In case you missed the news, we were thrilled to see Taproot author Rodge Glass win the esteemed Anne Brown Prize last month for his essay ‘On the Covenant’, an excerpt from Joshua in the Sky, to be published next summer. Now, thanks to the lovely folk over at Wigtown Book Festival, you can readContinue reading “Read prize-winning essay from Joshua in the Sky in full online”
Listen to Mary Ford Neal read ‘When he goes into orbit I stop breathing’, from Relativism, available July 9.
Watch the exclusive cover reveal for David Cameron’s Femke and listen to an excerpt from the novel.
A reading from Relativism by Mary Ford Neal.
As July approaches we find ourselves less than one month away from the publication of Relativism, the outstanding second collection by poet and academic Mary Ford Neal. Artfully confronting themes of attachment, (be)longing, certainty, doubt, and our connections to places, times, people, and ideas, Relativism uses different voices and the lens of our most intimateContinue reading “Relativism by Mary Ford Neal Readings & Pre-Orders”
Collected and Transcribed by Hazel Buchan Cameron Have you ever heard the name Isobel Wylie Hutchison? If the answer is no, it’s little surprise, but her relative obscurity in Scottish history remains one of the country’s biggest cultural oversights. Isobel was born near the turn of the century and was many things: a botanist, aContinue reading “Peak Beyond Peak: Unpublished Scottish Journeys of Isobel Wylie Hutchison”
In case the rule-of-three title didn’t tip you off, I’m quite fond of sequences. Not in a mathematical sense so much as a rhythmic one, the way sounds and words come together to create wholes. It’s little wonder, then, that when we first started Taproot Press in the summer of 2020, we had a runningContinue reading “Deadlines, Delays and Delight: A Year in Independent Publishing”
Last month you might have heard the news that we were awarded a Scots Language Publication Grant to produce our upcoming book, Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds: Li Bai an Du Fu in Scots by Brian Holton. This means that we’ll now be able to push ahead with our plans to publish a realContinue reading “Two poems from Hard Roads an Cauld Hairst Winds”