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Penned in the Margins publishes risk-taking poetry, fiction, criticism and literary non-fiction.

Since 2004 we have published over 60 titles, ranging from award-winning debuts and ground-breaking anthologies to limited edition mini-books. Browse our online shop by using the menu to the right or scroll down to explore the latest titles.

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The Lost Poets of the Magnificent Seven (Map)

The Lost Poets of the Magnificent Seven (Map)

Chris McCabe & Frances Ives

An illustrated map of London's lost poets


Cenotaph South: Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery

Cenotaph South: Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery

Chris McCabe

Step through the iron gates of one of London's most spectacular Victorian cemeteries on the hunt for the lost poets of Nunhead.


Trammel

Trammel

Charlotte Newman

Urbane yet uncompromising, Trammel is the powerful debut collection from a voice that demands to be heard.


Sunshine

Sunshine

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Sunshine is the new collection from Next Generation Poet Melissa Lee-Houghton. A writer of startling confession, her poems inhabit the lonely hotel rooms, psych wards and deserted lanes of austerity Britain.


Cain

Cain

Luke Kennard

Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard.


Spacecraft

Spacecraft

John McCullough

Margins, edges and coastlines abound in John McCullough’s tender, humorous explorations of contemporary life and love.


Sunspots (paperback)

Sunspots (paperback)

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.


Astéronymes

Astéronymes

Claire Trévien

Formally inventive and intricately composed, Astéronymes is a book of redactions - and an elegy for places and people that have been ruined by time, erosion or neglect.


What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan

Luke Wright

A politically charged modern epic by celebrated poet Luke Wright. Winner of a Fringe First Award.


What I Learned from Johnny Bevan (Special edition hardback)

What I Learned from Johnny Bevan (Special edition hardback)

Luke Wright

A politically charged modern epic by celebrated poet Luke Wright. Winner of a Fringe First Award.


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