Chatto Poets: Liz Berry, Sarah Howe and Helen Mort

Three of the best new poets in years were reading in the Bookshop. Helen Mort’s Division Street (Chatto) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize (almost unheard of for a debut collection) and the Costa Prize; Liz Berry’s Black Country (Chatto) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection; and Sarah Howe’s just-released Loop of Jade (Chatto) is shortlisted for the same award. United by a strong sense of place, any one of them on their own would be worth turning out for – on a rare triple-bill, presenting an evening of poetry and conversation, they’re unmissable.

Sarah Howe is returning to the shop on 26 May to launch new poetry magazine, 'Prac Crit'.