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  • Unredeemed Adventures - Newsletter One

    18 December 2021 Here is 14 poetry things to do today! See these events and more featured on the Poetry News page. ​ 1) (From Eventbrite email) ​ Online Open Mic! by Sidewalk Beirut ​ Every Sunday we gather on Zoom to share all forms of self-expression. You sign up when you log in by mentioning it to the host. Each performer has 5-7 minutes. We welcome all forms of art and all languages. The Zoom room opens at 8:15 PM (currently GMT+2 = Lebanon time) for sign-ups, and we kickoff the night around 8:30 PM. Sunday 19 December 6:30 PM GMT ​ Sidewalk Beirut went online early 2020 due to the pandemic and since then has had attendees from all over the world. The Sidewalk online community has members from from the Netherlands, Denmark, Morocco, Switzerland, the UK, the US, Canada, Cyprus, Scotland, Pakistan and of course members from all over Lebanon. With every new event, we are meeting new poets and expanding. You are also more than welcomed to just attend and listen, there is never a pressure on anyone to perform and we value our listeners just as much as our performers. ​ Online Open Mic! Registration, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ ​ 2) (From Nine Pens website) ​ Virtual launch of Yasmin Djoudi's pamphlet 'Vocation' ​ Sun, December 19, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT Online Cost: Free Join us for the launch of Yasmin Djoudi pamphlet 'Vocation' with special guest readings.from Stuart McPherson, Hannah Copley and Jem Henderson. ​ Are you travelling alone? Vocation explores a world pushing itself to the limit in the single-minded pursuit of a calling. Aeroplanes and taxis shuttle us between unexpected destinations: by the side of an airborne conspiracy theorist; a city centre with a knack for psychosexual confrontation; or bearing witness to a tropical plant’s delusions of grandeur. The external drifting of the pamphlet’s speakers is set at odds with their unrelenting internal drive for something more. Against the backdrop of a planet shrinking through over-connection, Vocation follows our attempts to outrun the emptying sands of the hourglass in a race towards some ever-shifting personal goal. About The Poets: Yasmin Djoudi works across poetry and performance. She lives in London. She is new to all of this. Hannah Copley is a writer, editor and academic. She is the author of Speculum (Broken Sleep Books, October 21) and an editor at Stand magazine. Recent work has appeared in POETRY, The London Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Birmingham, Into the Void, Under the Radar and others. She won the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize and the 2018 York Literature Prize. Hannah is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster. ​ Stuart McPherson is a poet from Leicester in the United Kingdom. His debut pamphlet ‘Pale Mnemonic’ was published in April 2021 by Legitimate Snack. The pamphlet ‘Water Bearer’ will be published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. His work explores the relationship between the family, trauma, and fragile masculinity. ​ Jem Henderson is a queer poet from Leeds, UK with an MA in Creative Writing from York St. John University. They have been published in Civic Leicester's Black Lives Matter, Streetcake and recently won a Creative Future award for underrepresented writers. A book, Genderfux, including their work is due out in 2022 from Nine Pens. Their ramblings can be found on twitter @jem_face. ​ To book go to: Launch of 'Vocation' by Yasmin Djoudi - Nine Pens Press Tickets, Sun 19 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 3) (From The Poetry Society newsletter) COP26 and Poetry Ten young poets spoke out against climate injustice and called for natural and humane solutions to the climate crisis in a live event on 6 November at the recent climate change conference COP26, which you can watch here. ​ “Where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase | #COP26 - YouTube ​ ​ ​ ​ 4) (From Seren Books newsletter) ​ Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Seren Books 40th Anniversary ​ In this edition we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seren Books, the publisher from south Wales responsible for launching the careers of many poets and for putting out a series of memorable poetry collections including a few featured previously on Alt Stories. ​ In this podcast you can hear an interview with Seren’s outgoing poetry editor Amy Wack who leaves the press at the end of October 2021. She looks back at her time with Seren and the changes to the style and readership of poetry since she joined. ​ The