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POETRY PUBLISHERS

Agenda Editions
Anvil Press Poetry
Arc Publications
Avalanche Books
Bloodaxe Books
Carcanet Press
Dagger Press
The Dedalus Press
Enitharmon Press
Five Leaves
Flambard
Frontier Publishing
Gallery Press
Headland Publications
Hippopotamus Press
Iron Press
The Many Press
The Menard Press
Onlywomen Press
Peepal Tree Press
Peterloo Poets
Pig Press
Polygon
Redbeck
Rockingham Press
Salmon Publishing
Serpent's Tail
Seren
Shoestring Press
Skoob Books Ltd
Slow Dancer
Smith/Doorstep
Stride
Wanda Publications
Weatherlight Press
Weesweep
White Adder
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All publisher related details have been taken from the 'Independent Poetry Publishers Supplement' brought out by the POETRY BOOK SOCIETY. The Poetry Book Society was founded in 1953 by T.S.Eliot and others to encourage the love of poetry. Its address is:
The Poetry Book Society
Book House
45 East Hill
London SW18 2QZ



Agenda Editions
'Truth seen with passion' is what attracts Agenda. They aim for good simple production of work that can endure...the kind of poetry that remains ever-green...
Address:
5 Cranbourne Court
Albert Bridge Road
London SW11 4PE
Anvil Press Poetry
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England. Publishes both contemporary English language poets and poetry in translation, sometimes in bi-lingual editions. One of Britain's leading publishers of classics and poetry in translation, it is committed to the quality of the translations it publishes as it is to the quality of work written in English.
Address:
69 King George Street
London SE10 8PX
Arc Publications
Financially assisted by Yorkshire & Humberside Arts. Arc Publications specialises in contemporary British poetry as well as work by authors writing in English who are celebrated in their native lands but unknown in the UK. Translated work is also published where the editors consider it of particular import.
Address:
Nanholme Mill
Shaw Wood Road
Todmorden
Lancs OL 14 6DA
Avalanche Books
Financially assisted by South West Arts. The company aims to produce work which is challenging and new, exciting and thought-provoking, breaking new ground and providing a platform for both the established and new or relatively unknown writer. A good deal of time is spent promoting authors.
Address:
125 Derricke Road
Stockwod
Bristol BS14 8NH
Bloodaxe Books
Financially assisted by Northern Arts. Bloodaxe Books brings out more new poetry than any other British imprint. With its bold and diverse 'stable' of new and established British, Irish, American, European and Commonwealth writers, Bloodaxe has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain.
Address:
PO Box 1SN
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1SN
Carcanet Press
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England. Carcanet is committed in the widest sense to new poetry in English from around the world and the poetry of the past. It also believes that good translation is an essential resource for the reader and writer alike.
Address:
406 Corn Exchange
Manchester M4 3BY
Dagger Press
Dagger publishes short collections from poets who are close to their first full-length volume. The press has an excellent reputation for picking talent and their first three poets, Michael Glover, Frances Nagle and Edmund Prestwich, were immediately taken up by larger publishers. Dagger pays particular attention to the design and typographical detail of its books.
Address:
70 Dagger Lane
West Bromwich
B71 4BS
The Dedalus Press
Financially assisted by The Irish Arts Council. An Irish publisher of poetry that is daring and classical at once, Dedalus was the first Irish publisher to publish poetry in dual language translation, reaching to Europe and beyond from an island off an island off a continent.
Address:
24 The Heath
Cypress Downs
Dublin 6W
Enitharmon Press
...specialises in collaborations between poets and artists. 'Entharmon represents quality, cares about presentation and, rare among poetry presses, has a real concern for integral design. Its books are produced to the highest of standards...' (Peter Finch in 'The Writer's Handbook'.)
Address:
36 St George's Avenue
London N7 0HD
Five Leaves
Financially assisted by East Midlands Arts. Five Leaves is a small press founded in spring 1995 to publish poetry, fiction and political non-fiction with a strong Jewish influence.
Address:
PO Box 81
Nottingham NG5 4ER
Flambard
Financially assisted by Northern Arts. Flambard aims to promote new and neglected writers from the North of England and alsewhere with well-designed, good quality publications.
Address:
4 Mitchell Avenue
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3LA
Frontier Publishing
This publisher puts a lot of energy into selling through bookshops, and does manage to get reviews and features in newspapers.
Address:
Windetts, Kirstead
Norwich
Norfolk NR15 1EG
Gallery Press
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of Ireland. For more than thirty years now, this press has been recognized as the pre-eminent publisher of contemporary Irish writing.
Address:
Loughcrew, Oldcastle
Co-Meath
Ireland
Headland Publications
Financially assisted by North west Arts. Headland is a specialist poetry press which publishes new poets as well as established ones. Each year the list includes first collections, anthologies and new individual collections. Headland publish rising talents alongside distinguished, nationally known names. The standard is high in quality of poetry and production.
Address:
38 York Avenue
West Kirby
Wirral
Merseyside L48 3JF
Hippopotamus Press
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England & South West Wales. The press started as a pamphlet publisher in 1974 with the specific aim of publishing new writers. In the eighties, the original pamphleteers were offered a full collection, if they had one. The first collections are normally in cloth and paperback formats.
Address:
22 Whitewell Road
Frome
Somerset BA11 4EL
Iron Press
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England and Northern Arts. Iron maintains a strong link between the magazine, Iron, which is published three times a year, and the press itself and almost all the individual books published spring from writers nurtured several times in the magazine.
Address:
5 Marden Terrace
Cullercoats
North Shields
Northumberland NE30 4PD
The Many Press
The Many Press publishes poetry that in many cases follows on from a revival of interest in a 'modernist' programme in the late sixties, and that is consequently not in the mainstream.
Address:
The Main Press

