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Near Future

by Suzannah Evans Nine Arches Press (November 08, 2018)

Suzannah Evans’ debut collection Near Future is doom-pop-poetry with an apocalyptic edge, a darkly humorous journey through sci-fi lullabies and northern mysteries. This is a future simulation stripped of...

Unwritten: Caribbean Poems After The First World War

by Karen McCarthy Woolf Nine Arches Press (October 04, 2018)

With contributions from Jay Bernard, Malika Booker, Kat Francois, Jay T. John, Anthony Joseph, Ishion Hutchinson, Charnell Lucien, Vladimir Lucien, Rachel Manley, Tanya Shirley and Karen McCarthy Woolf. What...

What Are You After

by Josephine Corcoran Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Josephine Corcoran’s inventive and unflinching debut poetry collection asks us to consider what it is we are really here for. Bold and unsentimental, her remarkable poems trace the lifelines of where we’ve...


by Myra Connell Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Myra Connell's House is a startling debut collection of poems that are both enchanting and disquieting, that ask questions, look for clues, and mark out telling absences. The house itself might be deep in the...

Primers Volume One

by Kathryn Maris Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In 2015, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press ran a nationwide scheme to find exciting new voices in poetry with Kathryn Maris as selecting editor. After reading through hundreds of entries, and narrowing...


by Matt Merritt Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Matt Merritt's second collection, hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica, is alive with a rare frequency all of its own it is a precise and rewarding music for the soul, the heart, and the head. These are poems that take...

The Elephant Tests

by Matt Merritt Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

'The Elephant Tests', the third collection of poems from Matt Merritt, takes sheer delight in the full possibilities of language in this study of birds and natural history, travel, personal and universal memory,...


by Maria Taylor Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In her debut collection, 'Melanchrini', Maria Taylor's distinctive poetry slips fluently amidst the worlds and underworlds of classical mythology and modernity; between her own Greek Cypriot heritage and British...


by Angela France Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In Angela France's third poetry collection, Hide, what is invisible is just as important as what lies within plain sight. Layers of personal history are lifted into the light and old skins are shed for new;...


by Richie McCaffery Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Richie McCaffery's debut collection of poems, Cairn, begins with a dedication and ends with ghosts in between lie artefacts and antiquities: a police whistle, a tarnished silver spoon, a bookmark lodged in an...

Blue Movie

by Bobby Parker Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Bobby Parker's poems play truth or dare, baring the soul of the small town blues: undaunted by subject matter and fearless of propriety or prettiness, he writes with dynamic clarity of frightening, lonely places...


by David Clarke Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

David Clarke's debut collection, Arc, invites you to follow the trail of fleet-footed poems and be swept along from sonnets for Scott Walker to epic fails and sword-swallowing for beginners. It's a memorable...

the terrible

by Daniel Sluman Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Daniel Sluman's bleak brilliance in the terrible is a masterclass in the power of poetry to confront difficult subject matter with accuracy and painstaking openness. These are rigorous and exacting poems, that...

Absence has a weight of its own

by Daniel Sluman Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Daniel Sluman's 'Absence has a weight of its own' is an unflinching study of serious illness, sex, death and decadence. In sometimes brutal and spare cadences, Sluman explores the extremities of human experience...

Dirty Laundry

by Deborah Alma Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Deborah Alma's debut Dirty Laundry is raucous, sexy and brilliantly honest - a rich mix of sharply observed, funny and often poignant poetry. Deborah Alma runs the world's first and only mobile poetic first...

Primers Volume Three

by Romalyn Ante Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the arrival of Primers Volume 3, the third year of an annual scheme which creates a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication...

How to be a Poet

by Jo Bell Nine Arches Press (February 15, 2018)

How to be a Poet: A twenty-first century guide to writing well by Jo Bell and Jane Commane. With special guest essays from: Mona Arshi, Clive Birnie, Rishi Dastidar, Jonathan Davidson, Abi Palmer, Robert Peake...


by Khairani Barokka Nine Arches Press (November 21, 2017)

Khairani Barokka’s poetry collection, Rope, is a spellbinding and impressive debut, kaleidoscopic in detail and richly compelling. With a meticulous artist’s instinct, these finely-tuned poems ask urgent...

