Fantasy Press (poetry)

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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