Only the Shining Hours by Barbara Hickson
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
2M ago
We are thrilled to see the release of Barbara’s second Maytree publication, Only the Shining Hours. Published to coincide with World Poetry Day on Thursday, Barbara will be announcing some launch events later in the year. Only the Shining Hours hovers around light and its absence. Here are poems that bathe under the summer sun, and poems that feel their way into dark corners where secrets hide. Others weave through the colours of the spectrum, or slip between time, between worlds, between species. Together, they explore the many guises of light and darkness, encountering the shades and shadows ..read more
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Snowlines – Rebecca Gethin
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
5M ago
We are delighted to reveal the cover for Rebecca’s new collection which will be released on the 2 February 2024. Snowlines is a collection based on Rebecca’s experience of finding her family’s roots in the Ligurian Alps and where her father was a partisan in WW2. The poems come from reflections while exploring the valley and beyond.  Rebecca found the village where her Italian family had come from by chance (after research had failed) and subsequently learned much about the history of the area and its wildlife. However, the more she learned the more she realised that history is unknowable ..read more
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Out of the North – cover reveal
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
8M ago
We are very excited to reveal the cover for Maytree 47. Out of the North by Tracy Patrick features stunning artwork by Saltaire based artist, Paula Dunn. An intriguing long poem sequence, Out of the North takes the reader into the horror of the First World War and the life of the Reverend Joseph Johnston who, despite his loyalty to the soldiers he served, condemned the conflict and the failure of society and religion to stop the fighting. Out of the North will be available from the 20 October 2023. You can find out more about Tracy here: https://www.tracypatrick.org/ And you can find Paula’s ..read more
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Right of Way – Michael Brown
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
9M ago
It’s been a while but we’re delighted to be back with news of our next publication and details of a very special limited edition of Maytree 001. Right of Way by Michael Brown will be released on the 29 September 2023 and we can’t wait to share this wonderful collection with you. The cover features the fabulous work of York based artist Myles Linley who Maytree readers may remember from his wonderful collaboration with Nick Allen for the collection, Between Two rivers. In Right of Way the poems connect with the ideas of movement/change/journey and childhood to adulthood transits. Migration, th ..read more
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Local universes
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
1y ago
We are thrilled to announce that local universes by Nick Allen is now available online and from our store. In local universes, Nick describes the poems as the things seen or experienced within walking distance of his house. ‘I guess you could say it began with the first lockdown and the recommendation for an hour’s walk each day in your neighbourhood, combined with Blake’s idea of seeing the world in a grain of sand’. local universes will be available direct from the author during the following events: Saltaire Arts Trail, 27 and 29 May 2023 – taking place throughout the village ..read more
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Maytree 45 Cover Reveal
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
1y ago
To celebrate our forty fifth publication, we are very excited to release details of a special collaboration between poet, Pauline Rowe and photographer, AJ Wilkinson. Vestige was first conceived as a multimedia exhibition curated by Thomas Dukes at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. Initially titled, Sleeping in the Middle, the exhibition included AJ’s photographs taken during a period when his long term relationship of 25 years was coming to an end and poems written by Pauline in response to these images. Vestige is a continuation of this special collaborative process and continues the respon ..read more
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Maytree 42 – cover reveal
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
1y ago
We are delighted to reveal our first cover of 2023. The Undoing by Elizabeth Stott features the sublime painting, Spooky Action at a Distance by Cumbrian based artist Alison Critchlow. Elizabeth describes the poems in The Undoing as a diverse selection linked as an exploration of selfhood and our place in the universe. The Undoing will be released on the 28 April 2023 and we’ll have news of launch events coming very soon. Knowing She slips the loose dress right off when the young doctor comes to examine her. She wears nothing underneath and the doctor can see everything. Coyly, she looks up at ..read more
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Two Poems – January
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
1y ago
Welcome to 2023 at Maytree. We can’t quite believe that we’re now beginning our fourth year of poetry publishing and preparing to launch what will be our forty second publication out into the world. If you’ve signed up to our newsletter then you will have already received our email inspired by the colour blue featuring news of new publications for spring and details of some of the many wonderful books already available in our online store. It’s easy to sign up and don’t worry about spam as we’re really not that sort of operation – you’ll receive a newsletter with offers and news approximately ..read more
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How it will happen
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by Maytree Press
1y ago
We are delighted to confirm the release of the winning entry of the 2022 Three Trees Portfolio Award. How it will happen by Lisa Blackwell was chosen from ten shortlisted entries for its compelling and memorable set of mainly prose poems that explore various formative experiences across several years. Discussing the poems, guest editor, Roy Marshall, described how the form amplified the intensity of the narrative voice. A collection of emotionally engaging work, giving a sense of deeply felt experience, at various times shocking, brutal, darkly- funny and tender. A book for our times – don’t m ..read more
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New for 2023
Maytree Press
by Maytree Press
1y ago
We are thrilled to release details of the poets (and photographer) who will be joining Maytree in 2023. Thank you to everyone who submitted during our recent open submissions window. It is very humbling that writers continue to trust us with their work as we move into our fourth year. For all those who we’ve had to say no to (and everyone should have received a reply), we wish you all the best with your search for publication. Our portfolio award will open again in the spring, so please don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to avoid missing out on future opportunities. This year, the qua ..read more
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