Listed alphabetically by poet's surname

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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.

Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock, Poems 1960-2000

Bloodaxe Books, 2000

Bloodaxe Books

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Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock

  

 

John Agard

John Agard, From the Devil's Pulpit

Bloodaxe Books, 1997

Bloodaxe Books

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John Agard

John Agard

  

 

Moniza Alvi

Moniza Alvi, Europa

Bloodaxe Books, 2008

Bloodaxe Books

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Moniza Alvi

Moniza Alvi

  
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, Selected Poems

Faber & Faber, 2001

Faber & Faber

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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage

   
Gabeba Baderoon

Gabeba Baderoon, A Hundred Silences

Kwela Books, 2006

Kwela Books

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Gabeba Baderoon

Gabeba Baderoon

  
Peter Bennett

Peter Bennet, The Glass Swarm

Flambard Press, 2008

Flambard Press

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Peter Bennet

Peter Bennet

 

Sidereal

Rachael Boast, Sidereal

Picador 2011

Picador

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Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast

 

Robyn Bolam

Robyn Bolam, New Wings: Poems 1997-2007

Bloodaxe Books, 2007

Bloodaxe Books

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Robyn Bolam

Robyn Bolam

   
Jean Binta Breeze

Jean 'Binta' Breeze, The Fifth Figure: A Poet's Tale

Bloodaxe Books, 2006

Bloodaxe Books

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Jean Binta Breeze

Jean 'Binta' Breeze

   
David Briggs

David Briggs, The Method Men

Salt Modern Poets, 2010

Salt Publishing

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David Briggs

David Briggs

   
Zoe Brigley

Zoe Brigley, The Secret

Bloodaxe Books, 2007

Bloodaxe Books

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Zoe Brigley

Zoe Brigley

     
Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky, Collected Poems in English

Oxford Poets, 2001

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Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky

   
George Makay Brown

George Mackay Brown

The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown

John Murray Publishers, 2006

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George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown

   
Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce, The Full Indian Rope Trick

Picador, 2004

Picador

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Colette Bryce

Colette Bryce

   
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson, Collected Poems

The Gallery Press, 2009

The Gallery Press

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Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson

   
Polly Clarke

Polly Clark, Take Me With You

Bloodaxe Books, 2004

Bloodaxe Books

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Polly Clark

Polly Clark

   
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

Two Cures For Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006

Faber & Faber, 2009

Faber & Faber

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Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope

    
Julia Copus

Julia Copus, In Defence of Adultery

Bloodaxe Books, 2003

Bloodaxe Books

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Julia Copus

Julia Copus

  
Andy Croft

Andy Croft, Sticky

Flambard Press, 2009

Flambard Press

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Andy Croft

Andy Croft

   
Three Men on a Metro

Andy Croft, W N Herbert, Paul Summers

Three Men on the Metro

Five Leaves Publications, 2009

Five Leaves Publishing

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Paul Summers Andy Croft W N Herbert

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Paul Summers, Andy Croft,

W N Herbert

    
Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker, Leaving Fingerprints

Bloodaxe Books, 2009

Bloodaxe Books

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Imtiaz Dharker
Imtiaz Dharker
     
Maura dooley

Maura Dooley, Sound Barrier: Poems 1982-2002

Bloodaxe Books, 2002

Bloodaxe Books

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Maura Dooley

Maura Dooley

    
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig, The Lammas Hireling

Picador, 2003

Picador

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Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig

 
Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore, Out of the Blue: Poems 1975-2001

Bloodaxe Books, 2001

Bloodaxe Books

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Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

   
Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott, Over

Oxford Poets, 2009

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Jane Draycott

Jane Draycott

  
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels

Picador, 2010

Picador

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Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

    
Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn, New Selected Poems 1964-2000

Faber and Faber, 2003

Faber & Faber

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Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn

  

 

Perfect Blemish

Menna Elfyn, Perfect Blemish

Bloodaxe books 2007

Bloodaxe Books

 

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Menna Elfyn

Menna Elfyn

 

Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlight, New and Collected Poems

Bloodaxe Books, 2010

 

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Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlight

   
Paul Farley

Paul Farley, The Atlantic Tunnel, Selected Poems

Faber & Faber, 2010

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Paul Farley

Paul Farley

   
Peter Finch

Peter Finch, The Welsh Poems

Shearsman Books, 2006

Shearsman Books

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Peter Finch

Peter Finch 

    
U A Fanthorpe

U A Fanthorpe, New and Collected Poems

Enitharmon Press, 2010

Enitharmon Press

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U A Fanthorpe

U A Fanthorpe

    
Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw, Night Photograph

Faber & Faber, 1993

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Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw

 

 

Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths, Icarus on Earth

Bloodaxe Books, 2005

Bloodaxe Books

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Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths

 

 

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996

Faber & Faber, 2002

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Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

 

 

The Mersey Sound

Adrian Henri, Roger McGough, Brian Patten

The Mersey Sound

Penguin Classics, 2007

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Brian Patten Adrian Henry Roger McGough

L to R

Brian Patten, Adrian Henri,

Roger McGough

 

 

W N herbert

W N Herbert, Bad Shaman Blues

Bloodaxe Books, 2006

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W N Herbert

W N Herbert

 

 

Zbigignew Herbert

Zbigniew Herbert, The Collected Poems: 1956-1958

Ecco; Reprint edition, 2008

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Zbigniew Herbert

Zbigniew Herbert

 

 

Morislav Horub

Miroslav Holub

Poems Before and After: Collected English Translations

Bloodaxe Books, New edition, 2006

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Miroslav Holub

Morislav Holub

 

 

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

Collected Poems of Ted Hughes

Faber & Faber 2005

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Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

