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

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Wain
Poems for teens by Rachel Plummer
ISBN 978-1-910139-47-9

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

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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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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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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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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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Bezdelki
By Carol Rumens
ISBN 978‑1‑910139‑80‑6

Elegies for a late partner which explore the principle that death, even for atheists, isn’t purely loss.

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Queen of Seagulls
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.

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The Book of Clouds
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. Translated from Latvian.

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Paisley
By Rakhshan Rizwan
ISBN 978-1-910139-78-3

Rakhshan Rizwan unpacks class and identity in the context of Pakistan and South Asia.

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Birmingham Jazz Incarnation
By Simon Turner
ISBN 978-1-910139-86-8

Simon Turner decomposes and recomposes one poem.

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Now You Can Look
By Julia Bird, illustrated 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
By Daina Tabūna
ISBN 978-1-910139-90-5

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

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The Noisy Classroom
By Ieva Flamingo
ISBN 978-1-910139-82-0

Poems for children which capture the emotional highs and lows of childhood with a sharp, surreal eye and a touching sympathy. Translated from Latvian.

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Postcard Stories
By Jan Carson
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. This is a collection of the highlights.

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Pisanki
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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Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real
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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Meat Songs
By Jack Nicholls
ISBN 978-1-910139-62-2

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

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Dragonish
By Emma Simon
ISBN 978-1-910139-64-6

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

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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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First fox
By Leanne Radojkovich
ISBN 978-1-910139-70-7

A collection of short stories set in an everyday world tinged with the dreamlike qualities of fairy tales.

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The Dragon and the Bomb
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
ISBN 978-1-910139-60-8

A tough, unsentimental love letter to Birmingham.

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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
ISBN 978-1-910139-43-1

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

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Moon Juice

Moon Juice: Poems for Children
By Kate Wakeling
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
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
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
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.
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
ISBN 978-1-910139-34-9

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

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Malkin

Malkin
By Camille Ralphs
ISBN 978-1-910139-30-1

A sequence of poems set during the 1612 Pendle witch trials.

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True Tales of the Countryside

True Tales of the Countryside
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
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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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
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
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
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
By Stephen Sexton
ISBN 978-1-910139-03-5

Stephen Sexton’s poems pulse with melancholy. A PBS Pamphlet Choice Award winner.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 tender odes, introspective sonnets and exuberant free verse.

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

The Poetic Primer is an instructional anthology containing all you need to know about love, relationships and heartbreak.

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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 PloughThe Flower and the Plough
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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