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The Emma Press Anthology of Illness
Edited by Amy Mackelden and Dr Dylan Jaggard
ISBN 978-1-910139-53-0

Poems about experiences of illness, whether life-altering or treatable, invisible or unmissable.

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Postcard Stories 2
Stories by Jan Carson
With illustrations by Benjamin Phillips

ISBN 978-1-912915-58-3

Postcard-length stories, putting a slant, slightly surreal look on everyday observances.

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Menagerie
Poems by Cheryl Pearson
Illustrated by Amy Evans

ISBN 978-1-912915-38-5

Winner of the PBS Pamphlet Choice Award.

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Call and Response
Poems by Rachel Spence
ISBN 978-1-912915-48-4

Sonnets about a mother-daughter relationship, during the mother’s illness.

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Vivarium
Poems by Maarja Pärtna
ISBN 978-1-912915-42-2

Poems about global warming and the effects of Soviet rule. Translated from Estonian by Jayde Will.

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Tiny Moons
A food memoir by Nina Mingya Powles
ISBN 978-1-912915-34-7

A journey through childhood snacks, family feasts, Shanghai street food and student dinners.

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Bicki-Books #2

The second set of six mini picturebooks aimed at children aged 3+. The Bicki-Books are only £4 each and feature beautiful full-colour illustrations. Perfect for tiny hands to hold.

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2019

19 books, 23 if you count the Bicki-Books individually. More children’s books, translations, poetry pamphlets and chapter books.

Requiem
Poems by Síofra McSherry
ISBN 978-1-912915-40-8

Poems covering the timespan of an illness, death, and burial. Winner of the PBS Pamphlet Choice Award.

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Poems the wind blew in
Poems by Karmelo C. Iribarren, illustrated by Riya Chowdhury
ISBN 978-1-912915-31-6

Poems aimed at children aged 6+, translated from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel.

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Contemporary Gothic Verse
Edited by Nisha Bhakoo
ISBN 978-1-912915-36-1

Haunting, romantic poems, full of dark doorways and strange spaces for readers to get thoroughly lost in.

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The Goldfish
Poems by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul
ISBN 978-1-912915-20-0

A sumptuous, surreal exploration of femininity, written in the voice of a goldfish.

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The Whimsy of Dank Ju-Ju
Poems by Sascha Aurora Akhtar
ISBN 9781912915279

Akhtar drags the reader into a world of magic, heat, life and… whimsy.

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A warm and snouting thing
Poems by Ramona Herdman
ISBN 9781912915293

Poems about the physicality, not only of desire, but of the human and natural worlds which surround and shape it.

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The Stack Of Owls Is Getting Higher
Poems by Dawn Watson
ISBN 978-1-912915-33-0

Poems set in Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas and the poet’s native Belfast.

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priced out
Poems by Conor Cleary
ISBN 978-1-912915-25-5

Poems about the terror of economic precarity, the 1990s economic bubble and its deflated aftermath.

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Super Guppy
Poems by Edward van de Vendel, illustrated by Fleur van de Weel
ISBN 978-1-910139-65-3

Poems aimed at children aged 6+, translated from Dutch by David Colmer.

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Poacher
Poems by Lenni Sanders
ISBN 978-1-912915-23-1

Poems where horror imagery and romantic lyricism combine to construct a new gothic world.

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Dragons of the Prime
Edited by Richard O’Brien
ISBN 978-1-912915-05-7

An anthology of poems for children about the fascinating world of dinosaurs.

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Dear Friend(s)
Poems by Jeffery Sugarman
ISBN 978-1-912915-18-7

Poems about love, desire and friendship in a variety of guises and locations.

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When It Rains
A picturebook by Rassi Narika
ISBN 978-1-910139-63-9

Kira joins her friends Ana and Ilo for an adventure in the rain. Translated from Indonesian by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul and Emma Wright.

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The Adventures of Na Willa
By Reda Gaudiamo, illustrated by Cecillia Hidayat
ISBN 978-1-910139-59-2

Stories following Na Willa, a bright and adventurous little girl growing up in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Wain
Poems by Rachel Plummer, illustrated by Helene Boppert
ISBN 978-1-910139-47-9

A collection of LGBT themed children’s poetry based on retellings of Scottish myths.

