The Emma Press




The debut pamphlet of poems by Ruth Wiggins. With an introduction by Deryn Rees-Jones.



Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works across all areas of the business, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until we've finished updating the website!


Ruth Wiggins celebrates the primal forces of nature and the human heart in her heady debut pamphlet, which is full of dry humour and wisdom. Interweaving the ancient with the modern world, she explores fertility and death in poems imbued with a subtle eroticism and resolute playfulness. A carnival stallholder battles with a spider; a bored vegetarian contemplates life as a fox; and the gods look on in amusement as lovers fear death and separation. Myrtle is a rich, zesty, poignant and dark collection from an assured and very welcome new poetic voice.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-05-9
Publication date: 13th November 2014
Page count: 36

Additional information

Dimensions 12.9 × 19.8 cm

Pamphlet, eBook

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