Hazel Press is an independent publisher with a focus on the environment, the realities of climate change, feminism and the arts. Our books are available directly from us and through independent bookshops and galleries.
This Spring and Summer, we’ve published Julia Blackburn’s The Wren, Maria Isakova Bennett’s Painting the Mersey in 17 Canvases, Seeds & Roots anthology, edited by Ella Duffy and Outfitting – Kate Fletcher and Helen Mort‘s collaboration of lyric essays and poetry.
Last Autumn, we published Alys Fowler’s first work of fiction, The Woman Who Buried Herself, Jess McKinney’s debut pamphlet, Weeding, Stations Without Signs by Gillian Beer, Pinecoast by John Clegg, Helen Mort and Katrina Naomi’s collaboration, Same But Different and the anthology O, edited by Anna Selby.
In 2020 we published Sean Borodale’s essay, Re-Dreaming Sylvia Plath as a Queen Bee; Rootstalk by Ella Duffy, Field Notes by Anna Selby, and Matthew Hollis’ long poem, Leaves.
We publish poetry, essays and interdisciplinary work, by invitation that is not only intelligent and inspiring but engages with a strong sense of place and the important ecological issues of our time. We seek to be collaborative and provocative.
Our books are only sold through Independent Bookshops, are all printed in the UK, with local and regional pioneering environmental printers, using 100% recycled paper and vegetable-based inks. All our packaging, envelopes and tape is also vegan and 100% recycled.
The Latin name for hazel is Corylus avellana. As Max Adams writes in his book The Wisdom of Trees, “The Hazel may be small, but it is the champion of the woods: the most useful of all trees. The Anglo-Saxons believed it to be their own special tree of knowledge. From it we learn that strength may come from small packages; that flexibility is a strength in itself, and that self-renewal is the art of survival.”