Fantasy Press (poetry)

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This article is about the English publisher of poetry. For the American publisher of science fiction and fantasy, see Fantasy Press.

The Fantasy Press was an English publisher of poetry between 1951 and 1959.

The company was established by Oscar Mellor in Swinford, Oxfordshire primarily to finance his work as a surrealist artist,[1] but gained a high-profile through discovering a series of poets who became major figures of The Movement.

Poets who had early works published by the Fantasy Press include Elizabeth Jennings,[2] Thom Gunn,[3] Philip Larkin,[4] and Geoffrey Hill.


  1. ^ You Muddy Fools Letter by Trevor Denning to the London Review of Books, 7 February 2002
  2. ^ Obituary: Elizabeth Jennings Grevel Lindop, The Guardian, Wednesday October 31, 2001
  3. ^ Thom Gunn, (1929 - 2004) The Poetry Foundation
  4. ^ Biography - Philip Larkin (1922-85) The Philip Larkin Society