The Emma Press


Urban Myths and Legends: Poems about Transformations


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



Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works on all the books herself, 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 the website is updated!


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.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-34-9
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
72 pages / 33 poems / 9 illustrations

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Dimensions 12.3 × 18.4 cm

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