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World Poetry Day

Welcome to Book Depoetry!

To celebrate World Poetry Day, we are bringing you Book Depoetry!

All week long, we’ll be hosting a number of special guest poets on our social channels who’ll be bringing you daily activities, insightful recommendations, expert tips and lots more!

Whether you consider yourself a poetry lover or are yet to get into it, our aim is to challenge your preconceptions about poetry and invite you to discover different worlds and forms - and have a go at it yourself!

We look forward to seeing you there! Follow us on:

Instagram (for behind the scenes footage and fun activities)
TikTok (for pro tips and duet opportunities)
Facebook (for book recommendation and inspiring quotes)
Twitter (for Q&A takeovers and Twitter’s longest community poem)


#BookDepoetry Wordsearch Competition

We’re giving 1 lucky winner £50 in Book Depository vouchers!

All you need to do is create your own rhyming couplet using the first word you see in our Wordsearch post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A special guest judge will be providing feedback and selecting the winner.

Stay tuned for the announcement on our social channels on Wednesday 31st!

Full T&Cs here

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Book titles inspired by Poetry

Poetry books open up our experiences of the world like no other literature. Prepare to be comforted and challenged, moved to joy and moved to tears by poetry books and anthologies from acclaimed poets writing around the world. Explore the latest works in Book Depository’s collection of new and recently published poetry books, or revisit classics old and new with our bestsellers.

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Read poetry from around the world

Poetry books are windows into lives and experiences across place and time. Discover the masterpieces of poets who live and write around the world, each bringing a unique perspective to their work. Wherever you’re reading poetry, order your next book from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Discover new poets

Poetry is a living, breathing discipline carried forward by active modern poets whose work is breaking new ground with every release. Amanda Gorman was named the first American Young Poet Laureate, while young poets like Yung Pueblo and Rupi Kaur have published recent bestsellers that are capturing the imaginations of readers around the world.

Revisit old favourites

As much as there is to celebrate in the success of new poetry books, nothing can diminish the enduring value of classic poetry that has stayed with us for decades, centuries, or even millennia. Journey to the 20th century in the work of poets like Sylvia Plath and Maya Angelou, turn back the clock further to writers like Edgar Allen Poe and John Keats, or step into the mythological worlds of classical poets like Homer and Virgil.