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Book cover of Point of HonourWe are delighted to learn that Maria Teresa Horta will be distinguished with the Portuguese Cultural Merit Medal for her “unique journey in the history of Portuguese culture”.
You can read more about the award on the Observador website here.
Lesley Saunders’ translations of Horta’s poetry were published last year in the Two Rivers Press book Point of Honour.

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A lovely review of Christina Hart-Davies’s The Whole Story from ArtBookReview.net…
“Books from Two Rivers Press arrive with very little flourish and, it should be said, no loud thump onto the mat. Moderate in format and extent, they pack a lot more punch than you would expect and this is one of the most eloquent works on botanical illustration I’ve seen.” Read the review here.
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We are pleased to learn that a poem by Steven Matthews from his book On Magnetism is included in a new anthology called Staying Human, published by Bloodaxe on 1 October 2020.
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Lesley Saunders talking about translating poetry
There’s a fantastic interview on the Manchester Poetry Library Blog for #WITMonth with Lesley Saunders about her translations of the poems of Maria Teresa Horta. Well worth a look!
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Do you have accountancy skills? Two Rivers Press is looking for someone to help us out next year on a voluntary basis with our annual Accounts. If you think you might be able to help please do get in touch.

Sponsor a book! Like for so many other creative organisations, the past few months have been difficult for Two Rivers Press, with bookshops closed and events cancelled. We have really missed not being able to invite you to poetry readings or seeing you at the Whiteknights Studio Trail, and our book sales have suffered too. We know that not everyone has spare cash, and that times are hard for many. But if you are in a position to and would like to help support small independent publishing through this difficult period, we would love it if you would sponsor a book! Whether it’s £100 or £1000, a contribution from you would help us enormously and would enable us to produce our full list of planned titles for 2021. We’ll be delighted to name sponsors in the front pages of each printed copy and on our website to acknowledge the support of our community. If you would like to sponsor a book, please email us.