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Congratulations to the Dryad Press Poets Selected for Publication in 2022!


Dryad Press has made its selections for publication in 2022. Congratulations to P.R. Anderson, Linda Ann Strang and Iyra Maharaj whose compelling manuscripts were selected from among the many submissions received by Dryad Press.

We take this opportunity to welcome Linda, Peter and Iyra into the Dryad Press stable. Their collections will form part of the Dryad Press Living Poets Series, joining award winning poets: Beverly Rycroft, Tony Ullyatt, Sally Ann Murray, Brian Walter, Oliver Findlay Price, Fiona Zerbst, Kobus Moolman and Simon van Schalkwyk.

All Dryad Press titles are available on our website or from better bookstores countrywide.

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DRYAD PRESS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF CHRIS MANN’S PALIMPSESTS

PalimpsestsDuring March 2021, Dryad Press mourned the passing of poet extraordinaire, Chris Mann. We are, however, proud to be launching Chris’s final poetry collection, completed just a few weeks before his passing. Join us at on 24 July 2021 to celebrate this incredible talent, poet and friend of poetry.

You will be able to attend launches of Palimpsests in both Cape Town and at the McGregor Poetry Festival in McGregor.

Read More    Pre-launch special offer

DRYAD PRESS ANNOUNCES MASTERCLASSES FOR ITS 2021 SUBMISSION SHORTLIST

Dryad Press is delighted to offer all poets on the 2021 Submission Shortlist an opportunity to attend a Masterclass with either Finuala Dowling or Simon van Schalkwyk. Click here to read more about each Masterclass:

 

Finuala Dowling Masterclass    Simon van Schalkwyk Masterclass

 

Our shortlist (in no particular order) includes the following poets: Phelelani Makhanya, David Schmidt, Kirby Mania, Chariklia Martalas, David Copeland, Amy Blanchard, Emily Buchanan, Stephen Devereux, Kerry Hammerton, Wendy Woodward, Alexander Murie, Brian Walter, Tony Ullyatt, Julien de Wette, Janet Remmington, Shaun de Waal, Staurt Payne, Adré Marshall, Graham Dukas, Moira Lovell, Harry Owen, Louella Sullivan, Oliver Findlay Price, Mari de Beer, Liz Trew and Silke Heiss.

Our 3 selections for publication in 2022 are not mentioned on the shortlist. Look out for the announcement regarding their collections coming soon.

Transcontinental Delay was number 1 on the Exclusive Books bestseller list!

CAPE TOWN BOOK LAUNCH OF TRANSCONTINENTAL DELAY

Thank you Exclusive Books for hosting a fascinating conversation between Wamuwi Mboa and Simon van Schalkwyk on Transcontinental Delay.

JOHANNESBURG BOOK LAUNCH OF TRANSCONTINENTAL DELAY

The Johannesburg launch of Simon van Schalkwyk’s book was held outside on a warm balmy Johannesburg evening. Thanks to the team at David Krut, to Chris Thurman and to the poet for his moving reading. We look forward to Cape Town next week.

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Dryad Press mourns the passing of poet extraordinaire, Chris Mann. Our deepest sympathies to his dear wife Julia, his children and family.

Announcing Simon van Schalkwyk’s, Transcontinental Delay

Dryad Press is proud to announce the new debut collection in the Dryad Press Living Poets Series, by Simon Van Schalkwyk, Transcontinental Delay. We will be holding launches in both Johannesburg (Fully Booked) and Cape Town (Fully Booked).

There will be strict adherence to Covid protocols: every person must wear a mask; screening and social distancing applies; each venue can only hold 50% of its capacity, which means there will be limited seating. RSVP quickly to secure your spot and if you are subsequently unable to attend, please cancel timeously so that anyone on the waiting list will have the opportunity to attend. For those of you who cannot join us for the event in-store, we will be offering a live screening of the Cape Town launch on the Exclusive Books Facebook page. So join us there!

READ MORE   JRB INTERVIEW WITH SIMON

2021 OPEN MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

“Over so many millennia, so many cultures, humans have reached into pre-existing nature and made art: to celebrate, to drive off evil, to nourish memory, to conjure the desired visitation”
– Adrienne Rich, “What If?”


Dryad Press is pleased to announce the dates for its 2021 open manuscript submission period, being 1 March 2021 – 31 March 2021. This submission period will be in respect of manuscripts to be published in respect of the 2022 publication list. Please ensure that you read our Submission Guidelines carefully and do not submit your manuscripts outside of the allocated period.

 

Submissions Guidelines

 

To every poet who is courageous enough to submit work, we thank you in advance for considering Dryad Press as an avenue for the possible publication of your work. We are looking forward to reading your manuscripts!

DRYAD PRESS ANNOUNCES ITS FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS FOR 2021

Dryad Press has made its selections for publication in 2021. Congratulations to Simon van SchalkwykChris Mann and Michèle Betty whose compelling manuscripts were selected from among the many submissions received by Dryad Press.

We take this opportunity to welcome Simon and Chris into the Dryad Press stable. Their collections together with Michèle’s, will form part of the Dryad Press Living Poets Series, joining award winning poets: Beverly Rycroft, Tony Ullyatt, Sally Ann Murray, Brian Walter, Oliver Findlay Price, Fiona Zerbst and Kobus Moolman. All Dryad Press titles are available on our website or from better bookstores countrywide. Visit our Author’s Page to read more about these poets.

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In praise of hotel rooms
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Missing
Landscapes of light and loss by Stephen Symons
An Unobtrusive Vice by Tony Ullyatt
The mountain behind the house
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Allegories of the everyday by Brian Walter
Otherwise occupied by Sally Ann Murray
The coroner’s wife by Joan Hambidge
A private audience by Beverly Rycroft
Metaphysical Balm by Michéle Betty

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