presenter of this podcast is Nadia Wyn Abouayen and the readers from Alt Stories are Tiffany Clare and Chris Gregory. ​ See Seren Books 40th Anniversary ( ​ ​ 5) (From Modern Poetry in Translation email) Roman Women Poets We are delighted to present this new digital pamphlet, Romanian Women Poets, curated by Cătălina Stanislav with Sam Riviere, our two Writers in Residence for 2021. ​ This residency is generously supported by the European Cultural Foundation. ​ See ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS - Modern Poetry in Translation ​ ​​ ​ 6) (From The Guardian website) ​​ A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​ ​“There was a world once, but where did it go?” With the richer countries perhaps approaching at least the beginning of the end of the pandemic, it’s time to take stock. This affecting film combines the words of the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, with personal stories ranging from the uplifting to the tragic, to explore the deeply disturbing and utterly strange experience we have all recently undergone. An emotional roadmap of Covid-19 rather than a linear narrative, and all the better for it. Phil Harrison. ​ ​Now available at: BBC Two - A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​​ ​​ 7) (From Poem Analysis email) Latest Poem Analysis website: After Making Love We Hear Footsteps - Poem Analysis ​ The site is advert heavy, but it is free and offers interesting analysis of poems worth reading. ​ ​ ​ 8) (From Faber Website) ​ Faber Members Four Worlds poetry film featuring readings from Natalie Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. Lavinia Singer (Faber Editor, Poetry) introduces four vibrant and vital voices 2020 and 2021. Listen as the poets read from and contextualise their collections in this forty-minute film, created exclusively for Faber Members. ​ See Faber Members: Four Worlds Poetry Film | Faber ​ 9) (From PEN Transmissions website) ​ Noʻu Revilla, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), on the power of ecopoetry ​ "Dunya Mikhail argues: ‘Poetry is not medicine; it’s an X-ray’. During the spring semester, I tested Mikhail’s argument with 25 undergraduate students, who, faced with Covid-19 and the shift to online learning with its despairing isolation, decided to enroll in a creative writing course. During our unit on ecopoetry, we explored how poems can help us as individuals and writing communities to speak back to global crises like climate change.' " ​ See the resulting work at: EROSION, A6: Notes on the Waikīkī Blackout Poetry Project – PEN Transmissions ​ ​ ​ 10) (From The Guardian website) ​ Carol Rumens' Poem of the Week ​ A faultlessly consistent article in a national newspaper, and always available online, too. See Poem of the week: Pool by Rowan Williams | Poetry | The Guardian ​ ​ ​ ​ 11) (From Literary Hub email) ​ Abdulrazak Gurnah delivered his Nobel Prize lec ture in literature on 7 December 2021. See Abdulrazak Gurnah - Nobel Prize lecture 12) (From Poetry Birmingham tweet) ​ PBLJ 7 Has Set Sail 'The issue is now live on our website with more free content than ever for you to read. Do check out our website to find out more & order a copy for Christmas.' ​ Go to Poetry Birmingham ​ ​ 13) (From Ian McMillan Tweet) ​ The Christmas Dinner Verb ​ Ian McMillan's guests, John Hegley, Carol Ann Duffy, Kathryn Williams, and Jay Rayner join our virtual audience in a literary Christmas dinner - revelling in the poetry, prose and linguistic satisfaction of Christmas food, in lyrics, recipes and in poetry. ​ John Hegley gives us the taste of a French Christmas and of thick skinned roast potatoes, Kathryn Williams and Carol Ann Duffy present brand new Christmas songs from their new album 'Midnight Chorus', Jay Rayner gives us Yule commandments (including the advice that gravy solves everything, and more controversially 'don't serve Christmas pudding'). Ian McMillan channels the New York poet Frank O'Hara t o write a special Christmas poem (featuring tangerines and the mystic Julian of Norwich). As usual, Radio 3’s cabaret of the word is stuffed full of language play. Come and warm your hands at The Verb’s fire – the words are sparkling! ​ See : BBC Radio 3 - The Verb, The Christmas Dinner Verb ​ ​ 14) (From onehandclapping Tweet) ​ ONE HAND CLAPPING CHRISTMAS ISSUE Available Online ​ Features with David Harsent, Fran Lock, Toni Visconti, Billy Bragg and lots more poetry, make this worth a minute or two of anybody's time. ​ See CHRISTMAS ISSUE | onehandclapping (

  • I Moved My Mind

