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Current Reading

Please click on the book or magazine to get your own copy from the publisher's site (unless stated)

These are the books and magazines I am currently reading:

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'Faust' Sandeep Parmar
The Poetry Review (Archive)

Current book:

'Sonnets for Albert'

Anthony Jospeh

Next book:


Sandeep Parmar

Archive Magazine:

Poetry Review: Vol 105:1

Spring 2015

Plus the usual regular subscriptions:



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Poetry Book Society

Magma Poetry

Magma Poetry

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Poetry London

the North

The North

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The Poetry Review

Pennine Platform

Pennine Platform

The Rialto

The Rialto

And the other current poetry reads:

To help me focus, and get started with my poetry reading I like to start with a couple of daily read books.

The Daily Read

The Daily Read:


'Poem For Every Night Of The Year'

Ed. Alli Esiri

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The Anthology Read:


'Poets of the English Language Vol. 1 Langland to Spenser'

Ed. W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson.

Links to  Abe Books

The Book About Poetry / Poets Read

The Book About Poetry/Poets


'On Poetry '

Glyn Maxwell

The Shakespeare Read

The Shakespeare Read:

''1599 A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare'

James Shapiro

These are the last dozen poetry books I have most recently completed:

'Self-Portrait As Othello' Jason Allen-Paisant

'Self-Portrait As Othello'

Jason Allen-Paisant

'White/Other' Fran Lock


Fran Lock

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'The Last Custodian'

Stephen Lightbown

'Like A Tree Walking' Vahni Capildeo

'Like A Tree, Walking'

Vahni Capildeo'

'The Owl and the Nightingale' Simon Armitage

'The Owl and the Nightingale'

Simon Armitage

'The Thirteenth Angel' Philip Gross

 'The Thirteenth Angel'

Philip Gross

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'Pepper Seed'

Malika Booker

'Hyena!Jackal!Dog!' Fran Lock

'Hyena! Jackal! Dog!'

Fran Lock

'Unexhausted Time' Emily Berry

'Unexhausted Time'

Emily Berry

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Rebecca Goss

'Notes on the Sonnets' Luke Kennard

'Notes on the Sonnets'

Luke Kennard

'C+nto & Othered Poems' Joelle Taylor

'C+nto & Othered Poems'


And the last dozen pamphlets / chapbooks: 
(Well half dozen so far)

'Computer Dreams' Anna Cathenka

'Computer Dreams'

Anna Cathenka

'Heatwood' Mary Thomson


Mary Thomson

'Takeaway' Georgie Woodhead

' Ariadne'

Poetry by Fiona Benson

Illustrated by Judith Eyal

'Ten Poems from Scotland' Selected by Don Paterson

'Ten Poems from Scotland.

Selected by Don Paterson

'Ariadne' Fiona Benson and Judith Eyal


Georgie Woodhead'

'Forever Alive' Fran Lock

'Forever Alive'

Fran Lock

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