Drunk Muse Press
Wildly good poetry books
PRE-ORDERS NOW ACCEPTED FOR SHARON BLACK'S NEW BOOK, 'THE RED HOUSE'. Sharon's sequence of poems zooming in on the artefacts of the last silk spinning mill in France opens out to explore our own relationships with time, place and community. These taut and wonderfully observed poems typify a poet who has an unerring knack for winning awards - and amplify why that is no surprise.
OUT NOW: 'THE LEAVES OF THE YEARS', OUR NEW ANTHOLOGY IN TRIBUTE TO POET WILLIE NEILL.
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Coming soon: 'I Sing From the Window of Exile' . The first ever published collection of poems in both English and Arabic by dissident Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour.
ALSO FROM DRUNK MUSE IN 2022/23: NEW VOLUMES BY DAREEN TATOUR, MARK VERNON THOMAS, JULIE MCNEILL, HOLLY MAGILL, MOHAMMED MOUSSA, and ANDY MURRAY
Drunk Muse Press was founded in late 2020 by Neil Young and Hugh McMillan, based in Scotland, and Jessamine O' Connor in Ireland. Our purpose is to champion poetry that insists on wider attention . . . by poets with a compelling way of expressing it. The first Drunk Muse books were published in spring/summer of 2021. Watch this space for details of more to come.
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MY THREATENING POEM - THE MEMOIR OF A POET IN OCCUPATION PRISONS
Passionate, direct and rich with humanity in the face of brute force and dehumanisation, Dareen Tatour recalls her experience from arrest through imprisonment for the 'crime' of writing defiant poetry. This book, published in translation from Arabic to English for the first time, is a testimony of the power of language, poetry and the human spirit to overcome violent authority.
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