    Today's reading: The Rialto no.95, pp46-064. (The Rialto 95 Completed.) The title comes from Michael Mackmin's introduction and using it feels a little like being in a room with facing mirrors, as he says the expression was said by an elderly Tai Chi master, explaining a pile of defeated opponents. Mackmin uses the expression to describe his approach to Lockdown, and here am I using it to explain my approach to reading more poetry. The image reflects towards infinity in ever reducing amounts. Or should I be using a Russian doll analogy? Is someone going to take my use of the phrase to surround a nub of an idea they have, just as my idea was within Michael Mackmin's use and his within the elderly Tai Chi master's? Well given my readership reach, this is possibly the small one in the middle anyway, so let's leave that there. The Rialto is my favourite poetry magazine (I stress that I say this about all the magazines I subscribe to) because its format is to solely hand over to the poetry. It has no reviews or interviews, no articles or distractions, just 64 pages (excluding the cover, which football programmes do not exclude) of poem after poem. What I love even more is the amount of space given to each poem. Large A4 pages of beautiful, high quality white paper with a single poem on it. Well there is a little doubling up if the poems are very short, but always there is plenty of SPACE for the poem to express itself. Jim McElroy's poem, 'Coal Hole' for instance has all 36 lines in one place, no turning of pages, so that the ending, 'The night's clock ticks time on the mantle', is able to not only allude to the passing of time, both before and after the poem, but can do this with the emphasis that there is no more to come from the poet, it must all happen in your own mind. I chose to read this magazine next because I am struggling to find time for poetry reading right now as I aim to give the website a more meaningful appearance. The website ( is only 6 weeks old from conception to this moment now after all. I fear I have created my own in-built non-poetry reading distraction, without realising that was what my mind all along! Double that for poetry writing. Nothing has been written since the day the site and the blog began. Hopefully 'it will all come out in the wash', as my patients used to say to me. (I wonder if I ever said anything helpful to them?) So, The Rialto is the perfect magazine for getting you right back in there. No toes dangling over the edge, one tiny run up and in you plunge. It's my preferred approach to swimming pools; it is my preferred approach to poetry reading. There is only the barest description of the poets in their biographies, but I can see that they all have much more in print than me, and are immensely better qualified to be in print with their poetry, yet I read this magazine feeling this is a level I could aspire to, so in that sense it is very encouraging. Me on a very good day maybe, and that day may still be in the future yet! My favourite poem today was 'a ruru named Murray, who I've been trying to write about since January', by Paula Harris, which after all I have said is on two pages, but as the pages are facing, nothing is lost. The tale concerns a ruru, which we are told in the poem is a morepork, though I still had to Google this word to find out a morepork is a Tasmanian spotted owl, and in the pictures looks essentially like what you would call 'an owl'. The poem is written over 12 verses, is playful, has a comedic use of idea repetition, and follows the ruru from its discovery abandoned as a baby in a bush to its letting loose by Kirsty's brother and, like the poem 'Cole Hole' I mention above, ends with an ending that alludes to a future time wondering where the ruru is now. Along the way the poem plays with ideas, that orbit around finding the baby bird, naming it (Murray), feeding it, looking after it, discovering more about it, and finally deciding that Murray is an Egyptian god, that needs setting free. "4. it fascinates me that ruru were named after the sound of their call but in English we called them morepork and claimed this was the sound of their call the sounds ruru and morepork don't sound anything alike is the bird talking to us in two different languages?" Just like poetry, I thought. We humans bring ourselves to a poem and interpret it in our own sound. I read this poem at pretty much face value, of a significant moment in time. It's a story, with a beginning middle and end, and the memory of Murray, who made its own impact in the life of the poem's protagonist (and obviously we always think this is the poet themselves). Now that the bird is gone, the poem tries to hold on to the special place Murray had. Murray lives on for ever within the poem, or at least the memory of Murray does, even if we do not in fact know what ever happened to the bird itself. Listen