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Worple Press was founded in 1997 and is co-directed by Peter and Amanda Carpenter. We publish collections of poetry, and arts titles. We like to showcase new writing and we welcome diversity of format and approach. Above all, we look for excellence. Read more »
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We are delighted to announce our first event as part of the Senate House Poets in the Library series. Join us on 21st November 2013 for readings from Elizabeth Cook, John Greening, Michael McKimm and Worple’s co-director Peter Carpenter.
The event will take place from 6.30-8.30 pm in the Durning-Lawrence Library in Senate House, London (entrance through the main reception on Malet Street) and will include a drinks reception. Books by all four poets will be available to purchase.
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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Peter Kane Dufault, at his home in New York at the age of 89. A profile of Peter by Brad Leithauser can be read on the The New Yorker here.
On 2nd November John Greening, Pauline Stainer and Maria Jastrzebska will be reading at Poetry in the Crypt, in the beautiful surroundings of St. Mary’s Church, Islington, London. John will be reading from his OxfordPoets collection To the War Poets as well as his new Worple collection Knot. The event starts at 7pm with all proceeds going to Hospice Care Kenya. Find out more here.
We are delighted to announce the publication of two new titles: Like the Living End by Peter Robinson and Fossil Sunshine by Michael McKimm.
Peter Robinson’s Like the Living End is his first collection of poems since The Returning Sky (2012), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Robinson is alive as ever in these poems touched by the passing of the years, by illness and mortality, themes that he addresses with characteristic delicacy, candour, and improvised formal poise.
Order Like The Living End here.
Michael McKimm’s Fossil Sunshine is the result of his year-long collaboration with earth scientists, exploring geology, the oil industry and climate change.
“In these poems, the language of geology is both poetic and political: basalt and limestone, quartz and jasper become urgent works of art.” – Erica Wagner
Order Fossil Sunshine here.