Press Release: Miscellaneous Announcements
Making Love And War: Maverick Indie Press Launches Romantic Poetry Book And Declares War On Traditional Publishing
Posted at 1:54PM Monday 07 Jan 2013
The Emma Press is pleased to announce both its own launch and the publication of The Flower and the Plough, a collection of love poems by young British poet Rachel Piercey.
Starting as it means to go on, the Emma Press presents a book which is sweet, touching and illustrated, designed to be as beautiful as it is accessible, i.e. very.
Romantic but never sentimental, Piercey brings her characteristic emotional and linguistic clarity to her treatment of love and across the twelve poems builds up a nuanced study of passion, heartache and bitterness.
About Rachel Piercey
Rachel studied English Literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford. She was president of the Oxford Poetry Society and won the Newdigate Prize in 2008 with her poem Returning, 1945.
After graduating, she became a travel guide editor at Duncan Petersen Publishing and co-authored Rome Walks with John Fort, before returning to university to take an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway in 2010-11. When she's not writing, Rachel works as an Education Assistant and editor of Young Poets Network at the Poetry Society.
About the Emma Press
The Emma Press is dedicated to publishing books which are funny, sweet, and easy on the eye. Founded in response to the facelessness of major publishing houses, the Emma Press is a callback to the publishing start-ups of the 20th century, where the books published reflected the founder's tastes and views.
Founder Emma Wright says: 'I set up the Emma Press because I wanted to be involved in every stage of the book production process and be free to do everything my own way. You could call this my teenage rebellion against corporate publishing.
'I reject the equation of professionalism with detachment and I think people are growing tired of services delivered by giant anonymous brands that provide knock-down prices but no sense of the imaginations behind them. With the Emma Press, I'll be publishing books that I believe need to exist, either because they have the potential to delight or because they have something important to say.'
For more information about the book, please contact Emma Wright: emma (at) theemmporium dot com
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