Wednesday, 19 May 2021

A new collection of poems

CITY LIGHTS by Nicholas Murray.

Nicholas Murray is a fine lyric poet, writing poems on love and art, humanity and the natural world. His latest full length collection, The Yellow Wheelbarrow, was published by Melos Press in 2019.

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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.' 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.)