Welcome, word lovers…

…to Raven & Wren Press, a small independent publishing house birthed in 2019 just in time to help feather a nest for the wondrous poetry of Florence Miller. After Rain a Little Girl Straightening Worms is Miller’s second collection of poetry, selected from a lifetime of work. Her “voice of birdsong” will surprise and delight the reader with her quick insights into the human condition, capturing beauty while simultaneously bearing witness to loss.

What’s New at Raven & Wren—

The Raven & Wren Zoom Room was booming with a community of poets gathering to celebrate the launch of the book HOW TO BEGIN, Poems, prompts, tips and writing exercises from the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective to improve your poetry practice—or start a group of your own, edited by Robin Michel. It was exciting to see so many poets filling the screen with windows into their worldsall connected to one another through technology and our shared love of language. Everyone in attendance was able to complete three prompts from the book: Free Write (using “I remember…”), Making Lists (with Kimberly Satterfield reading her list poem “Leaving My Parents House” as an example, and an ekphrastic poem based on Edward Hopper’s painting “Nighthawks.” Read more…

HOW TO BEGIN Virtual Book Launch on November 21 at 4 PM PST An interactive poetry celebration featuring Fresh Ink poets who will share work and lead attendees through some of the generative writing exercises found in the book. Read more…

Raven & Wren Press is proud to announce the release of How to Begin: Poems, Prompts, Tips and Writing Exercises by the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective to improve your poetry practice—or start a group of your own. This marvelous poetry guide blends instruction and inspiration and is edited by Raven & Wren Publisher Robin Michel, who is also a member of the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective. Read more…