That spare room poetry press stalwart, Martin Holroyd, in a statement of intent, has announced that Poetry Monthly Press and Poetry Monthly International are "to close down" due to a post-Christmas slump in sales and also for other reasons leading to a lack of enthusiasm; and so, to borrow a song title from Queen, "another one bites the dust".
This means, as far as Poet-in-Residence readers are concerned, that my only book (to date), Genteel Messages, is out of print. Anyone wanting a leftover copy would do well to order it via the Poetry Monthly website (A-Z Links >>>) at the earliest opportunity.
The final edition of Poetry Monthly as an Internet magazine will appear in June 2010.
Any reckless publisher wishing to discuss working with me in the future can e-mail me at gwil(squigglything)aon(dot)at.
But maybe, the chosen few aside, poetry book publishing has had its day?