offer specially curated lists of poetry titles at exclusive discounts to independent booksellers. Launching to coincide with Independent Bookshop Week the campaign will support bookshops by providing an accessible way for readers to discover exciting new voices through an enhanced poetry offering. Read more

DISCOVER OUR FIRST CURATED SELECTION OF POETRY TITLES

Having a tough year? Anxieties are balanced by humanism in this introductory selection of titles, selected by TS Eliot Award-shortlisted poet and publisher, Anthony Anaxagorou. Encompassing full collections and pamphlets from exciting new voices, these books offer a diverse insight into contemporary UK poetries.

Anthony says:

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"This assortment of contemporary poetic voices speaks to a cultural and global malaise, encumbered by the strains and anxieties felt by many of us. I’ve loved these books for their ability to make a case not only for social reform but for pathos and humanism." 

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The Actual

by Inua Ellams

(Penned in the Margins)

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Thinking With Trees

by Jason Allen-Paisant

(Carcanet)

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Aunty Uncle Poems

by Gboyega Odubanjo

(The Poetry Business)

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of sirens, body & faultlines

by Nat Raha

(Boiler House Press)

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Inhale/Exile

by Abeer Ameer

(Seren)

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What Fire

by Alice Miller

(Pavilion)

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Please Do Not Touch

by Casey Bailey

(Burning Eye Books)

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Ripe

by Isabelle Baafi

(Ignition)

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Afterlife As Trash

by Rushika Wick

(Verve Poetry Press)

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Fetch Your Mother's Heart

by lisa luxx

(Out-Spoken Press)

for full details of each book, and Anthony's individual comments:

"At the Poetry Book Society we're continually astounded by the innovative and world-class poetry emerging from the tiniest of independent poetry presses. Despite a global pandemic, indie publishers fearlessly champion ground-breaking new poetry talent, the most diverse and dynamic of voices."
 

— Alice Mullen

POETRY BOOK SOCIETY

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"Independent booksellers, their expertise, energy, and connection to their customers are such a vital part of the ecosystem, and after this last, difficult year, it feels ever more important to do what we can to support them."

— Anthony Anaxagorou

OUT-SPOKEN PRESS

 

PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS

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