Join us and share your passion for reading! Boy In Various Poses by Lewis Buxton has been revealed as our new book.

Every two months we meet in person and virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to discover exciting new reads. We’ll always choose books that are easy to purchase in hard copy online or in e-book format.

NCW Book Club: Boy in Various Poses

We are reading Boy In Various Poses by Lewis Buxton (published by Nine Arches) during February and March 2022. This tender collection of poems looks at the many different sides of boyhood – its vulnerability and bravado, emotion and humour. 

All of the awkward, vulnerable truths and joys of boyhood.’

‘Corporeal, surreal, and shocking, these poems are also beautifully tender – and Buxton’s precise, imagistic use of language often has the poems singing from the page. A bold and moving debut.’ – Hannah Lowe

‘What a tender, surprising collection this is. All of the awkward, vulnerable truths and joys of boyhood – of bodies and balls and fathers – are here, bloodlet and coursing through these poems.’ – Ross Raisin  

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Book Club:

Join our online community

We’ve launched a new community space on Discord to help readers and writers connect in these unusual times. Book Club members were the first to be invited, so come and join the discussion! Find out more >>

Take part in a virtual or in-person book club discussion session

If you’re looking for something a little more interactive, you can join us in-person in the grounds of the beautiful Dragon Hall or online via Zoom for a book club discussion! Just sign-up for free and we will send you instructions ahead of time. Spaces are limited so we recommend booking your place in advance. 

Online book club discussion session, Friday 25 March, 6pm GMT, Zoom →

In person book club discussion session, Wednesday 30 March, 6pm BST, Dragon Hall → 

Where can I buy the book?

Place an order with The Book Hive. Mention the NCW Book Club and you can purchase Boy In Various Poses with a 20% discount.

Boy In Various Poses is also available as a Kindle e-book.