We are delighted to confirm our first poetry collections for 2019. We are kicking off another vibrant year of diverse poetry representative of the UK and we’re very honoured to help these poets put work into the world. As ever, we have a bunch of debut collections for you, from experienced and fairly new poets.

In March, we have two debut collections from Bristol poet Stephen Lightbown: Only Air and Amuse Girl by Hannah Raymond-Cox.

April sees the return of Lydia Towsey with her second BE collection The English Disease.

May we have two newcomers, London poetry sensation Rachel Nwokoro will be introducing us to Little You and Bristol-grown poet and drag performer Grace Cohen will release Calling This Body Home.

June we celebrate the long career of spoken word legend and Hammer and Tongue founder Steve Larkin with OWN – Create Your Own Steve Larkin Poetry Adventure (pre order this title here). Also more Bristol representation with Leilah Jane King‘s debut Midnight Picnics in Tehran and Singing My Mother’s Song by Rebecca Tantony (her 3rd BE collection).

We have many more exciting names coming, check back with us at the end of the month when we’ll be releasing those details. But for now, salivate and roll your tongue around these names and crowd round at the beginning of March as we ring in another beautiful year of spoken word!

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