Winner of the Poetry Award and the Costa Book of the Year
Helen Dunmore’s final collection of poetry includes translations and pieces that range from hilarious to heartbreaking. She knew that she was terminally ill but continued to write as ‘I feel like myself when I’m doing it’. This edition includes her very last poem, ‘Hold out your arms’, added after her death last July. Described by the judges as a modern classic, this is the work of an already much-missed poet.