In Transit: Poems of Travel

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Travelling is never as just simple as getting from A to B. Whether you’re sailing in a stately cruise liner or running for a grimy commuter train, your mode of transport affects the way you look at the things around you. Travel can even make us question who we are at home: will we be the same person at the other end of the journey?

The poems in this anthology take in day-trippers and business travellers, but also characters who are forced to voyage against their will, as well as those with no choice but to stay put. Whatever your destination, this book is a companion for the journey, exploring the nuances of the strange state of being in transit.

With poems from Zayneb Allak, Sharon Black, Jeanette Burton, Nancy Campbell, George David Clark, Claire Collison, Anna Kisby, Jo Dixon, Andy Eaton, Charlotte Eichler, Rosie Garland, Rebecca Gethin, Rich Goodson, Susannah Hart, Fiona Larkin, Shara Lessley, Nick Littler, Lila Matsumoto, Colleen J. McElroy, Jane McKie, Fiona Moore, Miranda Peake, Cheryl Pearson, Ilse Pedler, Yvonne Reddick, Andrea Robinson, William Roychowdhury, Vicky Sparrow, David Tait, Andrew Taylor, Maria Taylor, Alex Toms, Bitite Vinklers, Rory Waterman, Rebecca Violet White, Simon Williams, Jeremy Wikeley, Peter Surkov and Cliff Yates.

An anthology of poems edited by Sarah Jackson and Tim Youngs, with illustrations by Emma Wright

Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-94-3
Publication date: 30th June 2018
39 poems / 96 pages / 8 illustrations
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Emma Wright, 30, from Winnersh, is the founder of The Emma Press. She launched her business in 2012 and is now based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Emma started The Emma Press because she wanted to share wonderful writing with people and create beautiful books. She used to work for a big publishing house in London, in an admin role, but she longed to do something more creative and challenging. She turned to The Prince's Trust and, with our support, was able to achieve her goals through the Enterprise programme. Since then, The Emma Press has published over 35 books and been shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards for two years running. The Emma Press is an independent publishing house which specialises in poetry books. The list includes themed anthologies, illustrated pamphlets and poetry books for children. The books are all designed – and often illustrated – by Emma herself, and she hopes that they will appeal even to people who haven't picked up a poetry book in a long time.
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