This week we’re launching our Readers’ notes to help individual readers and poetry reading groups read their way through the shortlist, with poems, discussion ideas, background on the poets, reviews of their books and suggestions for other poets you might enjoy.

Ailbhe Darcy – Insistence (Bloodaxe)
Terrance Hayes – American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins (Penguin)
Zaffar Kunial – Us (Faber & Faber)
Nick Laird – Feel Free (Faber & Faber)
Fiona Moore – The Distal Point (HappenStance)
Sean O’Brien – Europa (Picador)
Phoebe Power – Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet)
Richard Scott – Soho (Faber & Faber)
Tracy K Smith – Wade in the Water (Penguin)
Hannah Sullivan – Three Poems (Faber & Faber)

All ten sets of Readers’ Notes in one place!