Tuesday 24 October 2023


New Autumn Titles

Andrew McCulloch's poetry has appeared in a wide range of journals including the TLS, PN Review, Oxford Poetry, The English Review, and Agenda. This is his sixth collection from Melos Press.

'He writes of remembrance and love with heartfelt intelligence and wit. These poems are wonderfully made.' Andrew McNeillie

'A poet of wide and adroit empathies, and considerable understated power.'  Ian Pople

Michèle Roberts has published eleven collections of poetry. She is also the author of fifteen novels, three books of short stories. two memoirs and two plays. Her latest novel is Cut Out (Sandstone Press).

'Brimming with delight, as full of colour as Matisse's cut-outs.'  Susie Boyt 

'A strongly visual writer...Roberts can summon a landscape or domestic interior in a few vivid strokes and splashes of primary colour.' Carol Rumens 

Saturday 16 September 2023

A new pamphlet from Nicholas Murray

following his recent full length collection


'... a sure hand, whether with hard-edged

satire... or sense impressions that produce

place and event so vividly.' David Harsent


Paul O'Prey's second pamphlet is a superb series of interlinked

poems that 'take the reader through time and space, the natural

and supernatural... Paul O'Prey unsettlingly parallels with today

the "flat-circle earth" and its dangerous edges, where even 

"gravity seems suddenly uncertain"'

Patricia McCarthy

Monday 11 July 2022

A Major New Collection

Nicholas Murray has published                   

two full collections of poetry, several             

pamphlets, and poems in many                  

journals: ELSEWHERE is the first                   

volume that gathers together the                        

best of his work.

Publication date of this 188 page book 
is the 28th of July 2022, but pre-publication 
post-free copies can be ordered now.
Praise for Nicholas Murray's City Lights 
by Michèle Roberts: 'The poems have 
an emotional intelligence, a wit, 
I greatly admire.'

Thursday 9 September 2021

A new collection of poems by Ian Harrow for Autumn 2021


Praise for Ian Harrow's work: 

"an exceptional spontaneity, going straight in to the unexpectedly true." Hugo Williams

"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... When they are painful, it is because reality is painful." Bernard O'Donoghue

Make-Believer can be ordered, post free, from the Add to Cart Button at top right.

Friday 20 August 2021

Melos Press are delighted to announce the publication of four new pamphlets:

Dig by Alison Fell

"Fine, spare yet fluent poems... Her bleak blowy landscapes are assured and beautiful.
And she can be red-blooded, exuberant." Judith Kazantzis

The Wedding in Marseilles by Michèle Roberts
 "Roberts can summon a landscape or domestic interior in a few vivid strokes and splashes
of primary colour." Carol Rumens

After by Andrew McCulloch

Praise for Gradual (Melos, 2017) "These beautiful translations, awe-filled and rapturous,
command an easy, natural flow which finds its counterpart in McCulloch's own poems:
both voices are musical and full of wonder." Rachel Nadas

City Lights by Nicholas Murray

Praise for Of earth, water, air and fire "...a real treat...an elemental menagerie in which the poet's own delight through verbal magic becomes ours."

All four are now available and can be ordered (post free) from the Add to Cart button, Titles 2020-2021 on the right

Thursday 22 April 2021

A new pamphlet from poet, author and editor, Paul O'Prey.

The poems mark the stages of a pilgrimage following the course of London's buried River Fleet, forced underground for most of its life and so said to be lost. But it is still there...

David Harsent wrote of it that 'Paul O'Prey takes the reader on a darkly fascinating journey: a ghost-walk, in which the poet gives a deeply felt account of the Fleet's history, its myths, its old gods and its mysteries.' 

Buy now, post free, from Paypal button TITLES 2020-2021 on top right-hand of page

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 menu New Titles 2020-2021 at the top right of this page.