Blood and Cord: Writers on Early Parenthood
Na Willa and the House in the Alley
We Are A Circus
How Kyoto Breaks Your Heart
The Strange Egg
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‘I see you’: Abi Curtis on the makings of Blood & Cord
I came up with the idea to put together a book on early parenthood after having my own babies and noticing that there were a lot of writers exploring the topic. Some of these writers weren't necessarily known for writing about parenthood but had begun to do so after having children themselves. Some were already writing wonderful things about parenthood. I guess it's something to do with being part of a certain generation of writers, many of whom were now beginning to have families.
The Singing Words: On Jean Little and Belonging
About two years ago, I set about finding disabled poets who were writing for younger audiences. I contacted over six hundred specialist libraries, authors, illustrators and children’s laureates from over a dozen countries. The answer was unanimous: no, we don’t know of any authors, but there should be some.
The Emma Press acquires a radical reworking of Arthurian myth from poet & novelist Clare Pollard, in her debut children’s fiction book
The Emma Press is delighted to announce acquisition of The Untameables, the debut children’s book from acclaimed poet, Clare Pollard. The Untameables was acquired by The Emma Press directly from the author in a deal for worldwide English-language rights (including