These pages give you an insight into what we do beyond the magazine itself. "newleaf press" itself is the name we've given to the mini publishing company which produces slim but highly nourishing volumes of prose and poetry - six so far: five in English and one in French. We also sporadically publish "special editions" which are given away free to customers who buy the current issue of the mag; so far there have been four.
Our latest book production is Changing Nighthouses, a book of poetry and short prose by Bremen author Ole D. Herlyn. The author has been a regular contributor to newleaf, collecting an impressive body of work which has been published in both Germany and Britain. Some of these texts have been twinned with new, unpublished stories and poems, including the beautiful "Virginia", a homage to one of the author's mentors. The book, edited by Julia Boll, also contains specially commissioned illustrations by Bremen artist Oliver Chrystossek. Herlyn was the winner of the 2001 Daniil Pashkoff Prize. newleaf also published her story Vereinsamt as a special issue pamphlet in 2002.
Uche Nduka's Belltime letters with illustrations by Martin Kakies we published in co-operation with the AStA of the University of Bremen and BIZ, Bremer Informationszentrum fuer Menschenrechte. (2000, ISBN 3-88722-475-2, 4,-)
Only about a year before that, Kirsten Steppat's long-awaited collection The Guinea Pig Speaks finally found its way to the public. (1999, ISBN 3-88722-453-1, 4,-)
Shawn Huelle's From the Bottommost Town Musician was launched at a great reading in November 1998. (1998, ISBN 3-88722-424-8, 3,-)
Our second book was also our first French-language publication, Soldatesques: Nouvelle & Posie by Slom Gbanou. (1998, ISBN 3-88722-421-3, 4,-)
The debut of the series was Uche Nduka's The Bremen Poems (1998) which is now out of print but was re-issued in a bilingual edition by Yeti Press, Bremen in 1999. (ISBN 3-9805640-2-9)