About

Like This is a small, private press committed to publishing high quality, beautifully designed, and largely handmade books that do things just a little bit differently. The press is particularly interested in poetry, prose poetry, fragments, creative non-fiction, interviews, essays, and books as objects. There is an editorial leaning towards experimental traditions. The press publishes work that is formally unusual, questioning, unexpected, and challenging.

The press is edited by Nikolai Duffy.

I am a lecturer in the English Department at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I mainly teach American literature and poetry. Before working in academia, I worked as a production editor for a small publishing company. Like This Press is the fusion of these interests.

You can read an interview with me by Rob McLennan here.

My own poetry has appeared in Blackbox Manifold, Eratio, Ink Sweat & Tears, Shearsman and Stride. In 2011 I published a chapbook, the little shed of various lamps, was published by The Red Ceilings Press; a full-length version of the book was published by Very Small Kitchen and is available to order here. In April 2013 my book, Relative Strangeness: Reading Rosmarie Waldrop, was published by Shearsman. More recently I have edited The Selected Poems of Rosmarie Waldrop (New Directions, 2016); more information is available here. My collection of prose poems, Up the Creek, about what happens when all the paddles have been sold to offshore investment funds, is forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons Press.

More information is available here. A full list of my publications is available here.