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Maps & Legends: Poems To Find Your Way By

Maps & Legends: Poems To Find Your Way By

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"Here is a press that genuinely revels in publishing new and exciting poetry; when I read a Nine Arches Press book I know that my mind will be a bit bigger once I've finished it. And my smile will be wider. Let the revels begin!" - Ian McMillan

Poems – maps designed to get you lost, to discover magic in the everyday. Maps & Legends is a new anthology celebrating the best of Nine Arches Press over the past five years.

Plotting points from urban backwaters to wild imagined spaces, editor Jo Bell guides us through those shadow places poetry inhabits, places that fall well and truly off the map.

Featuring poems from Claire Crowther, David Morley , Luke Kennard, Matt Merritt, Maria Taylor, Angela France, Daniel Sluman, Alistair Noon, Tony Williams, David Hart and more.


Jo Bell is the former director of National Poetry Day, and is now the UK’s Canal Laureate. She has been a Glastonbury Poet in Residence, and programmed the Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2011. She has also appeared on BBC Radio 2 and 4, and at the Hay and Cheltenham Festivals. Her own poems have been commended in the Wigtown Poetry Competition and the Hippocrates International Prize.