The Zoo of the New by Edited by Nick Laird and Don Patterson (Blackwelloxford, 2018)
Two of the best contemporary poets have compiled an outstanding anthology of poems, listed in alphabetical order by title. Its eclectic range covers the world of poetry, with the one proviso that all living poets had to be over 60. You’ll reconnect with the famous (Sappho, Burns, Browning, Plath) and meet the new, including poets in translation such as Nobel Laureate Zymborska. A leading critic said this collection ‘captures poetry’s visceral thrill’ – a must for all poetry lovers.