Friday, 4 September 2020

Three New Pamphlets for Autumn 2020

Melos Press are very pleased to announce the publication on September 9th

of three exciting new collections of poems:


All are now available and can be ordered, post free, from the 

Buy Now menu at the top right of this page.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

We are delighted to announce the publication of 

The Yellow Wheelbarrow by Nicholas Murray

This is his second full collection (the first was ACAPULCO,
published in 2012) and the occasion will be marked by a 
launch on December 3rd in London.

(Copies of both collections can be ordered post free by choosing on the Buy button on the right.)

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Melos are very pleased to announce the publication of new pamphlets of poetry for the autumn of 2019:

Fifteen Beads, by Michèle Roberts, comprises fifteen poems each composed of fifty words and interlinked to form a continuously flowing work of great lyrical beauty. As the late and much lamented Helen Dunmore wrote of Michèle Roberts: A magnificent writer.

The Lincolnshire Rising, by Andrew McCulloch, is a successor volume to his much acclaimed collection, Gradual. It combines original poems and some more of the translations for which this poet has been widely praised. Rachel Hadas wrote: These beautiful translations...command an easy, natural flow which find its counterpart in McCulloch's own poems: both voices are musical and full of wonder.

And, just to remind you of The Quiet Life, by Ian Harrow, published earlier this year and gaining excellent reviews.

(All of these books can be ordered post free by choosing titles on the Buy now button, second down on the right.)

Monday, 8 April 2019

A new edition of Nicholas Murray's

Of earth, water, air and fire

has just been published by Melos Press.

Christopher Reid wrote that it is

'a real treat... an elemental menagerie in which the poet's own delight through verbal magic becomes ours.'

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

We are very pleased to be publishing Ian Harrow's latest collection of poems, THE QUIET LIFE.

Ian Harrow’s poems of obsessive love and lost love
are strange, stark, profound parables in brief classic
forms. They are not consolatory, but neither are
they pessimistic, because they have what one of the
poems calls ‘the taste of truth’. When they are
painful, it is because reality is painful.”
Bernard O’Donoghue

The book will be launched on March 27th, but it is available now, post free. (See link, Buy Now, opposite.)

Friday, 17 August 2018

Black and Blue 

We first published Cathy Galvin's collection in 2014. The first edition sold out rapidly and we are now publishing a new and revised edition.

Praise for Black and Blue:

David Morley: Cathy Galvin's sequence moves brilliantly...with drama, immediacy and power.

David Almond: ...wonderful. So beautiful and moving: family, grief, childhood, angels, birds...The impulse to make sense of our heritage and our childhoods, to turn our family stories into things of beauty. Black and Blue is a gorgeous, sacramental thing.

Huffington Post: A perfectly formed masterclass in poetic risk-taking

The new edition of Black and Blue can be ordered direct, post free, from the pay button opposite 

Wednesday, 24 January 2018


The Museum of Truth, by Nicholas Murray

From The Evidence, by Ian Pople

will be launched, together with  Gradual by Andrew McCulloch, at The Music Room, 
49 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
on Wednesday, February 14th, from 6.30-8.30

All three collections can now be ordered, post free, using the top button opposite.