A selection of poetry anthologies that Poetry Can would highly recommend as essential reading.

Should you wish to buy or find out more about a recommended book we have provided a link to each book's page on the Amazon UK website for speed of access. But please note you may also find out much more and also purchase books from the websites of the particular poets and/or publishers; or from bookshops; or you may be able to borrow a copy of a recommended book from your local library.

 

Being Human

Being Human, edited by Niel Astley

Bloodaxe Books, 2011

Bloodaxe Books

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Being Alive

Being Alive, edited by Neil Astley

Bloodaxe Books, 2004

Bloodaxe Books

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Staying Alive

Staying Alive, edited by Neil Astley

Bloodaxe Books, 2002 

Bloodaxe Books

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Red

Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry, edited by Kwame Dawes

Peepal Tree Press, 2010

Peepal Tree Press

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Northern Anthology of Poetry

The Norton Anthology of Poetry, eds. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter, Jon Stallworthy

W. W. Norton & Co, 2005

W.W.Norton & Co

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Rattle Bag

The Rattle Bag, edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes

Faber and Faber, 2005

Faber & Faber

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Identity Parade

Identity Parade, edited by Roddy Lumsden

Bloodaxe Books, 2010

Bloodaxe Books

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Here to Eternity

Here to Eternity: An Anthology of Poetry, edited by Andrew Motion

Faber and Faber, 2002

Faber & Faber

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Emergency Kit

Emergency Kit: Poetry For Strange Times, edited by Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney

Faber and Faber, 2004

Faber & Faber

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