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Birmingham publisher The Emma Press has published Poems The Wind Blew In – the latest addition to their flagship children’s poetry book list.

Poems The Wind Blew In, by Karmelo C. Iribarren, was first published as Versos que el viento arrastra in Spain in 2010, by Ediciones El Jinete Azul. It has been translated into English for The Emma Press by Lawrence Schimel, with newly-commissioned illustrations for this edition by Riya Chowdhury.

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The Emma Press has published an anthology of gothic poetry, edited by Nisha Bhakoo. The book, published on 31st October 2019, features poems by contemporary poets including Angela Readman and Anna Kisby, and translations of poems by Spanish poet Sofía Rhei and Hungarian poet Lajos Szórádi.

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The Emma Press has announced that it is accepting poetry manuscripts submissions until 24th January 2020. There are two categories – pamphlets for adults and collections for children – which will be judged by publisher Emma Dai’an Wright and poet Edward van de Vendel.

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Birmingham-based publisher the Emma Press is launching The Goldfish in Kyoto on 26th October 2019. Written by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul, an Indonesian poet based in Japan, The Goldfish is to join the Emma Press’ list of award-winning poetry pamphlets.

With her experimental, playful poems which capture the voice of a goldfish, Ikhda undergoes a surreal exploration of femininity in the new world – one which she describes as being of ‘cross-cultural thought and divergence’ – by drawing on the dualities of the life of a goldfish and the life of a woman.

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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press has published a new children’s anthology of dinosaur poems titled Dragons of the Prime.

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The Emma Press has announced the next two titles to join their award-winning poetry pamphlet list in 2019. These are: The Stack of Owls is Getting Higher, by Dawn Watson, and priced out, by Conor Cleary, both publishing on 6th June 2019.

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Birmingham based publisher the Emma Press is launching Super Guppy on 30th May 2019.

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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is launching When It Rains on 26th March 2019, tying in with the London Book Fair’s Indonesia Market Focus.

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Emma Wright, founder of the Emma Press, will be mentored by the curated online marketplace notonthehighstreet as part of a new three-year mentoring partnership with the Prince’s Trust charity.

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Award-winning Birmingham publisher the Emma Press is launching The Adventures of Na Willa at the London Book Fair 2019.

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