The Poetry that Booksellers Love

September 9, 2019

Discover the 25 favourite poetry books of the last 25 years chosen by booksellers


To celebrate National Poetry Day’s 25th anniversary in 2019, the Booksellers Association and Forward Arts Foundation joined together to announce Poetry Booksellers Love, a list of 25 favourite poetry books from the last 25 years as nominated and voted for by booksellers in the UK and Ireland.

The list includes: anthologies and single-author collections, poetry for children, for adults and for those in-between; Alice Oswald, the new Oxford Professor for Poetry, as well as the people’s favourite Pam Ayres. It’s a list that honours beautiful design alongside erudition, humour alongside calls to revolution.

You’ll find the list in full here.  Let us know what you think and don’t forget to share your own favourite poems on National Poetry Day using #NationalPoetryDay.