15 Norcott Road
London N16 7 BJ
The Menard Press
For more than twenty-five yearsThe Menard Press has specialised in poetry translation with particular emphasis given to the translator. Menard also publishes literary criticism, fiction, political books and original poetry.
Address:
The Menard Press
8 The Oaks
Woodside Avenue
London N12 8AR
Onlywomen Press
Onlywomen Press publishes the radical edge of lesbian, feminist literature, fiction, poetry, critical/political theory, crime fiction.
Address:
Onlywomen Press
40 St. Lawrence Terrace
London W10 5ST
Peepal Tree Press
Peepal Tree Press publishes the best in new Caribbean, Asian and Black British poetry.
Address:
Peepal Tree Press
17 King's Avenue
Leeds LS6 1QS
Peterloo Poets
Financially assisted by South West Arts. For over 20 years Petreloo Poets has been publishing 'new or neglected' poets, some of whom now have national and international reputations, such as U. A. Fanthorpe. They have been pioneers in producing poetry on audio cassette and in producing co-editions with leading presses in Canada, the USA and Ireland. Their books have won many awards.
Address:
Peterloo Poets
2 Kelly Gardens
Calstock
Cornwall PL18 9SA
Pig Press
Financially assisted by Northern Arts. Pig Press has published British and American non-mainstream poetry for twenty years. Emphasis is placed on texts by authors who perform their work. Books are well-produced; each title is designed individually according to the requirements of the text.
Address:
Pig Press
7 Cross View Terrace
Durham DH1 4JY
Polygon
Financially assisted by the Scottish Arts Council. Set up in the late 1960's by the students of Edinburgh University, Polygon's poetry list builds on the diversities and strengths of such names as Liz Lochhead, eunice de Souza and D.M. Black.
Address:
22 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LF
Redbeck
Financially assisted by Yorkshire & Humberside Arts. Redbeck publishes the best manuscripts it receives, particularly from underrated authors, not fully appreciated by the poetry establishment.
Address:
24 Aireville Road
Frizinghall
Bradford BD9 4HH
Rockingham Press
Financially assisted by Eastern Arts Board. Rockingham publishes new and neglected poets who are not afraid to say something about the world, as well as themselves. It is proud to produce high quality, stitched paperbacks with distinctive and evocative covers.
Address:
Rockingham Press
11 Musley Lane
Ware, Herts SG12 7EN
Salmon Publishing
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of Ireland. Salmon (established in 1982) has the most representative list of contemporary women poets in Ireland. Experimental and new work has always been a priority.
Address:
Salmon Publishing Ltd
Knockeven
Cliffs of Moher
Co. Clare Ireland
email: salpub@iol.ie
Serpent's Tail
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England. Serpent's Tail combines commitment to quality writing with an 'outlaw sensibility'.
Address:
Plymbridge Distributors Ltd
Estover Road
Plymouth PL8 7P2
Seren
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of Wales. Seren publishes most, but not quite all, of the best poets from Wales and the Borders. Despite this geographical narrowness, the list is marked by the wide range of styles and interests; cliques and bad writing are not allowed.
Address:
Seren
2 Wyndham Street
Bridgend CF31 1EF
Shoestring Press
