Red Devon

"In Red Devon, Hilary Menos confirms her reputation as one of the strongest emerging voices in British poetry. All the qualities of her previous work are evident in these new poems – notably her wit and formal dexterity – but this book takes them further. These are local poems in the best sense, rooted in a particular ground and community, but the poems of Red Devon deserve – and will find – a much wider readership." — Michael Symmons Roberts

"These rural poems of irresistably coarse vitality comprise a collection that is dark, taut, crafty and entirely compelling ... heralding an unmistakeable voice in contemporary poetry."  — New Welsh Review

"A finely observant poet." — Stride Magazine


"... crackles with formal skill, with extraordinary, vibrant language ... and with great style." — Carol Ann Duffy

"She has the rare ability to uncover the wide range of implications of the world we live in, be they emotional, spiritual or literary. Here is a new poet with a full locker of accomplishments. She is sure to make an immediate impact." — John Stammers

Winner of the Forward Poetry Prize Best First Collection 2010.

Wheelbarrow Farm

"For Hilary Menos, farming life is a natural seam. The poems flow like wealth from an unstoppable source: brutal, beautiful, brilliant." — Helena Nelson

Wheelbarrow Farm was one of four winning submissions in the 2010 Templar Pamphlet & Collection Awards.

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Extra Maths

'Elegant, witty, poignant, polished. This is poetry that makes me gasp.' — John Latham

'She observes her personal life and transmutes it into poetry with skill and purpose.' —  Gerard Benson

Extra Maths was a first stage winner of the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition 2004.