Image Alt
The Emma Press


Telling the Stories of Others: Poetry Pamphlet Bundle 3

Telling the Stories of Others: Poetry Pamphlet Bundle 3


The imagined voices of a displaced grandmother, a crushed snail, and killed-off characters from cult films combine to make a bundle that is personal, poignant and playful: a tribute to the lost, the overlooked and the forgotten, with a wry edge.


Featuring The Dead Snail Diaries by Jamie McGarry, Dissolve to: L.A. by James Trevelyan, and Pisanki by Zosia Kuczyńska, packaged together with a copy of our latest zine.

GTIN: others-stories-bundle-2023 SKU: others-stories-bundle-2023 Categories: , , , , ,

The Emma Press

The Emma Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books. We are trying to make publishing and literature as welcoming and accessible as possible.


One night in May 2009, Jamie McGarry stepped on a snail. Five days later, racked with guilt, he returned to the scene of the crime and was shocked to discover a chalk outline where the body had been – and off to one side, a tiny book. It seems that the recently deceased mollusc had been a keen writer, and Jamie had chanced upon its diary. Jamie’s duty was clear: he must translate the book into English and share it with the world, that humankind might move a step closer to understanding this most mysterious of animals. Now, with The Dead Snail Diaries in your hand, you too can take that step. Just be sure to look where you’re going first.

Page count: 54 | Publication date: 21 August 2014 | Paperback ISBN: 9780957459694

In 1940, a young girl is taken from her home in Eastern Poland to Arkhangelsk, Siberia; in 1942, she boards a train. Seventy years later, that journey is reimagined by her granddaughter, Zosia Kuczyńska, in Pisanki. As Kuczyńska’s poems tell the story of her babcia, her maternal grandmother, coming to England, she confronts some of the big questions of art and history: how do you tell another person’s story without exploiting it? What’s at stake when we try make patterns out of the past, and can we ever leave those patterns behind?

Page count: 36 | Publication date: 8 June 2017 | Paperback ISBN 9781910139721

What does it mean to die in a movie scene? To exist on the peripheries? Dissolve to: L.A. takes twelve cult action films of the 1980s and 90s and gives life where it was extinguished too early. Speaking in the voices of such poignantly disposable characters as Cougar (Top Gun), GIRL (Lethal Weapon) and Donald Gennaro (Jurassic Park), James Trevelyan provides a humorous and heart-breaking exploration of morality, mortality and our sense of self.

Page count: 36 | Publication date: 17 March 2016 | Paperback ISBN: 9781910139370

You may also like…
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter:

powered by MailChimp!