These are U.K. publishers that publish more than six full-length books of poetry per year (or less if they are a major imprint of other genres) and have had a title shortlisted for a recognised poetry prize in the past five years.
Anvil Press Poetry
Neptune House, 70 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RF
Tel: 020 8469 3033
Editor: Peter Jay
"Anvil publishes roughly equal quantities of original contemporary English-language poetry and poetry in translation. Much of the latter comprises poets previously unpublished in English. We have a solid
backlist of the best translations of major foreign language poets: Bei Dao, Dante, Baudelaire, Rilke, Tagore and many more. Our English-language poets include such well-known figures as Ros Barber, Dick Davis, James Harpur, Dennis O'Driscoll and Greta Stoddart."
Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland, NE48 1RP
Tel: 01434 240500
Editor: Neil Astley
"Bloodaxe Books is Britain's premier publisher of contemporary poetry, with an international reputation for quality in literature and excellence in book design. With its bold and diverse stable of new and established British, Irish, American, European and Commonwealth writers, Bloodaxe has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain"
"With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books nurtures and publishes new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality work from as broad a perspective as we are able."
"Carcanet Press is the UK's leading poetry publisher. Now in its fifth decade, it provides the most comprehensive and diverse lists of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation. The Carcanet website is an invaluable resource for reviews and author biographies, and contains full listings of published books. The poetry magazine PN Review is
produced from the same office"
Chatto & Windus see Random House
Dedalus Poetry Press
13 Moyclare Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Ireland
"Founded in 1985, Dedalus is one of the major poetry imprints in Ireland, specialising in contemporary Irish poetry and poetry from around the world in English translation. We also publish occasional prose books by poets or relating to poetry, usually with an Irish connection. AudioRoom is our occasional podcast available on iTunes. We have recently published books by Theo Dorgan, Macdara Woods, Paula Meehan, Gerry Murphy, Pat Boran and Leeanne Quinn. See website for regular special offers."
26b Caversham Road, London, NW5 2DU
Tel: 020 7482 5967
Editor: Stephen Stuart-Smith
"Enitharmon was founded in 1967 and soon established itself as one of Britain's most enterprising independent literary presses. Enitharmon Press specializes in poetry, but also publishes fiction, essays, memoirs and translations. Enitharmon Editions is one of the few British publishers to commission collaborations between distinguished artists and writers. Recent projects for Press and Editions have involved Tony Bevan, Peter Blake, Jim Dine, Maureen Duffy, Gilbert & George, Seamus Heaney, Jenny Joseph, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Harold Pinter and Paula Rego. Enitharmon is the name William Blake gave to a character representing spiritual beauty and the inspiration of the poet. The logo of the Press derives from a Blake woodcut"
Faber & Faber
Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland
Tel: 049 8541779
Editor: Peter Fallon
"Founded in 1970, The Gallery Press has published more than four hundred titles which show off the finest of new writing by established and emerging Irish authors. It has been our pleasure and privilege to publish books of Irish poetry, drama and, on rare occasions, prose. Marked by careful editing and simple, elegant design, for forty years The Gallery Press has been recognized as Ireland's pre-eminent literary publishing house."
Jonathan Cape see Random House
Oversteps Books Ltd
6 Halwell House, South Pool, nr Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RX
Editor: Alwyn Marriage
"Oversteps, which was formed in 1992, now publishes about a dozen beautifully produced books each year. Competition to be included in the list is intense and it is essential that poets wishing to submit should follow the submissions policy outlined on the website. Oversteps poets, many of whom are prizewinners in major competitions, also give readings all round Britain and abroad."
Peepal Tree Press
17 King's Avenue, Leeds, LS6 1QS
Tel: 0113 2451703
Editor: Jeremy Poynting
"Peepal Tree Press is the home of the best in Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies."
Penguin Books Ltd
80 The Strand, London, WC2R 0RL
Picador Pan Macmillan Ltd
20 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RR
Tel: 020 7014 6000
Editor: Don Paterson
20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, SW1V 2SA.
For JONATHAN CAPE and CHATTO & WINDUS
Tel: 020 7840 8400
Editor: Robin Robertson
57 Nolton Street, Bridgend CF31 3AE, UK
Tel. 01656 663018
"Seren is an independent literary publisher which, in its thirty year history, has established a strong reputation for its poetry. Poets published by Seren are regularly shortlisted for - or win - major poetry prizes, including the Forward, TS Eliot and Costa Award. Our list mixes well-established figures with exciting new voices, among them Pascale Petit, Sheenagh Pugh, Owen Sheers, Kathryn Simmonds, Carol Rumens, John Haynes, Paul Henry and Siobhán Campbell."
58 Velwell Road, Exeter, EX4 4LD
Tel: 01392 434511
Editor: Tony Frazer
"Shearsman Books is a specialist poetry publisher with an interest in what might loosely be termed the "modernist tradition" but also with an open mind as to other directions in contemporary writing. In addition there is a strong translation list and a recently- inaugurated Classics series,
which seeks to fill gaps on shelves. The press publishes
over 40 books each year, as well as a biannual magazine."