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My alphabetical list of some important poetribes, events, small and less small presses and links to their web pages, blogs, or social media doobries

Against the Grain Poetry Press
indie small press publishing, Big Smoke
Arachne Press
indie small press publishing
Arc Publications
contemporary small press publishing, Lancs
The Artel Press
indie small press publishing, Scouse
Bad Betty Press
indie small press poetry publishing, Big Smoke
Bloodaxe Books
poetry publishing, Brum
Burdizzo Books
indie small press publisher, mostly horror, also Burdizzo Bards, Walsall
Burning Eye Books
indie small press publishing, SouWest
Caffe Grande Slam
monthly slam event, Doodlay
Carcanet Press
indie modern, classical, translation, poetry and fiction, Mancs
The Emma Press
indie small press poetry and fiction, Brum
Enitharmon Editions
allsorts, Big Smoke
Erbacce Press
radical indie small press, Scouse
spoken word gigs and tickets, also splurges other unrelated boring stuff, wherever
Face Press
indie small press pamphlets, aether
Famous Poets and Poems
resource of those that made it BIG, international (Who is Tadeusz Rozewicz? Tut-tut!)
Fire and Dust
poetry open mic, special guests, 1st Thurs, Cov
Fly On The Wall Press
indie small press publisher with a conscience, collections, aether
indie small press, books, pamphlets, downloads, aether
Hedgespoken Press
indie small press publisher, chapbooks, SouWest
Indigo Dreams Publishing
indie small press poetry, annual Geoff Stevens Prize, SouWest
Iron Press
indie small press publishing, collections, pamphlets
Ink, Sweat and Tears
Ledbury Poetry Festival
Lichfield Literature Festival
Lichfield obvs
Literary Hub
- 30 poets, some living poets of some note for stepping lightly through with Doc Martins and pointe shoes
Mel Wardle Woodend
Staffordshire Poet Laureate 2019-2022
Neon Books
tiny indie literary magazine and chapbook press
Ooh Beehive
slam events, Swindon??
Penteract Press
indie small press poetry publishing, constrained formal visual pamphlets
Platypus Press
indie small press poetry publishing, contemporary poetry and prose
The Poetry Business/Smith Doorstop
indie small press publishing, books, pamphlets, audio, ebooks, NorEast
The Poet’s Billow
competitions, services and resources for poets
Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists
Poetry tag team, event organisers for Walsall’s Yes We Cant (among others) - Emma Purshouse, Steve Pottinger, Dave Pitt, Wolvo
Red Squirrel
indie small press publishing, poetry collections and pamphlets, Scots
Salt Publishing
small press publishing, poetry collections and anthologies
Scottish Poetry Library
Library, Poetry, Scottish. What can I tell you?
Sidekick Books
indie small press publishing, hybrid collaborative poetry, alt, Big Smoke
Spoken Worlds
sort of monthly event, not yet gone for a Burton
Stafford Literature Festival

it’s in Stafford, it’s literature, it’s a festival. 🤗



Tears in the Fence

bi-annual magazine, UK & France

(+ Oz + USA - pending)

Templar Poetry
indie small press publishing, poetry, fiction, Iota magazine, Peak
Valley Press
indie small press publishing, collections, Scaerb’ra and the World
Verve Poetry Press
Walsall Festival of Words
hopefully annual event, 2-3 days, not Warsaw
Walsall Writers’ Circle,
A circle of writers in Walsall 
Waterloo Press
indie publishing collective, anthologies, collections &c, radical aesthetic
Wild Pressed Books
indie publishing,
Wolverhampton Lit Fest
annual week-long multi-venue event, Wolvo
Word Stafford
monthly evening’s poetry entertainment and slam, Stafford
Worcester LitFest and Fringe
A litfest in Worcester for a week
Write Out Loud
poetry news, resources, superb poetry gig guide, national UK + the world

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