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Dear Reader,

Happy National Poetry Day! I hope you'll forgive me sneaking this email forward one day, but what sort of marketing droid would I be if I let such an opportunity pass me by? Here we continue our October round up, with three more brilliant poetry titles released this month.

In honour of this momentous day, we've also picked out our favourite poetry titles that have been released this year, you can find them here along with a code for 25% off.

Join us over on Twitter where we're running a poetry quiz, with a different prize every hour. Oh, and Jo Bell will be on BBC 6 Music some time after 3pm, which will be unmissable. It's like Christmas and our birthday all rolled in to one!

Speak soon,



Don't Mention the Children

Don't Mention the Children

Although Michael Rosen is one of our best-loved and writers for children. his poems for grown-ups are less well known. Don’t Mention the Children is his first collection since Selected Poems (Penguin) in 2007.

Fans of his children’s books will enjoy the way these poems combine the silly and the sinister to catch the surrealism of everyday life, somewhere between Jacques Prévert, Ivor Cutler and Adrian Mitchell.

Few poets writing today can move so effortlessly between childishness and childlike seriousness.


Cinema Stories

Cinema Stories

Before the Second World War, there were around seventy cinemas operating in Leeds.  Since 2014, Valley Press poets James Nash and Matthew Hedley Stoppard have been visiting the sites of these abandoned picture-houses, and writing about them in verse.

Magical and memorable: poignant yet rich with humour, and underpinned, above all, by a great humanity. Sarah Waters on James Nash

“Witty and original.” Helen Mort on Matthew Hedley Stoppard


Things You Find in a Poet's Beard

Things You Find in a Poet's Beard

Things You Find in a Poet’s Beard is a collection of poems that have been shouted at children from schools to church halls. They are a curation of silly tales that have been illustrated and bound into a book.

Perhaps you’ll want to annoy your family by reading them out; perhaps you’ll want to chuckle at them under the covers with a torch; perhaps you’ll want to stare at the drawings drawn by Mr Chris Riddell or maybe you’ll want to shout them aloud to capture the spirit of A.F. Harrold himself.


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The Haiku 100

From the archives...

This historic little book was published initially in 1992 and ran to six prints. it sold more than 10,000 copies making it the biggest selling book of English language haiku in the UK. it has been out of print for many years but is now published in a new format with every one of the 100 haiku intact. The Haiku 100 proved a watershed for IRON press, for the (then) recently formed British Haiku Society and for the haiku form itself in these islands.


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We're looking for people to take part in a customer focus group. If you have a spare five minutes, follow the link underneath our furry friend. Five lucky people will get a book of their choice, and everyone else will get a voucher code for 50% off their next purchase on our website!

(Thank you to everyone who told me about the question that wasn't working.)


Click here to see our complete list of October titles.