Powerful poetry: 7 must read contemporary poetry books

Poetry comes in all different shapes and sizes. From flowery language mixed with rhyme and rhythm, to plain speaking pages that confess something profound (and everything in between). Discover your favourite kind of poetry with these varied recommendations to get you started.

Events during Libraries Week

7 - 13 October 2019 Events at Winchester Discovery Centre Vesper Sky concert of poetry and songs - Stewart & Carol Henderson and Yvonne Lyon Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 in advance/ £12 on the night. Vesper Sky is a stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, written and performed by poet, broadcaster… Continue reading Events during Libraries Week

The Golden gate by Vikram Seth

About the book Written in verse, this was Vikram Seth's first novel. Set in the 1980s, in the affluence and sunshine of California's silicon valley, it is the story of twenty-somethings looking for love, pleasure and the meaning of life. Reviewed by Boaters Book Club With apologies to Vikram Seth Four of us sat with… Continue reading The Golden gate by Vikram Seth