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Penned in the Margins is committed to publishing risk-taking poetry and experimental fiction. Since 2004 we have published over 40 titles, ranging from award-winning debuts and anthologies to limited edition mini-books.

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The Lost Art of Sinking

The Lost Art of Sinking

Naomi Booth

The Lost Art of Sinking is a dark comedy about losing yourself. Sensual, funny and exquisitely written, this bold novella introduces a fresh new literary voice in Naomi Booth.


The Good Dark

The Good Dark

Ryan Van Winkle

In his atmospheric second collection, Ryan Van Winkle charts what is found when love is lost. A lyric voice that is both familiar and strangely different leads us through the shifting forests of memory and towards a grim acknowledgement of the need to get up, to be careful, to move.


Sunspots

Sunspots

Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough (Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory) is your guide to the Sun in this ambitious and energetic new collection of poems, fusing science and literature, and channelling Shakespeare, Byron, Nabakov and more.


Speculatrix

Speculatrix

Chris McCabe

In his most daring collection to date, Chris McCabe delves into the shadowy recesses of London history, bringing forth unsettling anachronisms and revealing the city as a perilous place to exist.


The Hard Word Box

The Hard Word Box

Sarah Hesketh

The Hard Word Box is a book of poems and verbatim interviews that takes the reader on a surprising and enriching journey through memory and imagination.


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