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Welcome to Offa’s Press

Offa’s Press is dedicated to publishing and promoting the best in contemporary West Midland poetry and poets. It will do this through a series of publications and performances where the watchword will be ‘good on the page and good on stage’.

Offa’s Press is eclectic in range. It receives some development funding from Arts Council England and is run as a co-operative by a number of regional writers and poets with Simon Fletcher the Editor / Manager.

For information about current submissions please go to the submissions page for further details. Please browse this website for further news and events and please support Offa’s Press by buying its products and attending events.

Latest News

Offa’s poets Emma Purshouse, Dave Reeves, Jeff Phelps and Simon Fletcher have been chosen as ‘poets on loan’ for 2017-19 by the
ACE-funded Poetry on Loan project. Over that time the poets will be
popping up in libraries across the region.

“This is great news and will be a wonderful show-case for Offa’s Press and the poets themselves,” commented manager Simon Fletcher.


Offa’s Press is not currently looking for any submissions.


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New Titles Available Now

 

Bo Crowder – Euphony

Kuli Kohli – Patchwork

Jeff Phelps – Wolverhampton Madonna

 


Emma Purshouse interviews Win Saha

Read the interview here…

 

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The view from Offa’s Dyke, photo by Dave Finchett.

Offa was king of the Mercians back in the late 8th century and forged what we call the West Midlands from his power-base at Tamworth. He ruled over much of England and was known as Rex Anglorum or king of the English. Offa’s Dyke he had built as a border with the Welsh. Offa was also an internationalist having friendly ties to the French king Charlemagne.

Why the name Offa’s Press?
Offa was king of the Mercians back in the late 8th century and forged what we call the West Midlands from his power-base at Tamworth. He ruled over much of England and was known as Rex Anglorum or king of the English. Offa’s Dyke he had built as a border with the Welsh. Offa was also an internationalist having friendly ties to the French king Charlemagne.

Poetry on Loan – Nailmakers’ Daughters chosen as recommended reading.

Poetry on Loan 2016