The Hill

by Angela France Nine Arches Press (November 23, 2017)

Angela France’s The Hill is a remarkable sequence of poems that leads us up the winding footpaths of Leckhampton Hill near Cheltenham. Here, we encounter ghosts, foxes and ancient kings. We meet the protestors...

Terms and Conditions

by Tania Hershman Nine Arches Press (December 11, 2017)

Tania Hershman’s debut poetry collection, Terms and Conditions, urges us to consider all the possibilities, and read life’s small print before signing on the dotted line. These beautifully measured poems...

All My Mad Mothers

by Jacqueline Saphra Nine Arches Press (October 19, 2017)

Jacqueline Saphra’s All My Mad Mothers (shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry) explores love, sex and family relationships in vivacious, lush poems that span the decades and generations. At the...

Primers Volume Two

by Ben Bransfield Nine Arches Press (January 31, 2018)

In 2016, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press launched their nationwide Primers scheme for a second time, in search of exciting new voices in poetry, with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane Commane as selecting editors....


by Rishi Dastidar Nine Arches Press (January 31, 2018)

From politics to pop, from the UK to California, wherever digital heartbeats flutter and stutter, Ticker-tape is a maximalist take on 21st century living. Rishi Dastidar’s first full collection showcases one...

The Book of Tides

by Angela Readman Nine Arches Press (November 03, 2017)

The Book of Tides is treasure trove of luscious, visceral poems, full of delightful risks, utterly thrilling and always pleasurably close to the bone. These poems teem with strange and beautiful gems, the dark...

The Fetch

by Gregory Leadbetter Nine Arches Press (November 03, 2017)

Gregory Leadbetter's first full collection of poems, The Fetch, brings together poems that reach through language to the mystery of our being, giving voice to silence and darkness, illuminating the unseen. Ranging...

The Skin Diary

by Abegail Morley Nine Arches Press (November 03, 2017)

Abegail Morley's poetry collection The Skin Diary explore loss in its many forms, with unwavering, fierce and astonishing brilliance. Here are imperfect hiding places, imaginary sisters and near-impossible burdens...

Bird Sisters

by Julia Webb Nine Arches Press (November 03, 2017)

Julia Webb's Bird Sisters is a surreal journey through sisterhood and the world of the family via the natural world. Fascinated by the otherness of things, her poems expose places and relationships that are...


by Isobel Dixon Nine Arches Press (July 22, 2016)

In her fourth collection, Isobel Dixon takes readers on a journey to far-flung and sometimes dark places. From Robben Island to Hiroshima, Egypt to Edinburgh, the West Bank and beyond, these poems are forays...

The Knowledge

by Robert Peake Nine Arches Press (July 22, 2016)

Robert Peake’s incredible eye for detail illuminates a collection of stirring and delicately attuned poems that not only roam but actively seek – travelling far and wide to all manner of places but also...

A Midlands Odyssey

by Polly Stoker Nine Arches Press (August 26, 2015)

In A Midlands Odyssey ten writers take the stories of Homer’s Odyssey and transplant them to the English Midlands. With a range of settings – from smart canalside apartments to latenight launderettes –...

The Apple Anthology

by Yvonne Reddick Nine Arches Press (December 08, 2014)

The Apple Anthology is a rich harvest of new, recent and ancient poetry, prose and visual art from a global array of writers, artists and scientists. The Anthology tells the story of how apples migrated from...

The Terrors

by Tom Chivers Nine Arches Press (April 28, 2014)

The Terrors is a sequence of imagined emails; poetic missives from the start of the 21st century to inmates at London's notorious Newgate Prison. Mimicking the tone of its primary source, The Newgate Calendar,...

Planet Shaped Horse

by Luke Kennard Nine Arches Press (October 18, 2013)

Luke Kennard’s Planet Shaped Horse is an unhinged blackcomedy poemplay from one of contemporary poetry’s most unique voices. When the (anti)hero of the piece is enduring a somewhat ‘enforced’ stay at...