Creating bold, beautiful books and audio projects that promote and celebrate independent and emerging voices.

Lobsters Wayne Holloway-Smith

In Lobsters, Wayne Holloway-Smith turns his innovative poetics towards an exhilarating new work that is part songbook, part elastic melodrama.

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Lobsters seems both to capture, and be caught up in, the peculiarly powerful and reckless energy of deep hunger. This poem is freewheeling and intoxicating.

Katharine Kilalea

Introducing Makina Audio!

This month we are launching our first audio programme. The project, a collaboration with access and inclusivity consultant Caroline Dawson, brings together three debut poets (originally from India, Ireland and Birmingham) reading their books in full, with additional audio descriptions illustrating the look and feel of each front cover, back cover, flaps and spine. This work is generously supported by a project grant from Arts Council England.

Glass - Cover Audio Description by Caroline Dawson

Glass Emily Cooper

In Glass, Emily Cooper’s poetics masterfully create a compelling space that deliberately excludes wide views—instead bringing her pen up close to a dilapidated house in a small rural town with its own personality.

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Front cover of the Makina Poetry book, Glass, by Emily Cooper. A quote by Jack Underwood reads: 'Cooper is a poet of impressive deftness and idea.'

Cooper is a poet of impressive deftness and idea

Jack Underwood
author of Happiness

HYPERLOVE Naomi Morris

Hyperlove burns with frustration and fervour as Naomi Morris explores heteronormative ideals, romantic happily-ever-afters and the historical oppression of women and their right to agency and expression.

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Front cover of the book, HYPERLOVE by Naomi Morris, published by Makina Books. The cover is red and pink with a motif of some lips. A quote by Maria Sledmere reads: 'Simmering at the lovelorn altar with Simone Weil, Angel Olsen and Instagram, Hyperlove explores the ‘Absolute Dirty Secret’ of desire’s imperative.'

Disruptive and extrasensory as a crush, Morris’ work summons us back into our own reflections.

Kandace Siobhan Walker

Strangers Rebecca Tamás

In Strangers, Rebecca Tamás explores where the human and nonhuman meet, and why this delicate connection just might be the most important relationship of our times.

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Front cover of the book, Strangers: Essays on the Human and Nonhuman, by Rebecca Tamás. A quote by Sinéad Gleeson reads: 'Tamás’ essays are deeply rooted in folklore and the fragility of existence. A stunning work of enquiry and eloquence.'

Bursting with intellectual generosity. Deep wide roots and radical shoots

Max Porter

The Yak Dilemma Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal

In The Yak Dilemma, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal ventures out of the mountain ranges of Palampur and across vast distances of land and sea.

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Front cover of the Makina Poetry book, The Yak Dilemma, by Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal. A quote by Sean Hewitt reads: 'These are songs of belonging and of movement, of fluid identity, carefully crafted and always graceful.''

Dhaliwal writes with a rich fluency of tongues, evoking pathos and pleasure in equal measure.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe