About

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.

Editors
Abegail Morley
Karen Dennison
Jessica Mookherjee

Recent Posts

S. A. Leavesley is a finalist in this year’s Eyelands Book Award

, We’re delighted for ATG poet S. A. Leavesley (Sarah James) whose pamphlet, How to Grow Matches, was one of this year’s finalists. The full list of finalists in the Poetry Category: The Nurseryman – Arthur Allen / Scotland Captain Fly’s Bucketlist – Agnes Marton / Luxembourg Blood Moon – Andrea Jarvis / USA Poems … Continue reading S. A. Leavesley is a finalist in this year’s Eyelands Book Award

Denise Bundred’s Anatomy Theatre takes third prize in the Ledbury Poetry Competition

Congratulations to all the winners, first prize-winner, Elisabeth Murawski, second-prize winner, Sarah Wimbush and especially to third prize winner and ATG’s poet Denise Bundred whose pamphlet, Litany of a Cardiologist will be published in spring 2020. Denise Bundred was a consultant paediatric cardiologist in Liverpool and has an MA in Creative Writing. She is a Fellow of … Continue reading Denise Bundred’s Anatomy Theatre takes third prize in the Ledbury Poetry Competition

Claire Walker launches Collision with Sarah Doyle and Cheryl Pearson

Such a fabulous celebration at The Poetry Café yesterday and what great readings from all! Huge thanks go to Cheryl Pearson and Sarah Doyle – “the bridesmaids” as Sarah described them! It is such a joy to hear your new poets read their work and celebrate their new books with them.  Congratulations Claire!! Thanks everyone who came to support. … Continue reading Claire Walker launches Collision with Sarah Doyle and Cheryl Pearson

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