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Interview with Michèle Beck, winner of the 2018 Mother’s Milk Books Poetry Prize

Many thanks to last year's winner of the Poetry Prize, Michèle Beck, for taking the time to reflect on my questions and to answer them with such great insight. I hope it inspires readers to get submitting to this year's Poetry Prize. (Photo courtesy, Michèle Beck​.) Michéle Beck is an emerging poet from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Her work has...
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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
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:41
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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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2018 highlights and some of our favourite books

Having only published two books this year it may seem as though it's been a quiet year for Mother's Milk Books. But as anyone involved with a small press knows, there's a huge amount that goes on behind the scenes to: a) produce those books, b) keep making sales to enable the press to stay afloat, c) keep up-to-date with all the business administra...
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Guest — Moira Garland
I'm savouring each story as I read through The Forgotten & the Fantastical #4. After joining a short story book club I realise I'm... Read More
Monday, 31 December 2018 10:51
Guest — Teika Bellamy
So glad you're enjoying the stories of TFATF4, Moira. I do that too with short story collections. They're brilliant to dip in and ... Read More
Friday, 11 January 2019 10:52
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