Welcome to HetMoet-Menard Press! After years of intensive collaboration with Irish and English authors, indie publishers, editors and illustrators, we are celebrating our British imprint with an official doodle and a pint.
AN ODE TO SINÉAD O'CONNOR
Recently, Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations, wrote a beautiful piece about the protest singer Sinéad O'Connor, who recently passed away. She discusses her music as well as her activism and courage, and allowed us to share the piece as the #Mammoth of September. Read the ode to O'Connor here <3
In Little Estuaries, Daniel Kramb goes in search of what’s fleeting between the shores. Amid a constantly shifting sense of what can be seen, sensed or experienced, the poet probes the estuary as sphere: an opening up, a possibility.
Whittled down, like sea to stream, his poems emerge, in their own distinct form, estuary-shaped on the page. Intricate, at times playful, always open, these unassuming, small pieces reach beyond the confines, always returning to what’s undeniable, as the body.
Silt-smeared and salty, this is poetry not on landscape, but through it: formed not by what exists, but from what’s washed up within.
“What emerges, through and around these gentle and effective poems is a different sense of the estuary, a place of quiet and shifting landscapes, from the experience of walking out, then letting go.”
— Rachel Lichtenstein, author of Estuary
Our press is about connecting readers and writers, stories and listeners, artists, performers and translators. We want to connect languages, lingo, and literature lovers.
The Mammoths are our present to you as a reader and to the community of creative makers. This free online platform, provides and invites all to share your thoughts, work, experiments with a growing and diverse audience. Mammoths are self-contained essays, poems, short stories, thoughts and columns that possess Mammoth power in their small format. A manifesto, or poem, illustrations, audio or video; everything is possible, as long as it contains quality and character.
ON BEING ILL IN ANGLOZINE
"It truly comes as no surprise that the publisher Elte Rauch opted to include these particular texts written by contemporary authors, for they provide stellar insight into what suffering from an illness entails, as well as into what it means to be a writer with an illness, topics which both Woolf and Lorde discuss in their works included in the anthology. Not only does the collection tie past with current elaborations on illness, but it was also published in a time of a global health crisis.
Finding ourselves caught up amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, we all came to realize how acutely tuned to one’s own inwardness we get once our health gets threatened from the outside. These authors discuss what having illness entails in the modern world and problematize the way society and health institutions and healthcare centers like NORMUK have dealt with the matter at hand, which we, too, have come to witness during the Covid pandemic."
Read the rest of Sanja Gligorić review of On Being Ill here!
BESTSELLER IN LONDEN
For this anthology, British writer and filmmaker Jameisha Prescod, Australian writer and journalist Lucia Osborne-Crowley, Irish writer and tv producer Sinéad Gleeson, Dutch writers and poets Nadia de Vries, Lieke Marsman and Mieke van Zonneveld, and American writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires to write about their personal perspective on and experience with being ill, and how this for them connects to literature. We've published these contemporary essays alongside the two classic essays by Virginia Woolf and Audre Lorde.
MIND THE MUSIC
Music has a way of minding our brains, and Mind the Music explores the effects that it has on our cognition, emotion, and behaviour. As well as into the fabric of our culture, music is woven into the fabric of our humanity – but where does it come from, and how does it help us to learn?
Intuition and improvisation turn out to be critical to understanding our own embodied cognition. We have hunches in a way that computers do not. But as technology takes over what were once human tasks, there is a temptation and even tendency to enjoy our creature comforts while neglecting our natural faculties. So how do we re-learn the ability to improvise, to help us find our place in the nexus of human and machine?
Mind the Music is a reminder that it is important to keep your brain active, and an argument for the glory of intuitive choices. It dares you to improvise and dance to the music of the mind.
LINO CUT BOY
We are beyond pleased to be able to collaborate with linoprint maker and illustrator Nick Morley from Margate, also known as Linocut Boy.
JAMEISHA PRESCOD'S MAMMOTH
"There’s a euphoric feeling that comes from a conversation that satisfies the soul. It’s being completely immersed in the exchange whilst praying that it never ends. It’s almost indescribable – which is why the loss of one of my closest companions is still a profound source of grief.
Grieving the loss of platonic love is confusing. There’s nowhere near enough literature, film or music to guide us through the process of breaking up with a friend. The art world is littered with tales of romance, breakups and star-crossed lovers. Where are the pieces about losing friends and moving on with our lives? How am I supposed to get over someone who I loved so deeply as if it’s nothing?"
Read the rest of Jameisha Prescod's Mammoth East London Was Ours here!