Drunk Muse Press
Wildly good poetry books
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– published September 26
Newly-published by Drunk Muse Press
George Gunn, Caithness’ Makar, is a poet whose commitment and versatility has long been a compelling feature in the Scottish poetry scene. Fiercely political, in this collection George engages with contemporary issues but maintains throughout an elegiac tone, giving this collection a continual and aching sense of loss, set always against the wide open spaces and piping seabirds of the far north.
Harry Smart’s three collections with Faber in the early 1990s established him as one of the most exciting poetical talents in the country. This is his first published collection since 1995 and answers the question of where he has been in the interim. Whether he’s talking about his upbringing, faith or his heroes at Leeds United, Harry’s poetry is tough but also full of tenderness and craft. This is a poetic rebirth worth a fanfare.
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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