Drunk Muse Press
Wildly good poetry books
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STOP PRESS . . . We are now taking orders for Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour's new book 'I Sing From the Window of Exile' (£12.50. inc p&p. 164 pages. UK orders only until
mid-March. International orders to follow)
WATCH OUT FOR THESE DRUNK MUSE BOOKS AND POETS - 2023 ONWARDS
Mark Vernon Thomas: ‘Dancing with Shadows and Stones’ marks a remarkable debut collection full of wit and invention. A relative newcomer to the Scottish poetry circuit, Mark’s reputation is fast growing.
Julie McNeill: Football makar, feminist and keen observer of daily life, Julie’s poems are uplifting and insightful. ‘Something Small’ is sure to be one of the most popular Scottish poetry books of the year.
Dareen Tatour: Palestinian poet Dareen reflects on her homeland, in ‘I Sing from the Window of Exile’, her first bilingual Arabic and English volume of poems.
Holly Magill: April: Wry and poignant, ‘20’ is Holly’s sharp-eyed take on navigating early adulthood in the 1990s.
Marcas Mac an Tuairneir: ‘Cruinneachadh – A Gathering’ brings together a diversity of poets in numerous languages. Marcas has collated their work in a groundbreaking volume that pairs poetry in its original tongue and in translation.
Mohammed Moussa: Shortlisted for the 2022 global Index on Censorship fellowship, Palestinian writer Mohammed is the renowned founder of the Gaza Poets Society. Now living in Istanbul, he writes directly from experience of exile, love, loss and war.
Alistair Lawrie: A well-kent face in north-east Scotland’s poetry circles, and a widely admired poet, Alistair writes in English and Scots for this much-overdue first solo collection.
Andy Murray: Former journalist Andy mines a deep seam of experience for a debut collection of poems which alternate between contemporary and historical social and political observation.
Late 2023/early 2024: Watch out for more information on our ‘openers’ for 2024 – new books by Cait O’Neill McCullagh, Martin MacIntyre and Kevin Cadwallender.
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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'I SING FROM THE WINDOW OF EXILE' . . . PRE-ORDERS ACCEPTED NOW. SEE 'SHOP'
Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour shot to worldwide attention when she was jailed by Israeli authorities in 2016 for the 'crime' of writing a poem titled 'Resist, my people, resist them'. Her experiences were chronicled in her memoir 'My Threatening Poem', published by Drunk Muse Press. Now, 'I Sing From the Window of Exile' - published again by Drunk Muse Press - brings her first collection of poems in English translation, alongside the original Arabic texts, and offers a comprehensive view of this brave and defiant poet.
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Please note: we are not accepting new submissions for 2023