I have run out of time. I spent so much time scouring the biographies looking for leads to links I could use on the webpage, that this abrupt end can be a tribute to that time lost to poetry writing itself. Let it be a reminder to me that the poetry must always come first and the blog and website second. This is early days, future strategies must be put in place to protect the original hope, to get better at writing poetry. If you have any thoughts on this do please write them to me, I am always open to listening to others ideas, and it's no fun writing in isolation. see The Rialto - the poetry magazine to read and kia ora Paula, see: Soundtrack : 'I Dope Fiend' cassette. See Thee Objects on Music | Thee Objects (

  • Understanding Drained From His Skull

    A review of today's reading 'Memorial. An Excavation of the Iliad' by Alice Oswald pp 57-84 (end). Faber and Faber, 2011. I am in the process of re-reading my Poetry Review magazines from 2009 onwards, this book was reviewed and I remembered I had a copy (sorry Alice) bought from a cheap new-book shop in Ilkley, so it seemed a good time to finally read it. I am very pleased I did. The book reads a little like a Michael Bay film, cutting out all the boring bits and getting straight to the point. All the bangs and crashes, blood, guts and gore. Blood everywhere, and often no dull backstory. I remember the old war films I watched with my Dad, 'Tora, Tora, Tora', 'The Longest Day', 'The Dam Busters', where you have to sit through all the tedious build up before you finally get the action. Well this is book cuts out all the boring bits (I am joking) of The Iliad and just concentrates on the bits where people get killed. It is stark reading. The book opens exactly as a war memorial. Like standing in Ypres looking at the chiselled role call of the dead. Seven and half pages of names, some unreadable. (I believe I skipped this bit.) Then the book starts with a breakdown of how each person dies, when this isn't clear, there is just the name. It is very powerful. This said, presumably when The Iliad does give a method of death Oswald reports it. The scenarios have a sense of being a mini-parable, the very blood curdling, gruesome kind, that Jesus tended to avoid. These tales often get repeated word for word in a second verse that reemphasises the verse before. It's a great device for those of us with a wandering mind, if you drift, you get a second chance straight away. These tales often get repeated word for word in a second verse that reemphasises the verse before. It's a great device for those of us with a wandering mind, if you drift, you get a second chance straight away. It is very powerful. Memorial truly touches on the universality of war. Soldiers missing their wives back home. Father's missing their sons. People with previous reputation pointlessly killed. Mothers traumatised by their loss. 'Laothoë ... Never saw her son again he was washed away Now she can't look at the sea she can't think about The bits unburied being eaten by fishes...' Some men have extravagant details of their terrible demise, others just a a simple line. The short story emphasises the larger one. It is very powerful. 'EUPHORBAS died Leaving his silver hairclip on the battlefield' (...) 'And TROS begging for his life But his life was over' Then just as we get to the end before Hector is killed a motorbike is mentioned, though in my head, largely due to the Ancient Greek names, I had not thought of this as having been set in the present however modern the story of death in Wars can be. Hector despatched, the book ends on a series of epigraph-like poems, a whole page given over to a short verse, some just two lines long. These come as such a contrast to the book preceding it. They are a series of isolated metaphors, all commencing with the word 'Like...' 'Like leaves, who could write a history of leaves The wind blows their ghosts to the ground And the spring breathes new leaf in to the woods Thousands of names thousands of leaves When you remember them remember this Dead bodies are their linage Which matter no more than the leaves' It is very powerful. Not till writing this review did I notice the absence of punctuation, surprisingly this does not make the poem difficult to navigate in the slightest. Each line begins with a traditional poet's capital letter, and every name is spelt in capitals. Simple rules. Hence, the book has X-rated violence, but is a straight forward read. It shows war was as brutal in the days of the gods and heroes as it is today, and will for evermore be so. See Faber and Faber Also see Professor of Poetry | Faculty of English ( Soundtrack for writing the review: 'The German Ocean' by 'The German Ocean.

