About Us

Worple Press was founded in 1997 and is co-directed by Peter and Amanda Carpenter.

Our list is dominated by collections of poetry, but we also produce arts titles.

We like to showcase new writing and we welcome diversity of format and approach (anthologies, translations, interviews, dictionaries).

Above all, we look for excellence.

Some of our authors are justly world famous: Iain Sinclair, Elizabeth Cook, Clive Wilmer and Kevin Jackson, for example.

We have an established reputation for high quality publication standards:

Worple aims to produce books that are a pleasure to handle as well as to read.

We have an international outlook: Worple publishes writers based in Japan, France, the USA and Ireland as well as from the UK.

We acknowledge previous funding assistance from Arts Ireland and the Arts Council and have worked with the Arvon Foundation and the Jerwood Trust.

Some comments about Worple Press

“Worple is one of the good new presses capable of enriching and adding spice to the productions of the major publishing houses. Their list includes fine work by Beverley Bie Brahic, Anthony Wilson, Peter Kane Dufault, Clive Wilmer and Elizabeth Cook.”

George Szirtes, Poetry London

“Worple includes Clive Wilmer and Kevin Jackson in their list. With Peter Kane Dufault’s Looking in All Directions they have got off to a stupendous start and are to be congratulated on making available the work of a generally unknown and very powerful writer — the best ‘new’ poet I have come across for some time.”

Matt Simpson, Critical Survey

“Worple seeks ‘the unrecognised with an international feel – it publishes the unjustly ignored, those starting out, as well as those seeking to consolidate’.”

Peter Finch, Writers’ Yearbook 2004