About the Poetry Book - Never Too Late (PressPress)
‘Potent, revealing, witty poetry, written using a light hand and an insightful mind.’ – Rochford Street Review
Never Too Late is a chapbook collection of poems by Beth Spencer, published by PressPress.
Chris Mansell is the force behind PressPress — small beautiful handmade books that fit in your pocket or purse and can be bought by the bunch. Check out the extensive backlist at the PressPress website with info and sample poems from each poet. Poets in this series include Kit Kelen, Robbie Coburn & Michele Seminara (working off each other’s poems in this little volume), Lizz Murphy, Richard Tipping, Jennifer Compton writing about Rome, John Jenkins & Ken Bolton, Jeanine Leane, Les Wicks, Ouyang Yu and many more.
Chris writes: “The aim of PressPress is to have good, accessible chapbooks at a reasonable price. It’s a bit idealistic, but then, so is writing poetry in a time of fire. ”Poems in Never Too Late were originally published in the following newspapers and magazines — Canberra Times, The Australian, The Rain Poem Project (Adelaide), Pink Cover Zine (Memento), Postcolonial Text, Southerly, Neos, Verity La, Grieve Vol 6 (Hunter Writers Centre, 2018), LinQ, The Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Pain and Illness (UWAP, 2017) and Brew: 30 Years of Poetry at the Pub Newcastle, 1988-2017 (PATP, 2018). ‘Explant’ was also shortlisted for the University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize, 2017.
About the Poet - Beth Spencer
Beth Spencer’s books include Vagabondage (UWAP), How to Conceive of a Girl (Random House) and most recently, Never Too Late (PressPress). She writes fiction, poetry, essays and writing for radio and performance. She has won a number of awards, including the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award in 2018 for her short fiction collection The Age of Fibs, now a Spineless Wonders ebook. She lives on the Central Coast NSW. www.bethspencer.com