New from Iron Press

The IRON Book of Tree Poetry Sunburst Grief Road

IRON Press greets the spring with The IRON Book of Tree Poetry, just published: it contains more than 50 contemporary poems inspired by trees, selected from more than 500 submitted.

Contributors include such well-known writers as Linda France, Robin Moss, Kitty Fitzgerald, Jacob Polley, S.J. Litherland, Peter Bennet and Debjani Chatterjee plus many new voices.

The settings include forests, woods, city centres, rubbish tips and there's even one poem set underwater. As well as celebrating the trees, the imaginative response of the authors emphasises what a vital role the trees are now seen to play in the future of our fragile planet.

The book is edited by Eileen Jones and Peter Mortimer with a foreword by celebrated tree expert and author, Max Adams.


In Autumn 2019, IRON Press published Ray Tallis' new book of poems, Sunburst; we published Ray's first two poetry books many years ago and we're delighted to bring out new verse from this talented polymath. It's a challenging and thought provoking collection.

Read more about Sunburst.

And in November we published Grief Road: the poems in this collection trace the journey of grief taken by Vanessa Furse Jackson after she lost her husband Robb. Yet while profoundly moving, they are not despairing or dispiriting. The poems are powerful, continually surprising and always sensitive to place and atmosphere.

Read more about Grief Road.


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