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  • Poetry Publishers | Bob and Poetry .com

    Poetry Publishers There are so many excellent presses and publishers at present. In an effort to measure how high their profile is I have written in blue (from 2021 only) the last time that the press had a listing in the Poetry Book Society (PBS) Bulletin, which is published quarterly. ​ This is supplemented by appearances in reviews of the poetry magazines that I subscribe to. ​ I have restricted the list to publishers of poetry in the English language, and languages from the U.K. and Ireland. A to Z ​ (UK followed by Outside the UK) UK 4Word Press PBS Winter 2021 The 87 Press ​ T he A3 Press ​ ​ Against the Grain Poetry Press PBS Spring 2022 Agenda Editions PBS Summer 2022 Allardyce, Barnett Publishers - Allardyce Book - AB ​ Anvil Press Poetry (Carcanet Imprint) ​ Arachne Press PBS Summer 2021 ​ Arc Publications PBS Summer 2022 ​ Awen Publications ​ ​ Bad Betty Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Barque Press ​ ​ Bennison Books The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Black Bough Poetry ​ ​ Black Eyes Publishing UK ​ ​ The Black Light Engine Room Press The High Window Summer 2021 Black Pear Press Acumen May 2021 Bloodaxe Books PBS Spring 2023 ​ Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) Tears In The Fence May 2021 Blue Diode Publishing PBS Sprinf 2023 Blueprint Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2021 Boatwhistle Books PBS Summer 2021 Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia) PBS Winter 2021 ​ ​Broken Sleep Books Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 PBS Summer 2022 ​ Burning Eye Books ( The North January 2022 ​ Cacafuego Press ​ Calder Valley Press The North January 2021 Canongate PBS Spring 2021 ​ Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape ​ Carcanet Press PBS Spring 2023 ​ CavanKerry Press Tears In The Fence May 2021 ​ CB editions (Central Books) PBS Winter 2021 ​ Cerasus Poetry The High Window Summer 2021 Cinnamon Press Acumen January 2022 ​ Chatto & Windus ( PBS Spring 2023 ​ Cheerio Publishing Clair Obscur Zine ​ ​ Clayhanger Press (North Staffordshire, U.K.) ​ The Clutag Press Contraband Books PBS Spring 2023 Corsair ( Little Brown Book Group) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Critical Documents Poetry London Autumn 2021 ​ Cultured Llama ​ Currock Press ​ ​ Dare-Gale Press PBS Summer 2022 Dempsey & Windle Publishing PBS Summer 2022 ​ Doire Press PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022 ​ Donut Press ​ ​ Dreich PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Elephant Press ​ ​ The Emma Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Enitharmon Editions ​ ​ Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) PBS Summer 2021 ​ Equipage Poetry London Autumn 2021 Exiled Writers Ink ​ Eyewear Publishing ( PBS Spring 2023 Faber and Faber PBS Summer 2022 ​ Face Press Poetry London Autumn 2021 Fair Acre Press PBS Winter 2021 Fevers of the Mind Press ​ Fish Publishing ​ ​ flipped eye publishing PBS Spring 2022 ​ Fly On The Wall Press PBS Summer 2022 Frosted Fire Press (Cheltenham Poetry Festival ) PBS Winter 2021 Fum d'Estampa Press (English translation of Catalan language poetry) Magma Poetry Summer 2021 FyfieldBooks (Carcanet Imprint) ​ The Gallery Press Poetry London Autumn 2021 Garlic Press (Mostly Suffolk based poets, U.K.) ​ Gatehouse Press ​ ​ Graft Poetry The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Granta Poetry PBS Spring 2023 ​ Green Bottle Press Magma Poetry Summer 2021 ​ Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 Grey Suit Editions UK (U.K. link) The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Guillemot Press PBS Spring 2022 ​ HappenStance Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ HVTN Press (aka Haverthorn Press) ​ ​ Hawthorn Press ​ ​ Hazel Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Head of Zeus PBS Spring 2021 Hedgehog Poetry Press PBS Spring 2021 ​ Hen Run - pamphlet imprint of Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 ​ Hercules Editions PBS Spring 2022 Hesterglock Press ​ The High Window Press Acumen May 2021 ​ The Hippocrates Press ​ ​ Hybrid Press ​ If a Leaf Falls Press ( Sam Riviere) ​ ​ IF P THEN Q ​ ​ Ignition Press PBS Winter 2021 ​ Ignota Books ​ Indigo Dreams Publishing Magma Poetry Winter 2021 ​ Infernal Editions - Pariah Press Tears In The Fence August 2021 ​ Ink Sweat and Tears Poetry Review Spring 2021 The Irish Pages Press Cló An Mhíl Bhuí PBS Summer 2022 ​ Jonathan Cape ( PBS Summer 2022 Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Leafe Press Tears In The Fence November 2021 Leamington Books PBS Spring 2021 ​ Legitimate Snack (Broken Sleep Books) Poetry London Autumn 2021 ​ The Letter Press Lifeboat Press (Northern Ireland) ​ ​ Lily Poetry Review Press ​ ​ Lintott Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ ​ Little Island Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ ​ Live Canon Poetry London Spring 2021 ​ Liverpool University Press The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 Longbarrow Press The North January 2022 ​ Luath Press (Edinburgh) ​ Magma Poetry PBS Summer 2021 ​ Makina Books PBS Spring 2021 ​ Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 PBS Autumn 2021 Maytree Press PBS Winter 2021 ​ Mica Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Moschatel Press ​ Mudfog Press The High Window Summer 2021 Naked Eye Publishing The North January 2021 Neon Books ​ ​ New River Press ​ ​ New Walk Editions The North January 2022 Nine Arches Press PBS Spring 2023 ​ Nine Pens PBS Winter 2021 ​ Obsessed With Pipework ​ Offa’s Press Acumen May 2021 ​ Original Plus chapbooks ​ ​ Offord Road Books The North January 2022 ​ orangeapplepress ​ ​ Out-Spoken Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Oystercatcher Press Tears In The Fence August 2021 Palewell Press ​ Pamenar Press (U.K., Canada, Iran) ​ Pan Macmillan PBS Spring 2022 ​ Paper Swans Press ​ Parthian Books (Wales) PBS Summer 2022 Partus Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Patrician Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Pavilion Poetry (Liverpool University Press) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Peepal Tree Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penguin Books PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penned In The Margins PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penteract Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Picador (Pan MacMillan) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France) ​ ​ Platypus Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ PlaySpace Publications ​ ​ (The Poetry Business - see Smith|Doorstop) Poetry Space ​ ​ Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) PBS Spring 2022 ​ Poets House Pamphlets acumen May 2021 ​ Prole Books ​ ​ Prototype Publishing PBS Spring 2022 ​ Rack Press Poetry PBS Summer 2021 ​ The Red Ceilings Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Red Squirrel Press PBS Spring 2022 ​ Repeater Books Tears In The Fence August 2021 The Rialto Poetry London Spring 2021 ​ Roncadora Press Callum Macdonald Memorial Award winner 2021 Sad Press Tears In The Fence July 2021 Salt Publishing The Poetry Review Summer 2021 ​ Sampson Low (Kingston University Creative Writing students) ​ ​ Saqi Books ​ Second Light Publications acumen May 2022 Selcouth Station Press ​ Seren Books PBS Spring 2023 ​ Shearsman Books PBS Spring 2023 ​ Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ Shoestring Press Acumen January 2021 ​ Sidekick Books ​ ​ Silhouette Press (Coventry) ​ Singing Apple Press ​ ​ Silver Press The Poetry Review Spring 2022 ​ Slub Press - no internet presence! Poetry