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Poems As Friends
The Poetry Exchange 10th Anniversary Anthology

We are utterly delighted to announce our first anthology, Poems As Friends, celebrating The Poetry Exchange's 10th Anniversary.

In this celebratory book, Fiona Bennett and Michael Shaeffer draw on ten years of archival material to bring together a collection of poems chosen by readers that know them as friends, presented alongside their personal stories of connection. Featuring Brian Cox on John Clare, Andrew Scott on George Herbert, Krista Tippett on Christian Wiman and over 50 more, in this gathering of poems you can reacquaint yourself with old friends, perhaps make some new ones, and enjoy the companionship poetry can offer us.

Poems As Friends: The Poetry Exchange 10th Anniversary Anthology was published on the 9th May 2024 by Quercus Editions and is now available at bookshops around the UK and online.

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"Compiling this anthology has been the most enriching, heart-warming creative project. We are thrilled to be bringing this book into the world with Quercus and to be sharing poems as friends with readers far and wide."

- Fiona Bennett & Michael Shaeffer

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