The Emma Press to publish anthology of poems about motherhood
The Emma Press is publishing a remarkable collection of poems about motherhood on Thursday 27th February 2014. The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood, edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright, will feature thirty-two poets, including Kathryn Maris, Clare Pollard, Carole Bromley, Jacqueline Saphra and Catherine Smith.
The Anthology of Motherhood is a nuanced selection of poems which consider motherhood from a variety of perspectives, exploring the darker shades of parenthood as well as celebrating the more positive aspects of the experience. The collection as a whole acknowledges the strain and complexity of feelings associated with the state of motherhood with rare honesty and sensitivity.
Publisher Emma Wright says: ‘We wanted to reflect as wide a range of views about motherhood as possible, and to represent motherhood in a way that was fair but not sentimentalised. We were very lucky with the number and calibre of submissions we received from across the world, which allowed us to create an anthology of which we are truly proud.’
The Emma Press Anthology of Motherhood will be launching alongside the Australian poet Kristen Roberts’ debut pamphlet The Held and the Lost at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall, London, on Tuesday 27th February, 7-9pm. Both books are available to buy from theemmapress.com (£10 and £5 respectively) and available to order from all bookshops.