Excellent news. Maria Taylor’s first full collection Melanchrini is now available to order from Nine Arches Press. Editors Jane Commane and Matt Nunn recognised Maria’s talent a couple of years ago and offered her a publishing deal. Maria, who is also co-founder of Crystal Clear ( publishers of my pamphlet and producers of Hearing Voices magazine), a mother of twin four-year olds and a lecturer in creative writing, has worked hard to get this collection together. I first heard Maria read at the Word! open mike in Leicester, and was immediately struck by the quality and originality of her work. You can read some poems from the book on the Nine Arches website and once you do you will want to own a copy. Oh, and the cover is lovely too.