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


Recent Posts

Rubery Book Award 2018 – How to Grow Matches shortlisted

Congratulations to Sarah for making it to the International Rubery Book Award 2018 shortlist – a great achievement for Sarah and for our press. To quote from the Rubery Book Award web site – How to Grow Matches S. A. Leavesley Leavesley’s poems have clarity and directness, and she writes with a great eye for significant … Continue reading Rubery Book Award 2018 – How to Grow Matches shortlisted

A Poetry Launch in June

Originally posted on Sue Wrinch:
On a scorching hot Monday in June Loose Muse proudly launched Andrena Yeats poetry collection in aid of McMillan Caring Locally and we also heard wonderful poetry from award winning poet Anna Kisby.  We began, as always with a session of Open Mic which I kicked off by reading a…

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