About

Against the Grain Poetry Press is an innovative small independent poetry publisher dedicated to publishing challenging, well-crafted poetry. We love writing that is moving and provocative from strong, fresh, diverse voices.

We produce beautiful, starkly-designed, high quality books and pamphlets with high production values and an edgy appeal.

We have an annual submissions window for pamphlets selecting four of the best for publication.

Established in 2017 we work closely with our poets, launching their books at The Poetry Café, London or online during the pandemic.

We ran a poem competition in 2018 and 2019.

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Editors
Abegail Morley
Karen Dennison
Jessica Mookherjee

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Sarah Mnatzaganian wins the Saboteur Award 2022

We could not be more thrilled for Sarah and her well-deserved win for her wonderfully moving pamphlet, Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter “Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter” is an exploration of connection, roots and family relationships through the nourishing qualities of food. Sarah Mnatzaganian’s poems are tender and compassionate. Family is a symbol of support … Continue reading Sarah Mnatzaganian wins the Saboteur Award 2022

Emma Lee reviews Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter by Sarah Mnatzaganian

The wonderful Emma Lee’s has read and reviewed one of our latest pamphlets… “Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter” is an exploration of connection, roots and family relationships through the nourishing qualities of food. Sarah Mnatzaganian’s poems are tender and compassionate. Family is a symbol of support and love that allows its members to find their … Continue reading Emma Lee reviews Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter by Sarah Mnatzaganian

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