Waterloo Press

PLEASE NOTE: The ransomware attack on Royal Mail has now been resolved and it is now possible again to send parcels overseas. But due to the chronic ill health of a key staff member, and the closure of a nearby post office, WP is experiencing difficulties in sending out some orders within our usual time frame of a week. We have a volunteer who comes weekly, so things should be fine, but if you experience a delay longer than 10 (UK) [or 15 (INT’L) working days], please email us at <info@waterloopress.co.uk>. Keep safe and stay well.

Waterloo Press offers readers an eclectic list of the most inventive and stimulating poetry from the UK and abroad. Our beautifully designed books range from lost modernist classics to translations of senior international poets and vibrant collections by the best young British poets around.

Waterloo Press brings radical and marginalised voices to the fore, mirroring the aesthetic value of their work in outstanding book design, including dust jackets; large font; and original artwork for the covers. As we launch our refreshed website, we are proud to announce that LIT UP, our new mentoring and publishing programme for emerging poets of colour, is now complete, with nine titles having appeared 2019-2022. With its diverse and growing list, Waterloo Press breaks down the borders between contemporary schools of poetry, to forge a new poetics based on respect for craft, innovation, and the music of real communication.

Photo of Waterloo Press staff and the first LIT UP cohort
The first LIT UP cohort with the WP team, Brighton 2019