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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.

Breaking News

David Bingham, author of The Chatter of Crows, will be appearing in a BBC documentary called Utopia over the next three weeks. The programmes are on BBC4 at 9pm on Tuesdays 8th, 15th & 22nd August. It looks very interesting. See if you can catch David!


The deadline for submissions to the Black Country anthology is now closed.

Offa’s Press is not currently looking for any further submissions.
Neither is Offa’s Press looking for any other poets’ work at the moment.


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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