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Elastic Glue
Poems by Kathy Pimlott
ISBN 978-1-912915-07-1

Poems about inner-city living and allotments.

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Everything That Can Happen: The Emma Press Book of Future Poems
Edited by Suzannah Evans and Tom Sastry
ISBN 9781910139523

Poems about the near and distant future.

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The Girl Who Learned All the Languages of the World
By Ieva Flamingo, illustrated by Chein Shyan Lee
ISBN 9781912915095

Join Lela on her journey to learn all the languages of the world.

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Bicki-Books #1
Picture books by Arnolds Auziņš, Janis Baltvilks, Pēters Brūveris, Herberts Dobre, Valdis Grenkovs, and Maija Laukmane

A collectible series of six pocket-sized picture books featuring modern nursery rhymes.

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2018

11 books: starting to do a few picturebooks and more translations, and more collaborations with other organisations (Birmingham City Council, Centre for Travel Writing Studies at Nottingham Trent University).

The Head That Wears A Crown
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 9781910139769

A children’s poetry anthology featuring the Kings and Queens of the British Isles.

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The Dog Who Found Sorrow
A picture book by Rūta Briede & Elīna Brasliņa
ISBN 9781910139547

The story of a dog who wakes to find his hometown covered in thick black clouds and goes out in search of the source.

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Second Place Rosette
Edited by Emma Wright and Richard O’Brien
ISBN 9781910139554

A collection of poems about the customs, rituals and practices that make up life in modern Britain.

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Once Upon a Time in Birmingham
Stories by Louise Palfreyman
ISBN 978-1-910139-51-6

A lively introduction to thirty of Birmingham’s most awe-inspiring women, past and present.

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Everyone’s the Smartest
By Contra & Ulla Saar
ISBN 978-1-910139-99-8

Everyone’s the Smartest is a collection of poems which tell strange new stories in familiar school settings. Translated from Estonian.

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In Transit
Edited by Sarah Jackson and Tim Youngs
ISBN 978-1-910139-94-3

Whether sailing in a stately cruise liner or running for a grimy commuter train, this book is a companion for the journey.

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Some Cannot Be Caught
Edited by Anja Konig and Liane Strauss
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑88‑2

These poems rustle and roar with the voices of animals and humans, coexisting on Earth.

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The Book of Clouds
Poems by Juris Kronbergs
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑14‑1

A mix of dreamy fantasy and scientific fact in these poems introduce children to the world of clouds.

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Queen of Seagulls
A picturebook by Rūta Briede
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑13‑4

A story of seagulls, music, mystery, and true love. A picture book for all ages. Translated from Latvian by Elīna Brasliņa.

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Bezdelki
Poems by Carol Rumens
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑80‑6

Elegies for a late partner. Winner of the Michael Marks Award.

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Anthology of Love
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑56‑1

Fifty-six poets speak to what love means to them right here, right now.

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2017

14 books: starting to do prose pamphlets, as well as translations – poetry for children and short stories for adults.

Paisley
Poems by Rakhshan Rizwan
ISBN 978-1-910139-78-3

Rakhshan Rizwan unpacks class and identity in the context of Pakistan and South Asia. Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.

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Birmingham Jazz Incarnation
Poems by Simon Turner
With illustrations by Mark Andrew Webber

ISBN 978-1-910139-86-8

Simon Turner decomposes and recomposes one poem.

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Now You Can Look
Poems by Julia Bird
With illustrations by Anna Vaivare

ISBN 978-1-910139-84-4

The story of a woman who takes one glance at conventional early-twentieth-century life, and throws in her lot with art instead.

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The Secret Box
Stories by Daina Tabūna
ISBN 978-1-910139-90-5

A collection of three coming-of-age stories about young women. Translated from Latvian by Jayde Will.