 

 

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie, The Tree House

Picador, 2004

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Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie

 

 

Brendan Kennelly

Brendan Kennelly, Familiar Strangers

Bloodaxe Books, 2004

Bloodaxe Books

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Brendqaan Kennelly

Brendan Kennelly

 

 

Rustum Kozain

Rustum Kozain, This Carting Life

Kwela Books, 2005

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Rustum Kozain

Rustum Kozain

 

 

Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis, Chaotic Angels: Collected Poems

Bloodaxe Books 2004

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Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis

 

 

Francis Leviston

Frances Leviston, Public Dream

Picador, 2007

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Frances Leviston

Frances Leviston

 

 

Lang Lian

Yang Lian, Lee Valley Poems

Bloodaxe Poems, 2009

Bloodaxe Books

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Yang Lian

Yang Lian

 

 

Sarah McGuire

Sarah Maguire, The Florists at Midnight

Jonathan Cape, 2001

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Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire

 

 

Oslip Mendalstram

Osip Mandelstam, Selected Poems

Penquin Classics, New edition 1991

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Osip Mandelstam

Osip Mandelstam

 

 

Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell

One Thousand Nights and Counting, Selected Poems

Picador, 2011 (- to be released Feb. 2011)

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Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell

 

 

Roger McGough

Roger McGough, Collected Poems

Penguin, 2004

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough

 

 

Mebdh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian, My Love Has Fared Inland

The Gallery Press, 2008

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Mebdh McGuckian

Mebdh McGuckian

 

 

Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz, New and Collected Poems 1931-2001

Penguin Classics, 2006

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Czeslaw Miloz

Czeslaw Milosz

 

 

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale, Collected Poems, 1920-1954

Farrar Straus Giroux; revised edition 2000

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Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale

 

 

Edwin Morgan

Edwin Morgan, Collected Poems

Caracnet Press, New edition, 1996

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Edwin Morgan

Edwin Morgan

 

 

 

David Morley

David Morley, The Invisible Kings

Carcanet Press, 2007

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David Morley

David Morley

 

 

Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra, Look We Have Coming To Dover!

Faber & Faber, 2007

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Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra

 

 

Sean Obrien

Sean O'Brien, The Drowned Book

Picador, 2007

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Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

 

 

Brian Patten

Brian Patten, Selected Poems

Penguin, 2007

Penguin Books

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Brian Patten

Brian Patten

 

 

Don Paterson

Don Paterson, Landing Light

Faber & Faber, 2004

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Don Paterson

Don Paterson

 

 

Janos Pilinszky

Janos Pilinszky, Selected Poems

Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1976

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Janos Pilinszky

Janos Pilinszky

 

 

Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley, The Brink

Picador, 2003

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Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley

 

 

Vasco Popa

Vasko Popa, Vasko Popa: Collected Poems

Anvil Press Poetry, Revised and Expanded Edition, 1999

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Vasco Popa

Vasko Popa

 

 

Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts, Corpus

Jonathan Cape, 2004

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Michael Symmonds Roberts

Michael Symmonds Roberts

 

 

Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson, Swithering

Picador 2006

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Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson

 

 

Neil Rollinson

Neil Rollinson, Spanish Fly

Jonathan Cape, 2001

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Niel Rollinson

Niel Rollinson

 

 

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott, Of Mutability

Faber & Faber, 2010 

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Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott

 

 

Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw, Straight Ahead

Bloodaxe Books, 2006

Bloodaxe Books

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Clare Shaw

Clare Shaw

 

 

Skirrid Hill

Owen Sheers, Skirrid Hill

Seren 2005

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Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers

 

Shuttle - Redgrove

Penelope Shuttle, Redgrove's Wife

Bloodaxe Books, 2006

Redgrove's Wife

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Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle

 

 

Shuttle - Sandgrain

Penelope Shuttle, Sandgrain and Hourglass

 Bloodaxe Books, 2010

Sandgrain and Hourglass

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Penelope Shuttle Penelope Shuttle

 

 

Dorothea Smartt

Dorothea Smartt, Connecting Medium

Peepal Tree Press, 2001

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Dorothea Smartt

Dorothea Smartt

 

 

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith, The Butcher's Hands

Smith/Doorstop Books, 2003

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Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

 

 

Ken Smith

Ken Smith, Shed: Poems 1980-2001

Bloodaxe Books, 2002

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Ken Smith

Ken Smith

 

 

Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland, Hard Water

Jonathan Cape, 2003

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Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland

 

 

John Stammers

John Stammers, Stolen Love Behaviour

Picador, 2005

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John Stammers

John Stammers

 

 

Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson, Poems 1955-2055

Bloodaxe Books, 2005

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Ann Stevenson

Ann Stevenson

 

 

Paul Summers

Paul Summers, The Last Bus

Iron Press, 1998

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Paul Summers

Paul Summers

 

 

Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney, Selected Poems

Jonathan Cape, 2002

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Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney

 

 

George Szirtes

George Szirtes, New and Collected Poems

Bloodaxe Books, 2008

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George Szirtes

George Szirtes

 

 

Wislaw Szymborska

Wislawa Szymborska, New and Collected

Roundhouse Publishing, New edition, 2000

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Wislawa Szymborska

Wislawa Szymorska

 

 

The Floating Man

Katharine Towers, The Floating Man

Picador, 2010

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Katherine Towers

Katharine Towers

 

Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski, Selected Poems of Adam Zagajewski

Faber and Faber, 2004

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Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski

 

 

Benjamin Zepheniah

Benjamin Zephaniah, The Little Book of Vegan Poems

AK Press, 2001

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephania