Hercules Editions was founded by Tamar Yoseloff and designer and art editor Vici MacDonald in 2012, with the aim of bringing together new poems with visual imagery. Their first publication, Formerly (featuring Tamar’s sonnets in response to Vici’s photographs of liminal London spaces) was hailed by Owen Hatherley as “a direct and quietly urgent dispatch from a familiar but disappearing London”. It was shortlisted for the prestigious Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
Since then Hercules Editions has produced Heart Archives by Sue Rose, Ormonde by Hannah Lowe (recently selected by Colin Grant as one of five essential books on the Windrush generation – see here), Silents by Claire Crowther, Hammersmith by Sean O’Brien, Rubaiyat for the Martyrs of Two Wars by Ruth Valentine, A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller by Jacqueline Saphra, and The Singing Glacier by Helen Mort.
Upcoming in September 2018 is The Practical Visionary, a 21st-century response to the vision of William Blake by Sophie Herxheimer and Chris McCabe.
To find out more about the press and its publications, visit the Hercules Editions website.