Who is/are erbacce-press?
erbacce-press sprang from the poetry journal erbacce (it rhymes with ‘apache’ and is of Italian derivation referring to ‘weeds’). Alan Corkish and Andrew Taylor are established and widely published writers who know from experience how difficult it can be to get work accepted by publishers when your name is unknown; the poetry journal erbacce was established to give a voice to new and radical poets; those whose work may not have been accepted elsewhere. The journal ‘featured’ a poet in each edition thus the chosen poet would get a full 20 pages to highlight their work.
Alan and Andrew then decided to create erbacce-press because there were some poets whom they felt really should be read more widely; they decided that initially they would subsidise some poets and writers by providing free design, type-setting and editing and, with selected authors, even providing a completely free print-run.