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The Noisy Classroom
Poems by Ieva Flamingo
With illustrations by Vivianna Maria Staņislavska

ISBN 978-1-910139-82-0

Poems for children which capture the emotional highs and lows of childhood. Translated from Latvian.

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Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real
Poems by Padraig Regan
ISBN 978-1-910139-74-5

Padraig Regan’s poems delight in the sensual and visual, and are alive with the textures of paint, sugar and overripe fruit.

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Pisanki
Poems by Zosia Kuczyńska
ISBN 978-1-910139-72-1

In 1940, a young girl is taken from her home in Eastern Poland. Seventy years later, her journey is reimagined by her granddaughter.

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Postcard Stories
Stories by Jan Carson
With illustrations by Benjamin Phillips

ISBN 978-1-910139-68-4

Every day in 2015, Jan Carson wrote a story on the back of a postcard and mailed it to a friend.

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First fox
Stories by Leanne Radojkovich
With illustrations by Rachel J Fenton

ISBN 978-1-910139-70-7

Short stories set in an everyday world tinged with the dreamlike qualities of fairy tales.

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Anthology of Aunts
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-66-0

Poems which explores what it means to be – and feels like to have – an aunt.

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Dragonish
Poems by Emma Simon
ISBN 978-1-910139-64-6

Loss, love and various severed body parts are scattered throughout Dragonish.

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Meat Songs
Poems by Jack Nicholls
With illustrations by Mark Andrew Webber

ISBN 978-1-910139-62-2

The voices of humans and animals clamour for attention in Meat Songs.

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The Dragon and the Bomb
Poems by Andrew Wynn Owen
ISBN 978-1-910139-58-5

A long poem about a man who wants to be a saint and an alchemist who wants to split the atom.

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This Is Not Your Final Form: Poems about Birmingham
Edited by Richard O’Brien and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-60-8

A tough, unsentimental love letter to Birmingham.

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2016

9 books: developing the children’s poetry list and revisiting Mildly Erotic Verse.

Anthology of the Sea

The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea
Edited by Eve Lacey
ISBN 978-1-910139-45-5

Poems which bear witness to storms, naval history, ocean creatures and the human desire for freedom.

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Space and Aliens

Watcher of the Skies: Poems about Space and Aliens
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-43-1

Poems about the outermost possibilities of space. Aimed at children aged 8+.

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Moon Juice: Poems for Children
Poems by Kate Wakeling
With illustrations by Elīna Brasliņa

ISBN 978-1-910139-49-3

Kate Wakeling’s poems are full of curious characters and strange situations. Aimed at children 8+.

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Urban Myths and Legends

Urban Myths and Legends
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-24-0

Poems by modern poets who have taken inspiration from the Metamorphoses.

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Mackerel Salad

Mackerel Salad
Poems by Ben Rogers
ISBN 978-1-910139-41-7

The poems of Mackerel Salad lure the reader into disorientating situations, via space and sea.

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Trouble

Trouble
Poems by Alison Winch
ISBN 978-1-910139-39-4

Alison Winch looks at different kinds of intimacy via nightingales, betting shops, and the Canterbury Tales.

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Goose Fair Night

Goose Fair Night
Poems by Kathy Pimlott
ISBN 978-1-910139-35-6

Pimlott take us on a tour of the Midlands, bustling London and the seaside.

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DISSOLVE to: L.A.

DISSOLVE to: L.A.
Poems by James Trevelyan
ISBN 978-1-910139-37-0

Poems about minor characters in 1980s and 90s action films.

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Mildly Erotic Verse

Mildly Erotic Verse
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-34-9

An anthology which celebrates modern eroticism in all its messy, sexy glory.

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2015

8 books: branching out into poetry for children, and fleshing out the three poetry pamphlet series.

Malkin

Malkin
Poems by Camille Ralphs
ISBN 978-1-910139-30-1

A sequence of poems set during the 1612 Pendle witch trials. Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award.

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True Tales of the Countryside

True Tales of the Countryside
Poems by Deborah Alma
ISBN 978-1-910139-26-4

Poems about sex, love and ageing in rural Shropshire and Wales.

