What the Poets say...
House of Three has been a great experience to have new poetry showcased. The readings have had a superb turnout, and our trip to the Lit&Phil in Newcastle had a warm, very receptive audience. At the Scottish Poetry Library reading in September, the house was packed, and you could hear a pin drop. But the audience were also welcoming, laughing and responding in the right ways at the right times. In addition to the readings, one of the distinct features of this venture, for me, has been the opportunity to meet other women poets and to hear their new work in a friendly, supportive environment. Kevin and Annie have done a fantastic job in putting it all together.
The h03 press treated us well - we even got t-shirts with our names on – and Kevin has done a huge amount of promoting and arranging things. I don't think it was appropriate for me, but I would definitely recommend h03 to anyone who has an interest in being published and who is comfortable with being part of a poetry scene.
"Collating twenty A5 pages of my poetry for the House of 3 anthologies was in itself an incredibly worthwhile process for me. I’ve had individual poems published in journals and anthologies, and a slim self-published pamphlet of my poetic collaboration with my mother, artist Sheila Mullen, but the HO3 anthology would be the largest selection of my poetry yet to be published.
Kevin was fantastic at promptly answering any questions I had, and once I’d made the decisions over what to include, all else went very smoothly, the rest of the hard work of editing, publishing and event organisation all beautifully managed by Kevin and Annie of Hybrid Press.
The books are really wonderful, showcasing nine Scottish female poets with varied and distinct voices and backgrounds, as was evident at the wonderful Scottish Poetry Library launch at which we all read. I’m incredibly grateful to be one of the nine included in these first three books, and look forward to the future development of House of 3!"
‘This is the first time I’ve had more than a couple of poems published anywhere, and I was thrilled to be included in this anthology alongside other poets whose work I’ve admired. We’ve done some great events together and I’m looking forward to doing more. The whole experience of being published by House of Three has been very exciting, and I can’t wait to read future anthologies.’
It's been a fantastic experience being publishing through the House of Three project. I was very honoured when Kevin approached me to publish my work through the series, especially when I found out who the other poets were. Each book in the series seems to have been curated accorded to the style and themes of each poet; each poet's work complements the others'. Kevin has been professional and very supportive through the entire publication process. For me, this was my first time being published by a press, so I had a lot of questions, each of which he answered promptly and helpfully. It's also been great to be invited to perform my work at the various book launches Kevin organised for the series around the country. Overall, it's been lovely!