Our Readers’ notes on the 2019 Shortlist 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.

Anthony Anaxagorou – After the Formalities (Penned in the Margins)
Fiona Benson – Vertigo & Ghost (Cape Poetry)
Jay Bernard – Surge (Chatto & Windus)
Paul Farley – The Mizzy (Picador)
Ilya Kaminsky – Deaf Republic (Faber & Faber)
Sharon Olds – Arias (Cape Poetry)
Vidyan Ravinthiran – The Million-Petalled Flower of Being Here (Bloodaxe)
Deryn Rees-Jones – Erato (Seren)
Roger Robinson – A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press)
Karen Solie – The Caiplie Caves (Picador)

All ten sets of Readers’ Notes in one place!