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AWOL

AWOL
By John Fuller and Andrew Wynn Owen
With illustrations by Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-28-8

Letter poems on the subject of travel, between John Fuller and Andrew Wynn Owen.

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The Emma Press Anthology of Age

The Emma Press Anthology of Age
Edited by Sarah Hesketh
ISBN 978-1-910139-31-8

A collection of poems which challenge, celebrate and give age a voice.

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Slow Things

Slow Things
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-16-5

An anthology which celebrates taking life at a leisurely pace.

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Falling Out of the Sky

Falling Out Of The Sky
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-1-910139-18-9

A treasury of poems about myths, legends and fairytales. Aimed at children 9+.

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Anthology of Dance

The Emma Press Anthology of Dance
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 1 910139 15 8

What makes us start dancing? Why do we ever stop?

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Campaign in Poetry

Campaign in Poetry
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 1 910139 02 8

A powerful anthology about political and social issues in the UK.

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2014

15 books: a very busy year of stepping it up, trying to show more range of interests beyond love poems.

Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever
Edited by Amy Key
ISBN 978 1 910139 07 3

A celebration of the transformative power of female friendship.

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Myrtle

Myrtle
Poems by Ruth Wiggins
ISBN 978-1-910139-05-9

Poems celebrating the primal forces of nature and the human heart.

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If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women

If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women
Poems by Jacqueline Saphra
With illustrations by Mark Andrew Webber
ISBN 978-1-910139-06-6

An eerie, sensuous world of eccentric parents and step-parents.

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Rivers Wanted

Rivers Wanted
Poems by Rachel Piercey
ISBN 978-1-910139-04-2

A frequently heart-breaking collection of poems about love, identity and home.

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Oils

Oils
Poems by Stephen Sexton
ISBN 978-1-910139-03-5

Stephen Sexton’s poems pulse with melancholy. Winner of the PBS Pamphlet Choice Award.

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Homesickness and Exile

Homesickness and Exile
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 1 910139 02 8

How does it feel to be a foreigner? Can you choose where you call home?

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The Dead Snail Diaries

The Dead Snail Diaries
Poems by Jamie McGarry
ISBN 978 0 9574596 9 4

A collection of observational poems and literary parodies which explore snail culture.

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The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood

The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 1 910139 00 4

A collection of poems about fathers and fatherhood.

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Captain Love and the Five Joaquins

Captain Love and the Five Joaquins
Poems by John Clegg
ISBN 978 1 910139 01 1

An adventure story about bounty hunter Harry Love and a head in a jar.

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Ikhda, by Ikhda

Ikhda, by Ikhda
Poems by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi
ISBN 978 0 9574596 6 3

Characters and landscapes leap off every page in Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi’s dazzling first pamphlet.

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Raspberries for the Ferry
Poems by Andrew Wynn Owen
ISBN 978 0 9574596 5 6

A stunning debut pamphlet of gorgeous, tart, juicy poems grounded in the past and bubbling with modern verve.

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The Held and the Lost

The Held and the Lost
Poems by Kristen Roberts
ISBN 978 0 9574596 8 7

Kristen Roberts sketches portraits of characters and relationships in her debut pamphlet.

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Anthology of Motherhood

The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978-0-9574596-7-0

A moving collection of poems about mothers and the state of motherhood.

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The Emmores

The Emmores
Poems by Richard O’Brien
ISBN 978-0-9574596-4-9

Richard O’Brien deploys every trick in the love poet’s book in this irresistible mix of odes, sonnets and free verse.

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A Poetic Primer for Love and Seduction

A Poetic Primer for Love and Seduction
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 0 9574596 3 2

An instructional anthology containing all you need to know about love, relationships and heartbreak.

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2013

2 books, to get started and learn about publishing: one pamphlet and one anthology.

The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic VerseThe Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse
Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright
ISBN 978 0 9574596 2 5

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The Flower and the Plough

The Flower and the Plough

Poems by Rachel Piercey
ISBN 978-0-9574596-0-1

Love poems which capture everything from the extravagant surrender of early love to the raw ache and pain that can follow.

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