Maps and Legends

Maps & Legends:

Poems to Find Your Way By (Various Authors)

Edited by Jo Bell and Jane Commane


A Nine Arches Press anthology of poetry



"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


Publication date: 11th December 2013


ISBN: 978-0-9573847-5-0

Price: £11.99

Take a poetry-pathway less travelled and enjoy this navigation through a selection of poems from a variety of new and established voices from the contemporary poetry landscape. Travel through the poems’ lyrical scenery, exploring the human, animal and mythical, witnessing everyday magic and vanishing acts along the way; find poems as maps designed to get you lost and discover legends resurfacing in the present day city streets.

This anthology celebrates five years of independent publishing by Nine Arches Press, and features a selection of poetry that they have published and put on the map during this time. This is poetry from the leading edge, plotting points from urban backwaters to legends and landmarks, and way beyond; out into the poem’s wild imagined spaces, shadow places that can’t be found on the official maps or surveys, firmly off the beaten track. 

Featuring poets: Phil Brown, Peter Carpenter, Tom Chivers, Myra Connell, Claire Crowther, Angela France, Roz Goddard, David Hart, Luke Kennard, Ruth Larbey, Chris McCabe, Matt Merritt, Daniel Sluman, Maria Taylor, Deborah Tyler-Bennett, Tony Williams & many more.

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