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Opening a Different Window

by Peter Sansom, Mary Madden & Richard Morley Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Opening a Different Window: A Poetry and Illness Anthology is a collection of poetry written by people with experience of chronic illness. Inspiring, challenging and sometimes funny this anthology can’t fail...


by Andrew Forster Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

The poems in Andrew Forster’s third collection continue his explorations of what it means to make a home: from Cumbria, where he now lives, to South Yorkshire where he grew up, this book is firmly rooted...

Heimlich's Manoeuvre

by Paula Cunningham Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Shortlisted for the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. This first full collection sees Paula Cunningham reflecting on her upbringing in Northern Ireland, while casting a clear eye on family history...


by Allison McVety Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Allison McVety’s first collection, The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (Smith/Doorstop, 2007), was the overall winner of the 2006 Book & Pamphlet Competition, and was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection...

Self-Portrait with the Happiness

by David Tait Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Part selfportrait, part love affair, the poems in SelfPortrait with The Happiness are obsessed with moments elsewhere. Rural England contends with immense Chinese cities via Thailand and Japan. The effect is...

Out Of Silence

by John Harvey Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Best known as a writer of crime fiction – notably the 12 volume Charlie Resnick series – and as the mainstay, for two decades, of Slow Dancer Press, John Harvey’s own poetry has perhaps stayed too long...

Weighing the Present

by Michael Laskey Smith Doorstop (February 22, 2015)

Weighing the Present includes poems about family and wider society, often through brilliantly evoked particular details and specific scenes from ‘everyday life’. Short linked poems, which amount almost to...

Rotten in Denmark

by Jim Pollard Smith Doorstop (February 17, 2015)

If you know there was more to the seventies than boogie nights and flares but can't quite remember what, then this is the book to fill in the gaps. Jim Pollard's first novel reads like a thriller, it has pace,...

Allison McVety: Selected Poems

by Allison McVety Smith Doorstop (February 15, 2015)

Allison McVety’s first collection, The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (Smith/Doorstop, 2007), was the overall winner of the 2006 Book & Pamphlet Competition, and was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection...

Michael Schmidt: Selected Poems

by Michael Schmidt Smith Doorstop (December 17, 2014)

The Selected Poem ebooks are a new 'digitalonly' series drawn from the works of smith|doorstop poets published during the last 26 years. Michael Schmidt was born in Mexico in 1947. He studied at Harvard and...

Mike Barlow: Selected Poems

by Mike Barlow Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

Charmed Lives: charmed as in surviving, as in getting away with it, as in possessed, as in fortunate. The lives and moments in these poems are about being vulnerable, getting by and sometimes being at one with...

Jonathan Davidson: Selected Poems

by Jonathan Davidson Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

Jonathan Davidson has a loving, observant and wry regard for the frailties of the human condition. He makes fresh something we thought we knew; writing of the everyday the way Vermeer might be said to paint...

Cliff Yates: Selected Poems

by Cliff Yates Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

Poets like Cliff Yates only come along every so often, like eclipses or rare migrating birds, and, like an eclipse or a rare migrating bird, Cliff Yates should be gazed at, parked near, and written about. People...

Stanley Cook: Selected Poems

by Stanley Cook Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

Stanley Cook (19221991) was much admired in his lifetime but never achieved the popular audience and critical reputation his work deserved. Cook went his own way, sanguine about the fashions of the poetry establishment,...

Catherine Smith: Selected Poems

by Catherine Smith Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

Catherine Smith’s first acclaimed collection The Butcher’s Hands was a disturbing and exciting book. Lip moves on from its grotesqueries and grand guignol to a fierce, often frantic eroticism, seen, as in...

Yvonne Green: Selected Poems and Translations

by Yvonne Green Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

I like the way good food and diction go together so clearly. Geographically [these poems] excel, and in so many other directions too. The poems are different to what one normally gets in English, the issues...

If We Could Speak Like Wolves

by Kim Moore Smith Doorstop (November 12, 2014)

If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy, and was selected as one of the Independent's Books of the Year in 2012.

Voting for Spring

by Paul Mills Smith Doorstop (June 20, 2013)

Central to the title poem of Voting for Spring is the long human struggle for survival against ice and cold. The poem makes contact with our present climate crisis, as well as suggesting a dimension which...

Dear Mr Asquith

by Nina Boyd Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

Overall winner of the 2009 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Andrew Motion.

A Good Time

by Gerard Benson Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

Gerard Benson was born in London and lives in Bradford, where he is the city’s poet laureate. A Good Time is his fourth collection for grownups.

At the Races

by Michael McCarthy Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

Michael McCarthy grew up on a farm in West Cork, Ireland. His first poetry collection Birds’ Nests and Other Poems won the Patrick Kavanagh Award. His children’s books have been translated into seventeen...

Single Skin

by Steve Dearden Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

Steve Dearden's stories are populated by real people with real jobs and real desires and fears; and in the rhythms of the dialogue and the scaffolding of the terse descriptions, we find loneliness, and majesty,...


by River Wolton Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

River Wolton grew up in London and lived in Sheffield for twenty years before moving to Derbyshire. She is a freelance writer and facilitator, and was Derbyshire Poet Laureate 2007–9. This is her first fulllength...

Miming Happiness

by Allison McVety Smith Doorstop (March 04, 2013)

"Allison McVety’s follow up to 2007’s The Night Trotsky Came to Stay is a paean to the everyday." Poetry Book Society