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The Night Press publishes Margaret Jeune's Cat World

The Night Press, a division of HeadworX my publishing company, has just brought out a small printed edition of cat poems by Margaret Jeune, Cat World. Written over many years, it conveys her personal experiences as a cat owner and carer.

The book contains some poems I omitted from her recent career-spanning, Selected Poems. Put together the poems form a neat sequence on the subject of cats. 

broadsheet 27 features Richard Berengarten (UK)

The latest issue of my journal broadsheet, no.27, May 2021, features the UK poet Richard Berengarten, a widely published and award-winning writer.

The issue prints a selection of his prose poems from a work in progress.

I have published Berengarten’s poetry for many years in journals and have known him since 2005 when I was editing/publishing JAAM magazine. Back then he was known by his former name of Richard Burns.

Others included were: Michael Duffett 1943-2019 (USA), Basim Furat, John Gallas, Alex Jeune, Margaret Jeune, Michael O’Leary, Vivienne Plumb, Harry Ricketts, Marion Rego, Anthony Rudolf (UK), Madeleine Slavick, Bill Sutton and F W N (Niel) Wright.

Here's the link:

Mark Pirie featured in Flapper Press Poetry Cafe USA

In early 2021, four of my poems and a mini interview was featured in the Flapper Press online Poetry Café.

The article was contributed by the North American poet Annie Newcomer, of Kansas, by invitation.

It was nice to receive the coverage for my poetry in America.

Here is the link:

Flapper Press Poetry Cafe: Mark Pirie

HeadworX publishes Margaret Jeune’s Selected Poems

In March 2021, my publishing company HeadworX released the Selected Poems of Margaret Jeune in hardback.

I personally edited/compiled the book, some 270 pages, from Margaret's previously published collections with HeadworX along with 51 uncollected poems from the pages of Tony Chad's poetry magazine Valley Micropress along with a section of new and uncollected poems. The book is the first to present Jeune's work in chronological order from 1968-2020.

I am very pleased to include this title in the HeadworX New Poetry Series.

For more details on the book, please visit the HeadworX website:

Selected Poems by Margaret Jeune