Poetry Recommendations

Our 2019 recommendations for great poetry to read on National Poetry Day (or on any day of the year)!

Click the images below for more details on these fantastic titles, including our new category recommending poetry for YA readers, in honour of our 25th anniversary.

Huge thanks to all the poetry publishers that helped create these lists. Our 2020 recommendations will be coming soon.



You can buy any of the featured books and support your local independent bookshop at the same time using this buy button.


We hope you’ll find lots to appeal, whatever your tastes. And keep an eye on the NPD blog too for interviews, features and the chance to win sets of these exciting books.