Many of these books are available from the Wivenhoe Bookshop:
23 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9BE.   Tel. 01206 824050 and email


Our second collection of poems from the Anti-Covid-19 New Poems Initiative, Caged Blossoms edited by Peter Kennedy, is now published (June 2021) by Watermelon Press.  It is available from The Wivenhoe Bookshop by direct sale or online, and from Peter at


Songs for a Daughter, the debut collection of Peter Ualrig Kennedy, is published (May 2021) by Dempsey & Windle.  It is available from The Wivenhoe Bookshop by direct sale or online, and from  (see also the Reviews page and the Events page)


Colin Pink‘s new collection Typicity is published (April 2021) by Dempsey & Windle.  For details see:  Colin Pink – D & W PUBLISHING – BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND POEMS (


The Tales Told by Birds – Poems in Lockdown                                                               Editor: Peter Kennedy
Watermelon Press 2020: £8.00 

available from the Wivenhoe Bookshop.


Tim Cunningham‘s new collection Passports has just been published (Revival Press). It is brilliant throughout.


thirty-one small acts of love and resistance:
Steve Pottinger’s most recent collection –
this is available from Ignite Books, for £9.75 inc p&p:


Wild Persistence: by Katrina Naomi
published by Seren 2020.  £9.99


Skookum Jim and The Klondike Gold Rush: by Chrys Salt
or from (£10.00 p&p included.)


Roger Caldwell‘s new collection Smoking Opium in Moscow is published by Shoestring Press.


Poetry of the Holocaust
Edited and translated by Jean Boase-Beier and Marian de Vooght
…………………………Arc Publications 2019: £12.99
available from the Wivenhoe Bookshop


Philip Terry has edited The Penguin Book of Oulipo (Penguin Classics). Enthusiastically reviewed in The Guardian 21 December 2019


Wivenhoe indie publisher Dunlin Press have launched Port, their latest anthology of poetry and prose. (Dunlin Press: MW Bewick and Ella Johnston).


Ornith-ology: the poetry of birds
Our collection of poems about birds. Anthology editor Tim Cunningham selected 30 poems for this publication. Ornith-ology
The anthology has illustrations by local wildlife artist Richard Allen; by Charlotte Bernays and Janie Grote, local Wivenhoe artists, and Sheena Clover and Karen Dennison, artists and poets, both of whom have poems in the anthology.

We celebrate the work of local poets.  Mosaic, the Poetry Society Stanza group which meets in Colchester, is our associate in this latest publishing initiative.

Pam Job
Ornith-ology: the poetry of birds. Poetrywivenhoe in association with Mosaic Stanza 2016. £7.00



Edited by Peter Kennedy and designed by John Wallett, with cover and endpaper by Barbara Peirson.

42 poems by a stellar cast of headlining poets at Poetrywivenhoe – poets with national reputations who have donated their poems for this good cause (the Cancer Centre Campaign).

Published by Wivenbooks at £10.00 (all profit going to the Cancer Centre Campaign at Colchester Hospitals Charity.
Days begin


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Edited by Joan Norlev Taylor, Pam Job, Peter Kennedy and Petra McQueen, with cover design by Catherine Dodds, featuring Helen Lee‘s powerful painting of Wivenhoe’s skyline.

Published by Wivenbooks at £7.99.


publisher: wivenbooks £7.99

Featuring poems by: Fleur Adcock, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Roger Caldwell, David Charleston, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Keith Currie, Ian Duhig, Antony Dunn, Mike Harwood, Tobias Hill, Angela Livingstone, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams, Katrina Naomi, Mario Petrucci, Clare Pollard, Katrina Porteous, Anne Ryland, Penelope Shuttle, Pauline Stainer, Philip Terry, Robert Vas Dias, Christine Webb, James Knox Whittet.

edited by Joan Norlev Taylor, Adrian May and Pam Job.
published by wivenbooks, 2011 ~ ISBN 978-0-9557313-8-9 ~ £7.99


“Ballads of Bohemian Essex” by Adrian May, published by wivenbooks £9.00, available from address above.


poetrywivenhoe 2008
publisher: wivenbooks £7.99
ISBN 978-0-9557313-2-7


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Bryan Thomas has a new collection out: Below the Shining (Double Decker Books 2015)

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The Second Light anthology Fanfare features Judith Wolton’s poem Gannet and Pam Job’s poem On the piercing silence of women.

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New pamphlet Blueshift: designed and edited by Wivenhoe poet and artist Karen Dennison, it showcases the work of 14 poets and artists in the form of a sequential chain of responses where poets respond to art and artists respond to poetry. The collection takes its name from Pam Job’s poem, Blueshift.

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Pam Job has put together a first collection of poems in her pamphlet now the dancing is done.