London Autumn 2021 Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business ) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Smokestack Books PBS Spring 2022 ​ Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK) ​ Soulful Group ​ ​ SPAM Press ​ ​ SPM Publications (Sentinel Poetry Movement) ​ ​ Steel Incisors – visual poetry with teeth ​ Stewed Rhubarb Press PBS Spring 2023 Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ Summer Palace Press (The Poetry Book Society) (I could not find a direct link to the press. N. Ireland) PBS Winter 2021 ​ tall-lighthouse PBS Summer 2022 ​ Taproot Press Magma Poetry Spring 2021 Tapsalteerie Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ Templar Poetry ​ ​ Tilted Axis Press ​ ​ TLM Editions - The London Magazine Acumen January 2022 ​ Trickhouse Press ​ ​ Troika Books PBS Summer 2021 ​ Two Lines Press (U.S.) ​ Two Rivers Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press ​ ​ Valley Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Vane Women Press PBS Winter 2021 Veer Books ​ ​ Veer2 ​ Verve Poetry Press PBS Summer 2022 V Press Poetry PBS Spring 2022 ​ Waterloo Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Wayleave Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ The Waywiser Press (Based in the U.K. and U.S.) The Westbourne Press – Saqi Books ​ Wild Honey Press ​ ​ WiId Pressed Books ​ ​ Worple Press ​ ​ Write Bloody UK (U.K. base of US publisher) PBS Spring 2023 ​ Yale Books (Yale University Press) (UK, Europe and overseas) PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Yew Tree Press PBS Spring 2021 ​ The YourShelf Press ​ Zarf Poetry ​ Zeno Press ​ ​ ​ Outside the UK ​ (Whilst the site is rather young I accept this collection is rather haphazard and random! It is mostly based on publishers that are referenced in reviews by U.K. poetry magazines that I subscribe to.) Able Muse Press (U.S.) ​ Akashic Books (U.S.) ​ ​ Alfred A. Knopf - Knopf/Doubleday Publishing Group (Penguin Random House) (U.S.) The High Window Summer 2021 AngelHousePress (Canada) (Currently an online press only) Animal Heart Press (U.S.) ​ Anvil Press (Canada) ​ Argos Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2021 Arlen House (Republic of Ireland) ​ Arrowsmith Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Arroyo Seco Press (U.S.) Tears In The Fence June 2021 Bamboo Dart Press (U.S) T ears In The Fence July 2021 Banshee Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ ​ Beatnik Publishing (New Zealand) ​ Belladonna (U.S.) Bitter Oleander (U.S.) ​ Black Widow Press (U.S.) ​ Brick Books (Canada) ​ Buckrider Books ( Wolsak & Wynn) (Canada) The North January 2021 ​ CavanKerry Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Chax Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Cholla Needles (U.S.) Tears In The Fence June 2021 City Lights Publishers (U.S.) (Pocket Poet Series) Won a Lammy in 2021 Clare Songbirds Publishing House (U.S.) ​ Cold Hub Press (New Zealand) ​ ​ Copper Canyon Press (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 Curbstone Books (Northwestern University Press) (U.S.) ​ Dedalus Press (Republic of Ireland) The North 2022 / Poetry London Spring 2022 ​ Dhauli Books (Includes books in English, India) ​ Dos Madres (U.S.) Acumen May 2021 Driftwood Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Drunk Muse Press (Republic of Ireland ​ ​ Dusie Books (U.S.) ​ ​ Fish Publishing (Republic of Ireland) ​ ​ FSG (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) (Macmillan) (U.S.) Poetry Review Spring 202, Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 ​ Flood Editions (U.S.) ​ ​ Four Way Books (U.S.) Poetry Daily July 2021 The Gallery Press (Republic of Ireland) Acumen January 2021 Gazebo Books (Australia) ​ George Braziller (U.S.) ​ Ghost City Press (U.S.) ​ Graywolf Press (U.S.) Won multiple prizes including