For The Love Of Poetry: Faber Poetry

Faber is one of the world’s great independent publishing houses. Since it were founded in 1929, poetry has been at the heart of their publishing, with T. S. Eliot as their first Poetry Editor.

W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Paul Muldoon, Simon Armitage, Don Paterson, Natalie Diaz, Mary Jean Chan and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe: in every generation, Faber has sought to find the very best writers and is proud to publish the foremost voices in poetry.

Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Deaf Republic opens in a time of political unrest in an occupied territory. It is uncertain where we are or when, in what country or during what conflict, but we come to recognise that these events are also happening here, right now. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz

Postcolonial Love Poem is a thunderous river of a book, an anthem of desire against erasure. It demands that every body carried in its pages - bodies of language, land, suffering brothers, enemies and lovers - be touched and held. In claiming this autonomy of desire, language is pushed to its dark edges, the astonishing dune fields and forests where pleasure and love are both grief and joy, violence and sensuality.

Auguries Of A Minor God by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe's spellbinding debut collection explores love and the wounds it makes. Its first half is composed of five sections, corresponding to the five arrows of Kama, the Hindu God of Love, Desire and Memory. With an extraordinary structure, yoking abecedarian and Fibonacci sequences, it is a skilful and intimate account of migration and exile, of home and belonging.

Flèche by Mary Jean Chan

Central to the collection is the figure of the poet’s mother, whose fragmented memories of political turmoil in twentieth-century China are sensitively threaded through the book in an eight-part poetic sequence, combined with recollections from Chan’s childhood. As complex themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and cultural history emerge, so too does a richly imagined personal, maternal and national biography. The result is a series of poems that feel urgent and true, dazzling and devastating by turns.

British Museum by Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary English poetry. With compassion and charisma, Nagra explores the impact of the first wave of mass migration to our shores, the Arab Spring, the allure of extremism along with a series of personal poems about the pressures of growing up in a traditional community. British Museum is a book that asks profound questions of our ethics and responsibilities at a time of great challenge to our sense of national identity.