Ten years ago I came across some haunting photographs of abandonment and ruin in Detroit. These were photos of unpeopled landscapes: schools, libraries, dentists, police stations, factories, theatres and ballrooms, all emptied out, as if some invisible apocalypse had breathed
Award-winning publisher the Emma Press will be publishing an illustrated book of true stories about inspirational women from Birmingham in October, in collaboration Birmingham City Council.
To celebrate the publication of their fiftieth book in five years, Jewellery Quarter-based publisher the Emma Press is throwing a birthday party. The business has grown from humble origins – in 2012, production assistant Emma Wright quit her job with a large trade publisher in London to start her own publishing business.
The Emma Press is publishing a book of poems about Birmingham this week. The anthology, titled This Is Not Your Final Form, will be launched at Waterstones Birmingham on Saturday 18th February, 11am-1pm.
The Emma Press has been awarded the £5000 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. The Jewellery Quarter-based publishing house, headed by Emma Wright, took home the cheque on Tuesday. Wright completes the hat-trick of Birmingham women winning big on the poetry scene, following Jenna Clake’s £1,500 win in the Melita Hume Prize and Cynthia Miller’s selection for the prestigious Primers scheme.