A major event, the publication of Peter Riley's collected poems in two volumes covers his work from the 1960s to today. Volume 2 covers the period from the late 1990s to 2015, covering books such as Excavations, Alstonefield, Two Setts and Coda, The Glacial Stairway, Greek Passages and Due North. Like its companion volume, it also contains a large number of uncollected poems.
This 2-volume collection includes all the poetry up to 2017 which he wishes to see preserved, and some which he does not. Something like a tenth of its contents has never been published previously.