When readers buy a V. Press title, they get something more - be it a sharing of beauty, a shoulder to cry on, words that remind them they're not alone, an escape from mundane reality, inspiration, camaraderie, a chance to unwind...the possibilities are endless, and the experience unique to every reader with every title.
The sense that poetry and fiction are a pleasure that fits in alongside life and creates a wider experience as it does so, was one of the inspirations behind our Chez Nous section, suggesting wines, teas and other drinks that might be enjoyed while reading particular titles.
We're delighted that our Cultural Intern Kibriya Mehrban has come up with a new twist to this - Kibriya's 'Top Notes'.
Over the next few months, Kibriya will be creating Chez Nous 'playlists' of the music she'd recommend as capturing the sounds of forthcoming V. Press publications.
Kibriya's 'Top Notes' recommendations start with Brenda Read-Brown's Like Love:
Reasons Not to be an Idiot
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Adele – When We Were Young
Iron and Wine – Upward Over the Mountain
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Learning to Fly
At first glance, this playlist is a strange mix of sounds. Like Brenda Read-Brown’s collection Like Love, it changes as you go through it and – also like the collection – it can surprise you..."
Kibriya's full 'Top Notes' Chez Nous recommendation for Like Love can be found here.
Kibriya has also created a second new initiative for V. Press - combining poem quotes with beautiful photographs...
More info about Jinny Fisher's The Escapologist can be found here and the pamphlet pre-ordered using paypal below.
And if you're in Worcester this evening...