6 Sep

Poems to Save the World by Chris Riddell – Pre Order Now

The much anticipated follow up to Poems to Live your Life by & Fall in love with from Chris Riddell will be published on 17.09.20. Pre-order your copy now to avoid disappointment.

This absolutely beautiful gift book anthology contains classic and modern poems to galvanize, uplift and inspire you which are brought to life with exquisite, intricate artwork.

Chosen and illustrated by Chris Riddell, Poems to Save the World With will ignite your inner activist and provide comfort and inspiration. These poems speak of hope, happiness, rebellion and living through a pandemic.

This beautiful book features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses sit alongside the modern to create the ultimate collection. Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, Nikita Gill, Maggie Smith, Brian Bilston, Raymond Antrobus, Fiona Benson, Lewis Carroll and many more.

Available online for mail order or click & collect from the shop in Hay £12.99 (plus P&P if applicable)

14 Jun

Forward Poetry Prize 2020 Shortlist Announced

The 2020 Forward prize for best collection

The Five titles nominated for the £10,000 Forward prize for best collection

The 2020 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection

The five titles in the running for the £5,000 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection:

The 2020 Forward Prize for best single poem

The five poems in the running for the £1,000 Felix Dennis prize for best first collection

Mama Cockroach, I Love You by Fiona Benson (Poetry London)

The Little Miracles by Malika Booker (Magma)

(Un)certainties by Regi Claire (Mslexia & PBS Women’s Poetry Competition)

Nocturne for a Moving Train by Valzhyna Mort (The Poetry Review)

Dick pics by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang (The Moth)

24 Oct

One year!

Wow, I cant believe it was really 12 months ago that the great Dr himself John Cooper Clarke appeared in Hay to help us celebrate the launch of our new shop.