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

Gratitude, Our Birthday and Free Verse: The Poetry Bookfair

Since I wrote our last blog post a lot has been going on. Those of you who receive our monthly newsletter will be more up-to-date than those who don’t but still, I always seem to be behind with relating all our news and all too often I don’t manage to get my (seemingly important) reflections on publishing onto the page and onto this blog. So in this post I’m going to try to change that.

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June Newsletter and SOS!

This is the first time that I've shared my publishing struggles in our newsletter so I decided to post this here in the hope that it'll reach even more people. Thanks!

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 12:13
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Interview with Wendy Orr, winner of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize (poetry category)

As we approach the publication of the summer issue of the inspiring natural parenting magazine, JUNO in which the pieces of the Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize winners will appear, I’m delighted to be able to share this interview on the blog. A big thank you to Wendy for taking the time to share her thoughts on motherhood, writing, and what it means to win this prize.

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Guest — Cathy Bryant
It's lovely to find out a bit about the winner. I'm inspired by the coast too - Wendy, if you ever have a collection published, pl... Read More
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 18:58
Guest — Helen
What a lovely interview - I'm really looking forward to reading your poem! I particularly like the idea of '“getting things done”... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2015 20:27
Guest — Wendy Orr
Hi Cathy, Thanks so much for your encouragement- I'm delighted you connected with the concerns of my poem so much. I loved that it... Read More
Monday, 22 June 2015 18:53
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Launching 'Hearth' at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Last Sunday, Sarah JamesAngela Topping and I arrived at The Playhouse in Cheltenham to launch their pamphlet of poetry duets, Hearth. Although we had a small audience (the clash with Wenlock Poetry Festival no doubt decreasing numbers) they were a great audience. They listened to Sarah and Angela’s poetry reading with appreciation, and then afterwards the Q&A discussion about creative collaboration, motherhood and how to find time to write amidst busy family life was lively; in fact, we nearly ran over our allotted time slot!

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The Origins of The Forgotten and the Fantastical

Welcome to ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical’ Carnival This post was written especially for inclusion in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical’ carnival, hosted by Mother’s Milk Books, to celebrate the launch of their latest collection of fairy tales for an adult audience: The Forgotten and the Fantastical. Today our participants share their thoughts on the theme ‘Fairy tales’. Please read to the end of the post for a full list of carnival participants.

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Guest — Rebecca Burland
The launch looks great, I'm glad it went so well for you. I love that your name means 'fairy tale', how beautiful, clearly this bo... Read More
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 20:37
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