Wrecking Ball Press
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Wrecking Ball Press is a small press poetry & prose publishing company, based in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Wrecking Ball Press was established and is edited by Shane Rhodes; it was born in the back of a café.
Wrecking Ball Press produces regular anthology 'The Reater' as well as live events. Other publications include Dan Fante Corksucker, Richard Adams (author) Daniel, Roddy Lumsden Roddy Lumsden is Dead, Ben Myers The Book Of Fuck and Tony O'Neill Digging the Vein.
Some writers and poets appearing on Wrecking Ball Press
- The Reater
- Reater 1 ISBN 1-903110-13-0
New British writing with the best of Southern California: great names of L.A./Long Beach literature, with photographs by James Brown & Simon Rees.
- Reater 2 ISBN 1-903110-14-9
Contributors include Seamus Curran, Joan Jobe Smith, Fred Voss, with artwork by Kevin Rudeforth.
- Reater 3 ISBN 1-903110-00-9
Contributors include Simon Armitage, Geoff Hattersley, Labbi Siffre, Greta Stoddart, and the first ever published interview with Charles Bukowski (1963), with artwork by David Hernandez.
- Reater 4 ISBN 1-903110-02-5
From the East Coast of Britain to the West Coast of the States; with accompanying CD of live readings by authors, and paintings by Jayne Jones.
- Reater 5 ISBN 1-903110-04-1
Contributors include Sean Burn, Robert Nazarene, B. Z. Niditch and Rosemary Palmeira, with paintings by Dee Rimbaud.
Awards and nominations
Nominated for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection