We understand that these are extraordinary and extremely worrying times for many people and Maytree would like to send some love out into the world. If you’ve found that you’re having to self-isolate or are looking for that perfect gift for family and friends then why not take advantage of our limited offer.
Pop over to our on-line shop now where you can purchase eight Maytree poetry pamphlets for a special price of only £40.00. This includes free UK postage.
Please let us know if you’d like to take advantage of this offer but have already purchased individual pamphlets and we’ll refund the difference.
March sees the release of our first Three Trees special edition, Fizz and Hiss by Johanna Boal.
Three Trees editions are not only unique for their striking black and white designs but Maytree Press has promised to donate a minimum of twenty books to chosen schools, libraries and community groups. The recipients have been chosen in consultation with the author. We are delighted that our first batch have already been sent off to the library at HMP Humber and we can’t wait to contact to the two schools that Johanna has chosen to receive future copies.
Priced at only £7.00 with free UK postage, you can now order Fizz and Hiss direct from Johanna or from our on-line store.
Don’t miss this opportunity to start your truly unique Three Trees collection of beautiful poetry pamphlets.
Whilst we may dream of those darling buds of May, rough winds have indeed shaken Maytree HQ over the past month but, undeterred, we’ve continued our plans for the year ahead and those endless summer days.
First Kiss is a remarkable debut collection from Yorkshire born writer Cara L Mckee due for release in May 2020. The cover features the painting Ophelia by renowned British artist Annie Ovenden. We can’t begin to tell you how thrilled we are that Annie allowed the use of the image and offered such kind words about Maytree. You can find out more about Annie from her Wikipedia page here
Cara, who now lives on the west coast of Scotland, initially came to our attention after submitting a selection of wonderful poems to The Poetry Village. Her poetry has also been widely published in other places such as Anima Magazine, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat & Tears, and 404 Ink. We can’t wait to share more of her work with you in the near future.
Don’t forget, The Poetry Village is now back open for submission for our new environmental project, Earth Shadow. Find out more here
It may be cold and wet outside but with spring just round the corner what better way to celebrate than with a charm of greenfinch.
The Collective Nouns For Birds is a stunning debut collection featuring twenty four poems from award winning short story writer, Amanda Huggins.
Love, loss, family and relationships are explored between the elemental rhythms of the sea and a backdrop of the natural world.
Featuring wonderful cover art from Alice Parker, The Collective Nouns For Birds has already become another Maytree classic. Don’t just take our word though – read the reviews on our updated Reviews page.
The Collective Nouns For Birds is now available to order from our shop for delivery on its official release date, 28 February 2020.
We are delighted to announce that our much anticipated new anthology celebrating the world of music and music festivals is now available to pre-order. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of the most entertaining poetry collections of 2020. Featuring poems from Ian Humphreys, Oz Hardwick, Ed Reiss, Alison Lock, Gaia Holmes, Martin Malone, Maria Isakova Bennett, Tom Weir, Amanda Huggins and many more.
Green Fields is not only one of the most delightful anthologies due this year but, in troubled times, one of the most important. A truly groundbreaking project.
Order now direct from our shop for delivery in March. Thank you.
We are delighted to announce the world-wide release of The Marriage Hearse, a brand new collection from acclaimed poet, Lucy Newlyn.
Lucy Newlyn is a retired academic, who taught English for over thirty years at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where she is now an Emeritus Fellow. In addition to academic books and articles on English Romanticism, she has published three collections of poetry: Ginnel (Carcanet, 2005), Earth’s Almanac (Enitharmon, 2015) and Vital Stream (Carcanet, 2019). She was for a number of years Literary Editor of the Oxford Magazine, and she co-founded the Hall Writers’ Forum. She lives and writes in Cornwall.
Featuring 44 new poems, The Marriage Hearse explores the lives of a childless young couple in Edwardian England. A truly heartbreaking collection with a narrative that will take the reader from cover to cover again and again. Available now from our on-line shop. Free postage and packing to UK address. A collection to be savoured.
The cover artwork features the painting, Dipyn o ddrws by Wil Rowlands. You can find out more about Wil’s work here
For review enquiries or trade orders please use the contact page.
We are delighted to welcome Matt Duggan to Maytree Press with his third chapbook, The Kingdom.
Matt was born in Bristol in 1971 and now lives in Newport, Wales with his partner Kelly. His poems have appeared in many journals such as Potomac Review, Foxtrot Uniform, Dodging the Rain, Here Comes Everyone, Osiris Poetry Journal, The Blue Nib, The Poetry Village, The Journal, The Dawntreader, The High Window, The Ghost City Review, L’ Ephemere Review, Confluence, Marble and Polarity.
In 2015 Matt won the Erbacce Prize for Poetry with his first full collection of poems Dystopia 38.10. In 2017 Matt won the Into the Void Poetry Prize with his poem Elegy for Magdalene.
Matt’s two previous chapbooks, One Million Tiny Cuts (Clare Song Birds Publishing House) and A Season in Another World (Thirty West Publishing House) were both published both in 2018.
In 2019 Matt was one of the winners of the Naji Naaman Literary Prize (Honours for
Complete Works). His second full collection, Woodworm (Hedgehog Poetry Press) was
published in July 2019.
In The Kingdom we find the poet in reflective mood, re-visiting those places once travelled, catching again those moments that stain as memories before seamlessly entwining these images with stories from literature and mythology. The Kingdom is a truly remarkable collection and will be available from the 10 April 2020.