Tuesday 16 November 2021

Christmas Together - Twelve Poems for Those We Love @poetrycandle #PoetryPamphlets #Win #Competition #Giveaway #Prize #ChristmasTogether #CandlestickPress


Christmas together… It sounds almost ordinary but it’s something we’ve come to appreciate all over again in recent times. These delightful poems celebrate shared moments – from the mayhem of a kitchen full of steam and chaos to carols sung around the fire after dark.

And of course “together” means more than merely being in the same house at the same time.  The anthology also touches on the ways in which memory can unite us with departed loved ones and celebrates those special moments which restore recognition and joy when memory falls short:

“Eyes close, candlelight strokes her face

and oh the Christmas tree, the sparkle of it

then awake, searching, as if she could find

her way home in the depth of her family’s eyes.”

from ‘Born This Happy Morning’ by Christina Buckton

Poems by Bill Adair, Kate Bass, Christina Buckton, Jeanette Burton, Tony Curtis, UA Fanthorpe, Robert Hamberger, Nathalie Handal, Corinna Keefe, Lorraine Mariner, WS Merwin and Maureen Richardson.

Cover illustration by Hilke MacIntyre.

Candlestick Press are a small publishing company based in Nottingham who produce wonderful, beautiful 'Instead of a Card' poetry pamphlets. 

The 'Instead of a Card' poetry pamphlets make perfect presents - unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message. They are interesting, enjoyable to read and make an excellent introduction to the work of contemporary and historical poets.

The fabulous people at Candlestick Press have given me a copy of their wonderful 'Christmas Together' collection, and I'm offering it here as a giveaway today. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in this blog post. UK Entries only please.


Candlestick Press' pamphlets have enjoyed huge success with readers and in the press. Their rule of
thumb in choosing poems is that if they speak to them, chances are they will speak to others too.

Many of the poems are by British poets, but they have also included fantastic work by Irish, Australian and American poets. 

The pamphlets are printed on environmentally FSC accredited material and feel and look highly attractive. Candlestick Press want reading poetry to be a beautiful experience.

Visit their website here to check out their forthcoming titles. 

One copy of Christmas Together poetry pamphlet from Candlestick Press

Candlestick Press


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