Anvil Press Poetry

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Publishing Wendy Cope
In 1984, still before WC had published with a big-name publisher, Other Branch Readings at Leamington Spa issued her Hope and the 42 in a limited edition of 100 copies. In 1987, the year after...
Publishing Sally Purcell
Two years after taking her BA, SP published a booklet of her poems with Anvil Press (then of Northwood in Middlesex): The Devil's Dancing Hour.
The hour in the title, in west-country lore...
Publishing Sally Purcell
In the same year as her joint anthology The Happy Unicorns, SP issued her first solo book of poetry, The Holly Queen, in a limited edition of fifty numbered copies, through Anvil Press Poetry
Publishing Sally Purcell
SP 's only translation from a contemporary poet was Amorgos from the modern Greek of Nikos Gatsos . Since her command of modern Greek was not equal to her knowledge of the ancient language, she...
Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD published her first mature, full-length volume of poems, Standing Female Nude, with Anvil Press Poetry .
She remained faithful to Anvil , a small press, even after becoming well-known.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Duffy, Carol Ann. Selected Poems. Penguin, 1994.
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Rees-Jones, Deryn. Carol Ann Duffy. Northcote House, 1999.
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Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD published another volume of poetry with Anvil Press Poetry , entitled The Other Country.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. Carol Ann Duffy. Northcote House, 1999.
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Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD issued, through her usual publisher, Anvil , a pamphlet entitled William and the Ex-Prime Minister.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. Carol Ann Duffy. Northcote House, 1999.
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Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Carol Ann Duffy
CAD published (with Anvil , as usual) The Pamphlet.
Rees-Jones, Deryn. Carol Ann Duffy. Northcote House, 1999.
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Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Textual Production Sally Purcell
SP issued another poetry volume, Dark of Day, again from Anvil .
“Bowker’s Global Books in Print”. globalbooksinprint.com.
Jay, Peter, and Sally Purcell. “Foreword and Note on the Text”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 19 -24.
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Textual Production Sally Purcell
SP returned to her earlier publisher, Anvil , for what turned out to be the final volume of her lifetime, Fossil Unicorn.
“Bowker’s Global Books in Print”. globalbooksinprint.com.
Jay, Peter, and Sally Purcell. “Foreword and Note on the Text”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 19 -24.
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Textual Production Sally Purcell
This includes the contents of her published volumes, but also the uncollected poems left at her death with her regular publishers, Anvil , or saved by her friend Simon King .
Jay, Peter, and Sally Purcell. “Foreword and Note on the Text”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 19 -24.
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Timeline

1968
Peter Jay founded Anvil Press Poetry , which by the early twenty-first century was based in Greenwich in south-east London, and described itself as England's longest-standing independent poetry publisher.