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Poetry book publishers

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.

Shoestring Press

19 Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, Shoestring book cover
Nottingham, NG9 1BS
Tel: 01159251827

"We specialize in sequences as well as collections and  by (usually) established but unfashionable poets or poets whom we are introducing to British readers for the first time, even though they may be well known elsewhere. As well as publishing works by U.K. poets, we also have a selection of poetry and fiction works by Greek and Australian

Templar Poetry

Templar Poetry book coverFenelon House, Kingsbridge Terrace, 58 Dale Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NB
Tel: 01629 582 500
Editor: Alexander McMillen

"Templar is an innovative poetry imprint with a growing list of  fine poets from across the British Isles and beyond published in our superbly designed collections, pamphlets and anthologies. The annual Derwent Poetry Festival in Derbyshire and many other live events present both our new and established authors with their latest titles, reflecting our committment to linking spoken word with printed works. Iota Poetry is published three times each year in collaboration with the University of Gloucestershire. All Templar titles are superbly designed and printed. Templar Poetry and the poets we publish are extensively recognised in major literary and publishing awards."

Waterloo Press

Address: Waterloo Press, 95 Wick Hall, Furze Hill, Hove BN3 1NG

"Waterloo Press is small but fast-growing, with a mandate to publish the best 'radical voices' in the UK and beyond - writers whose aesthetic, political, or cultural reach take them far beyond the cold comfort zone of post-Movement British poetics.  Our list is eclectic yet visionary, our books beautifully produced."

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