Specilaises in sequences rather than collections and by (usually) established but infashionable poets or poets who are being introduced to British readers for the first time, even though they are (usually) well known elsewhere. Pays paricular attention to lay-out and illustrative material which is legitimately part of th verbal text or properly enhances it.
Address:
Shoestring Press
19 Devonshire Avenue
Beeston
Nottingham NG9 1BS
Skoob Books Ltd.
The poetry titles on the SKOOB list include works by George Eliot, Rainer Maria Rilke and Peter Abbs, poets who share a depth of imagination and experience and a power of vision. It is work of containment and maturity. They are also interested in bringing to a wider audience exciting poetry from the countries of the Pacific rim.
Address:
SKOOB TWO
17 Sicillian Avenue
Southampton Row
Holborn
London WC1A
Slow Dancer
They have been in existence since 1976, specialising in the work of new writers and poets who have been unjustly neglected by bigger houses and not well known in England. The writing they accept is accessible, non-cliqueish and has a strong, though not overwhelming, transatlantic flavour.
Address:
59 Parliament Hill
London NW3 2TB
Smith / Doorstep
Financially assisted by the Arts Council of England, Kirklees Metropolitan Council and Yorkshire & Humberside Arts. They are the publishing imprint of The Poetry Business, which produces books, cassettes, pamphlets, and The North Magazine. Although based in Huddersfield, the press is in no way regionalised, and its publications represent the best of contemporary poetry. They aim for a continuing, expanding commitment to seek out innovative work of quality.
Address:
The Poetry Business
The Studio
Byram Arcade, Westgate
Huddersfield HD1 1ND
Stride
Financially assisted by South West Arts. 'One of the most impressive small presses'. (The Times Literary Supplement). A catholic list of imaginative new writing by new and established authors, a wide ranging number of poetry anthologies, and a series of 'Stride Conversation Pieces' which feature criticism and interviews.
Address:
11 Sylvan Road
Exeter
Devon EX4 6EW
Wanda Publications
Wanda promotes the poetry of the southern region through the publication of magazines and the sponsorship of writing workshops.
Address:
61 West Borough
Wimbone
Dorset BH21 1LX
Weatherlight Press
Weatherlight Press publishes editions of contemporary American poetry which would otherwise not be available in England. The books are high quality paperbacks and are generally the first editions of collections that have been previously published in America.
Address:
Windhorse Publications
Unit 1-316
The Custard Factory, Gibb Street
Digbeth
Birmingham B9 4AA

Wellsweep
Certain projects financially asisted by the Arts Council of England. They publish literary translations from Chinese. Their ultimate goal is to allow the reading public to appreciate Chinese literature with the degree of uncompromising sophistication and unalloyed enjoyment which can be found in the exploration of the other, better known literatures that have been translated into English.
Address:
1 Grove End House
150 Highgate Road
London NW5 1PD

White Adder
White Adder is particularly interested in poetry of place: landscape and mindscape; travel, exile and displacement; encounters between cultures; boundaries and margins and love poetry.
Address:
1 Forth View
Ruchlaw Mains
Stenton
East Lothian EH42 1TD


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