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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Competition Winners

Being asked to judge the Against The Grain Poetry Press competition was both an honour and a joy, but also a responsibility. My sense of all three deepened as I read the nearly 600 poems entered for this year’s contest. These were wide-ranging in form, style and content including: contemporary life, love and loss; narratives, … Continue reading Competition Winners

Olga Dermott-Bond – pamphlet, poetics and Poetry Café launch

We’re delighted to be publishing Olga Dermott-Bond’s pamphlet, apple, fallen this spring with a launch at The Poetry Café on March 21st (along with the brilliant Litany of the Cardiologist by Denise Bundred). We’re hoping 2020 will be a successful year for all our poets and we’ve been catching up with them lately to discover their … Continue reading Olga Dermott-Bond – pamphlet, poetics and Poetry Café launch

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