Image Alt
The Emma Press


Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about Transformations

Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about Transformations


Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright. Illustrated by Emma Wright.


72 pages / 33 poems / 9 illustrations

Publication date: 2nd June 2016

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-34-9

GTIN: N/A SKU: 978-1-910139-24-0 Categories: , , Tag:

Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright

Rachel Piercey is a poet and editor for adults and children. She regularly performs her poems and runs writing workshops at schools and festivals across the country. Emma Wright runs The Emma Press.


Urban Myths and Legends is a lively collection of poems by modern poets who have taken inspiration from the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The poems all tell stories which include a transformation – some inspired directly by the Metamorphoses and some completely new and of our time. Wings sprout, leaves fall and no state is certain, as the poets channel Ovid’s mischief and whisper tales of just and unjust deserts.

With poems from Deborah Alma, Sophie F Baker, Sohini Basak, Dzifa Benson, Nisha Bhakoo, Rohan Chhetri, Ellie Danak, Francine Elena, Ella Frears, Linda Goulden, John Greening, Jack Houston, Annie Katchinska, Anna Kisby, Joe Lines, Emma McKervey, Margot Myers, Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey, Kathy Pimlott, Susan Richardson, Jennifer Robertson, Jacqueline Saphra, Paul Stephenson, Degna Stone, Jon Stone, Pam Thompson, Ruth Wiggins, Ashley Williams and Lana Faith Young.

Additional information

Dimensions 12.3 × 18.4 cm

Paperback, eBook


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter:

powered by MailChimp!