Against the Grain Poetry Press is a new, innovative small independent poetry publisher dedicated to publishing challenging, well-crafted poetry.

Our aim is to produce beautiful works of art, with high production values and an edgy appeal, that are both provocative and moving.

We want our poets to be seen and heard and we print starkly designed high-quality pamphlets and run launch events and signings.

The beat of our drum is our own and we strive to select strong, fresh, diverse voices.

Abegail Morley
Karen Dennison
Jessica Mookherjee


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Against the Grain Press 2019

Originally posted on The Poetry Shed:
As Against the Grain Press is over one year old it is popping up on various indie press lists – Happenstance creates a well-compiled list and Mslexia has just been in touch to add up to theirs. So what have we been doing during this time? Our first publication…

And the winners are..

We’re delighted to announce the results of our Against the Grain 2018 single poem competition. Congratulations to our winners and commended entries. Winners First prize £100 – Jane Wilkinson for Diptych Second prize £50 – Eithne Lannon for The Swan Third prize £25 – Sarah Gibbons for Selkie Wives Commended Olga Dermott-Bond – Sonnet of … Continue reading And the winners are..

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