‘The Alchemy of 42’ by Polly Stretton is dark, speculative, and sometimes bizarre—these are her lenses and through them we view scenes that comfort and distress, thrill and mesmerise.
Debut poet Sunita Thind explores the Indian, female perspective and gives an insight into Punjabi culture in the UK today. Poetry like this is not usually visible in the mainstream and provides readings of lush and exotic imaginings. Drawing immensely from her dual Punjabi and UK heritage to display poems layered in dense imagery, aContinue reading “Sunita Thind—The Barging Buddhi and Other Poems—Virtual Book Launch”
And today we celebrate the publication of the eBook ‘Pressed Flowers’ poetry anthology pamphlet – happy days! To get your copy click here.
To celebrate the forthcoming eBook version of ‘Pressed Flowers’ click here to see contributor Sarah Leavesley aka Sarah James YouTube video of ‘Speaking with Flowers’ featured in the pamphlet.
‘The Myth’ – Young Writer Anthology 2019 ‘The Jar Thief’ – Flash Fiction Anthology 2019
A wonderful, touching launch evening with all the poets who wrote for Pressed Flowers. This anthology of poems is an uplifting collection of poetry from poets in Worcestershire and beyond. Pressed Flowers, collated by Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019 Charley Barnes and Polly Stretton of Black Pear Press is full of joy and beauty. Get yourContinue reading “‘Pressed Flowers’”
Emma…steps into a world where even a family fishing boat becomes a tool for acts of the darkest criminality…
Reviews Pick Your Own is a beautiful collection of poems which prove that time travel is, in fact, possible. The childhood memories are particularly impressive and well captured. The sense of loss, of a father and of a child self, permeates the collection. There are moments that caught my heart – especially in Creature –Continue reading “Pick Your Own”