Very Selected Collection
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Very Selected Collection

Price: £20

Our Very Selected collection brings together the best work from our most critically acclaimed poets.

In this year's collection, you can discover, or even re-discover, the quintessential poetry of three celebrated writers: Mimi Khalvati, Michael Laskey and Michael Schmidt.

These three pamphlets are presented with smith|doorstop's signature classic style, and are wrapped in a beautiful sleeve. Pamphlets are available individually or as a set of three.



Smith/doorstop's handsomely-produced Very Selected collection makes a novel and stimulating introduction to some of the best of current poetry. The three poets represented in this diverting and poignant collection are a celebration of the minutely observed, the sensual, the elegiac and the numinous. A brave and ambitious combination, it is to be hoped that increasing popularity will reward the publisher's perspicacity in making them seem indivisible. – Steve Whitaker, Literary Correspondant, The Yorkshire Times

Read the full review here.


“The marvel of these poems is in their pure lyric flow – like shining a torch around a dark room. Each poem is wonderfully adroit, capturing, often with child-like relish, the touch of the world.”

– Maitreyabandhu, POEM on Mimi Khalvati


‘Originality of thought and quality of execution’

– Robert Potts, The Guardian on Michael Laskey

‘Vibrant, radiant... steeped in modernist tradition (Yeats and Eliot) and questingly new... a passionate discourse that is at once earthy and numinous’ – John Ashbery on Michael Schmidt

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