Laureate’s Choice Special Offer


We are offering our four Laureate’s Choice 2015 pamphlets at the discount price of £20 if bought together!


David Borrott’s Porthole

David was born and grew up in Ilford, Essex. He has had numerous jobs (the best was fruit- picking) and travelled widely. He now lives in Lancashire with his partner and their three sons. He has an MA in Poetry from Manchester Metropolitan University. His poetry has been anthologised in Watermark by Flax Books and in CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets.

This is a varied but coherent collection, tender, imaginative and clear-eyed.
– Carol Ann Duffy

Nichola Deane’s Trieste

Nichola Deane was born in Bolton in 1973. She was educated at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester. In 2012, her first pamphlet My Moriarty won the Flarestack Poetry Pamphlet Prize, and was later selected as PBS Pamphlet Choice. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Poetry London,Magma, Archipelago, Oxford PoetryThe Moth, The SHOp,and The RialtoYesterday’s Child was Highly Commended in the 2014 Forward Prize.

A poet both sophisticated and lyrically charged who deploys imagery that is both precise and
– Carol Ann Duffy

Rachel McCarthy’s Element

Element is Rachel’s first pamphlet. Her poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio and Sky TV – the latter as a commission for Anthony Gormley’s ‘Fourth Plinth’ project – and some appeared in their early form in print, most notably in Shearsman Magazine 84/85.

Here are bold poems in a collection that is much more than the sum of its mesmerising parts.
– Carol Ann Duffy

Wayne Price’s Fossil Record

Wayne was born in south Wales but has lived and worked in Scotland since 1987. His short stories and poems have been widely published and won many awards. His debut story collection, Furnace (Freight, 2012), was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award. His first novel, Mercy Seat, was published in February. He was a finalist in the Manchester Poetry Competition in both 2013 and 2014. He teaches at the University of Aberdeen.

A remarkable new poet who is intelligent, insightful, imaginative and utterly assured.
– Carol Ann Duffy