Teika is the founder and managing editor of Mother's Milk Books

2019 book round-up

As we approach the end of 2019, it's the perfect time to look back at the books we've been reading this year and to choose some favourites.Helen Lloyd: Skipping the obvious Atwoods etc., Max Porter's Lanny has stuck with me, with a really haunting small child at its heart. And I've just finished – and sobbed over – A Short History of Falling by Joe...
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Results of the 2018 Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize

Today I am very pleased to be able to share the results of our 2018/2019 Poetry Prize. Many, many thanks to all those who entrusted us with their writing (I have made a note of some excellent poets I want to keep an eye on!), and huge thanks to the judges, Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris, for reading, considering and making final decisions...
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Guest — patricia Bro
9 1/2 cm : the epidural image of ice-cold nitrogen up streaming the speaker's spine and elongated Nosferatu figures behind the mak... Read More
Saturday, 28 September 2019 01:06
Guest — Michéle Beeck
Thank you Patricia! A wonderful commentary of 91/2 cm - Very much appreciated. ... Read More
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Welcome to the authors of The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5!

Now that all the contracts have been signed, sealed and delivered, I am delighted to be able to announce the authors of the upcoming The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5, which will be published either late this summer or autumn time. They are:Becky CherrimanNoel ChidwickCarys CrossenDonna DayRosie GarlandKim GravellKatie GraySarah HindmarshJonty Le...
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Interview with Jess Thomas, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (fiction category)

​Thanks so much to Jess for taking part in this Q&A and offering up such useful insights. Jess also deserves double thanks because she's the behind-the-scenes star who's volunteered her time to helping me deal with the poetry prize submissions, so that I can catch up with other things, like publishing posts and sending off parcels of books. Tha...
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Interview with Laura Potts, winner of the 2017 Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

Huge thanks to Laura for taking the time to take part in this Q&A - I'm absolutely delighted to have such a talented young poet share her insights here. I hope it inspires poets of all ages to enter our competition! (Below image courtesy Laura Potts.) Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle ...
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