Teika is the founder and managing editor of Mother's Milk Books

The Final Blog Post

Dear friends and supporters, Today I'm sharing some sad news. After nine years of trading, and having spent the last few difficult months trying to keep things moving, I've come to the reluctant conclusion that I have to close Mother's Milk Books. Of course, many companies and industries are struggling at the moment, but running an indie press has ...
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Results of the 2019 Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize

I am delighted to be able to share the results of our 2019/2020 Poetry Prize. Huge thanks to all those who entrusted us with their poetry (I now have a good-sized list of excellent poets I want to keep an eye on!), and many, many thanks to the judges, Ruth Aylett and Beth McDonough for reading, considering and making final decisions. I would have f...
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Cathy Bryant
Congrats to the winners and the judges! What wonderful poems!
Monday, 20 April 2020 20:25
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Interview with Michèle Beck, winner of the 2018 Mother’s Milk Books Poetry Prize

Many thanks to last year's winner of the Poetry Prize, Michèle Beck, for taking the time to reflect on my questions and to answer them with such great insight. I hope it inspires readers to get submitting to this year's Poetry Prize. (Photo courtesy, Michèle Beck​.) Michéle Beck is an emerging poet from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Her work has...
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2019 book round-up

As we approach the end of 2019, it's the perfect time to look back at the books we've been reading this year and to choose some favourites. Helen Lloyd: Skipping the obvious Atwoods etc., Max Porter's Lanny has stuck with me, with a really haunting small child at its heart. And I've just finished – and sobbed over – A Short History of Falling by Jo...
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Results of the 2018 Mother's Milk Books Poetry Prize

Today I am very pleased to be able to share the results of our 2018/2019 Poetry Prize. Many, many thanks to all those who entrusted us with their writing (I have made a note of some excellent poets I want to keep an eye on!), and huge thanks to the judges, Ruth Stacey and Katy Wareham Morris, for reading, considering and making final decisions...
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Guest — patricia Bro
9 1/2 cm : the epidural image of ice-cold nitrogen up streaming the speaker's spine and elongated Nosferatu figures behind the mak... Read More
Saturday, 28 September 2019 01:06
Guest — Michéle Beeck
Thank you Patricia! A wonderful commentary of 91/2 cm - Very much appreciated. ... Read More
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:41
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