V. Press is delighted to head into Spring with two new poetry titles interwoven with nature and three special Spring/Easter pamphlet bundles.
Sarah Doyle's poetry chapbook, Something so wild and new in this feeling Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals Reimagined, was released on 2 March 2021.
SPRING/EASTER BUNDLES *
V. Press is delighted to have three double-pamphlet bundle offers available from now until the end of April 2021.
In and out of this world bundle: Blue Dot Aubade and Hierarchy of Needs for £11.99 including postage and packing for U.K. delivery
"[...] At times playful, at times poignant, these intelligent poems illuminate our environment in the broadest sense: they give us a new view of our universe and our relationship to it. An engaging, original debut." V. Press Guest Editor Carrie Etter
More on Blue Dot Aubade and a sample poem can be found here.
"We do not exist without nature, though more and more these days, we seem to be expected to. In this book, Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory is used as a narrative to consider the entwining of both nature’s and our own human needs. [...]" Jane Burn
More on Hierarchy of Needs and a sample poem can be found here.
Community bundle: Winter with Eva and Checkout for £11.99 including postage and packing for U.K. delivery
"Elaine Baker writes so beautifully about love: macrocosmic passion and domestic comfort are drawn with sharp, sensual tenderness. But Winter with Eva is also a timely sociopolitical exploration and a gripping page-turner of a pamphlet, one to read carefully yet compulsively in a single sitting." Rachel Piercey
More on Winter with Eva and a sample poem can be found here.
"In a time where high street shops are declining or under threat, Checkout is a timely ode, set in Middle England with a ‘cadenced heart,/ alert to daily rhythms, oiled/ by traffic, chips and friends.’" Roy Mcfarlane
More on Checkout and a sample poem can be found here.
Survival bundle: art brut and Scare Stories for £11.99 including postage and packing for U.K. delivery
More on art brut and a sample poem can be found here.
"The poems in Scare Stories offer us exactly that: a series of richly populated narratives that show the contemporary moment as a grotesque and fearful nightmare. This is a world of war and refugees, high politics and helicopters, sex and suffering as entertainment. Somewhere at the root of things is money. It’s all delivered in sharp quatrains whose flamboyant rhyming makes it more brutal, not less. [..]" Tony Williams
"David Clarke conjures up post-apocalyptic visions that are uncomfortably close to our present. All of humanity is played out here, from gamers to generals, the whole bitingly observed. Scare Stories is a frightening mirror, but it’s also compelling and hypnotic, I dare you to look away." Claire Trévien
More on Scare Stories and a sample poem can be found here.
* Offers intended for U.K. delivery only and valid until the end of 30 April 2021 only.
V. Press editor Sarah Leavesley has been bowled over by the quality and range of the flash fiction submissions received during the February/March 2021 submissions window.
A big thank you to everyone who shared the call-out and to all those who have responded.
She is currently enjoying reading your submissions, while anticipating some very very difficult decisions ahead!
Stella Backhouse, Here Comes Everyone, full review here
For more information, a sample poem and to order Making Tracks by Katy Wareham Morris, please click here.