a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2021 ​ Isobar Press - English Writing from Japan ​ ​ Grey Suit Editions (The U.S. link) ​ The Last Books (English books based in Netherlands/Bulgaria) Tears In The Fence June 2021 Life Before Man – (Gazebo Books) (Australia) ​ ​ Lost Horse Press The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Math Paper Press (Singapore) ​ McClelland & Stewart ( (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 McGill-Queen's University Press | McGill-Queen’s University Press (Canada) The North January 2022 Milkweed Editions (U.S.) Poetry Daily July 2021 ​ New Binary Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ New Directions Publishing (U.S.) Poetry London Spring 2021 NYRB Poets – New York Review Books (U.S.) The Poetry Review Winter Spring 2021 ​ Nightboat Books (U.S.) The Poetry Review Spring 2022 ​ Nightingale & Sparrow Tears In The Fence June 2021 Nightwood Editions (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 Noemi Press | (U.S.) Poetry London Autumn 2021 Nostrovia! Press (U.S.) ​ Ó Bhéal Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ The Operating System and Liminal Lab (U.S.) ​ ​ Otago University Press (New Zealand) ​ ​ Paperwall Publishing (India) ​ ​ Passager Books (U.S. for over-50s) ​ ​ Persea Books (U.S.) ​ Plum White Press | Poetry Nook (U.S.) ​ ​ Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series - PSPS (University of Salzburg) (Austria, English poetry) The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Poetrywala (India) ​ The Porcupine's Quill (Canada) ​ ​ Princeton University Press (U.S.) Poetry London Spring 2022 ​ Pushcart Press : Publishers of The Pushcart Prize ​ Rattle (U.S.) ​ ​ Red Hen Press (U.S.) Magma Poetry Winter 21 Revival Press – Limerickwriters (Republic of Ireland) ​ Salmon Poetry (Republic of Ireland) The North January 2022 ​ ​ Schaffner Press (U.S.) Scribner Books ( (U.S.) The High Window Summer 2021 Seagull Books (Books o f English translation, India) ​ Sheep Meadow Press (U.S.) ​ SIR Press (Southern Indiana Review Press) (U.S.) Solstice (U.S.) ​ ​ Southword Editions (Munster Literature Centre) (Republic of Ireland) PBS Spring 2022 Speaking Tiger Books (Mostly English books, India) ​ Strange Light (Penguin Random House, Canada) Steel Toe Books (U.S. probably) ​ ​ Syracuse University Press (Also distributer for Sheep Meadow Press) (U.S.) ​ Tin House (U.S.) ​ ​ Trainwreck Press (Canada) Tupelo Press (U.S.) Daily Poem February 2022 ​ UCD Press (University of Dublin) ​ Ugly Duckling Presse (U.S.) ​ University of Chicago Press (U.S.) The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 University Of Iowa Press (U.S.) ​ ​ University of Nebraska Press (U.S.) ​ ​ University of Pittsburgh Press (U.S.) ​ University of Tampa Press (U.S.) ​ Waterloo Press (U.K.) The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Wave Books (U.S) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 ​ Write Bloody (U.S.) ​ W.W. Norton (Distributer partner of Independent presses ) (U.S.) ​ Yale University Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Yes Yes Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2021 Lists of Publishers ​ I am not in the habit of mopping up other people's excellent lists, rather here is a little list of other people's lists: ​ ​ Esther Heller's Blog Poetry School: Places to Submit your Poetry in 2021 (U.K.) ​ Letter Machine Editions link page ​ National Poetry Library Comprehensive list of all U.K.publishers ​ Service Scape: Top 50 Poetry Publishers Accepting Submissions ( (U.S.) ​ Tears in the Fence: Links ​ ​ ​ Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. ​ If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so. ​ The page/site is getting us first update in nearly a year, so bare with me whilst I make the above page more accurate again. ​ ​

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