I am aware of the antisocial hours we keep - as artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians - the pondering, meandering, the brewing of ideas; the waiting, creating, for that one thought to surface, for that idea to click into place. Others may see this outward impression and assume it is merely procrastinating and postponing, dabbling or dallying; but the truth is, the creative process has its own timeline, its own pace - guided by inspiration and honed through deep thought, making connections and polished through practice.
"The first poems I heard in my life were Bengali lullabies. I did not know they were ‘poems’ then, but I loved the ways the words hummed and danced around the dark room as my mother or sometimes my grandmother would sing them to me. I loved how the sounds invited me into a softness."
Introducing our newest act...The Emma Press has signed writer Nasta's first children's book, with illustrations by Rosie Fencott. It will join The Emma Press' ever growing, diverse collection of children's literature