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

On Trampolining Rebecca Perry

In On Trampolining, Rebecca Perry weaves arresting tales on pain, expectation, flight and grief in relation to competitive sport, memory and the body.


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Front cover of On Trampolining by Rebecca Perry, published by Makina Books

In her elegant and intelligent meditation on the art of trampolining, Rebecca Perry writes movingly on pain, grief, love, and self-will. The beauty and economy of her sentences, and her frank but unselfpitying attention to the power and frailty of the body, recalls the work of Maggie Nelson and Gillian Rose, but is entirely hers. I loved it.

Sarah Perry
author of  The Essex Serpent

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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Strangers (Expanded Edition) Rebecca Tamás

Published in deluxe paperback, March 2022. Repackaged for 2022 with an additional essay and new design elements!

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.

Ships in hand-stamped book wrap.

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Watermelon expended edition of Strangers by Rebecca Tamás

Bursting with intellectual generosity. Deep wide roots and radical shoots

Max Porter

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