"Recently I was a guest panelist on BBC Radio Lancashire, I was invited to speak about my story I have recently had published. I also took my copy of the National Poetry Anthology and my poem "Sangunity" was read out aloud by the host Sally Naden.
The programme went out live to over 90,000 listeners.
Listen now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012wgmc" Yasir Hayat
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"You sent me such a friendly letter with the exciting news that my poem 'My Rainbow' will be included in the new book 'Through the Eyes of a Poet'. I really meant to say how thrilled I was when I returned the necessary forms. I would like you to know that it is just about the most exciting event in my life this year and I can't wait to see it in print." Leila
"I have indeed received my copies (of Book Of Dreams) and I have to say that I'm delighted with the book. It is very well produced and a credit to United Press. I have read it from cover to cover and what has impressed me most about it is the sincerity of the poems. The majority of them are not poems of the first rank in terms of style or music or metre but they are honest and unpretentious. I've read many books of so-called 'modern poetry' and most of it makes me want to throw up: obscure, convoluted and pretentious most of it. How refreshing to find a publisher who is concerned for what a poet has to say and whether that has any merit. Having read the book I was genuinely moved by what I can best describe as a feeling of shared humanity with the writers. Time and again I felt myself saying, ‘Yes, been there. I think I know exactly how you must have felt.’ Every good wish." Geoff
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"A week or so ago I received a letter from you stating that a "Kerry Johnstone" wanted a copy of my book. The name intrigued me so much that I made a few phone calls and Kerry is in fact a long lost cousin. So the order I received turn out to be a lovely surprise. I am writing to thank you for uniting me with the cousin I haven't seen for forty years." Susan
"Largely because of your publication of my poems, I have been signed by the Nucleus Literary and FIlm Making Agency, who have taken my poetry anthology "The Paper Mirror," my short story anthology "A Ride On Ezekiel's Chariot," plus my unfinished novel "Brothers of the Hood," confident that their rights will be successfully sold. I have also been asked to join with Professor Hugh Montgomery (author of The God Kings trilogy) in producing a collaborative collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction short stories. Things are looking up!" Phillip
"Thank you for the copies of my poetry book "A Voice In Verse", which arrived today. I would like to thank everyone involved in its production for their help and advice. It is very much appreciated. I look forward to continuing to send you my stories and poems. I have joined two writers' groups in the area and I am spreading the word about United Press. Hazel”
“I am just writing to say thank you for my 50 copies of "A Pocket Full Of Poems" and to say I am pleased with the book you have produced for me. I think you have done a wonderful job, so thank you again for all the work and attention you have given in the production of my book. You deserve to be a success." Stanley
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"My poetry books have reached me safely. I am so very thrilled as I never once imagined I'd see myself in print and published. Thank you so much for your part in this matter and for the very helpful conversations we have had. I am very, very delighted with the whole way in which it has been put together. The cover is just lovely. I must add that when you sent me the choices of cover, I was amazed that you had gone to the trouble to find a local view. Quite marvelous!" Edna
"Thank you so much for doing such a super job on the book of my poems for Jennifer's birthday. Jennifer was so surprised and thrilled and we were both absolutely delighted with the end product. We are greatly appreciative of your excellent design skills, your great attention to detail and your willingness to take on such a small project. Very many thanks once more. We look forward, hopefully, to working with you again in the near future." Jennifer
"We have just received 50 copies of our own book "Two In Harmony" and we wish to say how delighted we are with the volumes. United Press worked very hard to put our plan into action. The result is a book that we are proud to call our own little gem. Thank you so very much. We have telephoned Lynda Brennan to thank her for all she has done to bring our book out but we should like to mention to you how very appreciative we are of her work and commitment to our project. We always knew that we were in safe hands." David
"My book has arrived safely. As always, I'm delighted with what you have achieved for me. You must have many other things on your plate, but you manage to be a brilliant juggler. You deal with what I send with such efficiency and speed as to give the impression you are doing nothing else but looking after me. Incredible!" Leslie
"I'm thrilled you enjoyed my poem. It's a real confidence booster and incentive to continue writing. I recently viewed your website and found it immensely engaging and informative. I also had the opportunity to view your chosen winner of the National Poetry Anthology and would just like to concur. It was the most deserved winning entry. I found it extremely beautiful and evocative." N Coldrick
"I am delighted that my poem "The Lady" is soon to be published. Also to learn that my latest story, "Secret Love" is going to be published. How fantastic. I feel extremely honoured for I know there are thousands of very talented writers whom like me appreciate your wonderful encouragement and support to help us further in our love of writing. Thank you also for the superb diary (every home should have one) and what excellent presents they would make for Christmas." Joan
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"I would just like to say how much I like the quality of your books including the artwork on the book covers. The quality of the poetry is first rate and I find it gives me a lot of pleasure to read the poems. They have so much diversity. I often visit the United Press website to find out what is new and I like the way the site is laid out." Peter
"I am writing to thank you and everyone else involved in the production of my first book of poetry "Expressions Of Life". I received my copies yesterday so as you can imagine I was really thrilled when they arrived. I was so pleased with the books. I have had quite a few published over the years in anthologies but it is so good to have a book of my own poems. Thank you United Press for everything you have done and thank you to all the staff involved with the production." Derek
"I would like to thank you and your staff for enabling my small book of poems to be published. I think it is a marvelous facility you are offering to budding poets and it is very much appreciated." Audrey
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"Thank you for your recent letter enclosing the anthology CD with which I am absolutely delighted. Poetry is meant to be recited aloud and I am very pleased with the way you recorded it. I never read my poems aloud and I am so surprised to hear the difference it makes. Your kind comments have encouraged me to write another poem for the next CD. I cannot thank you enough for the support you have given me over the years and for the opportunity you have given me." Meg
"I think your company provides a really great service for both its budding and experienced writers. I always enjoy reading the other contributors' poems, which are always of a really high standard. I think the thing that I like most about your poetry anthologies is the diversity of contributors. Both in age, background and culture and the broad range of subject material the poetry covers. I use to think that reading other people's poetry could negatively affect one's own style, particularly if one had favourite poets. I now realise this is a myth." Heather
"Thank you once again for your encouraging phone call and for giving me the confidence to keep on writing. United Press has been a great source of encouragement over the years to myself and many, many writers. I am always impressed by the unlimited success of all the writers involved in your exciting projects. May United Press continue for a long time, because you seem to be the only genuine firm for this genre who have the ability to give poets the chance to see and appreciate their work in print." Josephine
"I am writing to say how pleased I am with the CD which is an interesting and worthwhile venture on United Press' behalf. I also wish to compliment you, personally, for your excellent reading of my poem "God's Acre." It has been recorded exactly as I envisaged when I first wrote it. The whole CD is a good mixture of poetic subjects and a pleasure to listen to. I hope that others will appreciate it too. Thank you for your various words of encouragement over the years." Brian
"Thank you so much for my copy of "Heartland". I am delighted with it and will read it from cover to cover. I found it exciting to see my poem and name in print and thank you for choosing it. I write poems for my own amusement and never thought I'd ever write anything which would go into print. The book arrived on our wedding anniversary. What a lovely present." Fay
"I am delighted with the publication of my work and it has spurred me on towards a second book which will be a more ambitious affair. I have approached one shop already in Tynemouth and they are willing to sell my book. I shall also be approaching Lumley Castle and the Sage Gateshead as they are featured in my book. Please thank the team for me as they have worked really hard." Lesley
"I am writing to say I have just received my books today. I want to say how much United Press have inspired me to carry on with my poetry. It means so much to see my poems in print and without United Press I know that I would never have achieved this wonderful progress." Patricia
"Thank you for choosing one of my poems to be included in your new hardback book ‘Poets Of The Year’. All of my family and friends are delighted for me and I can't wait to show them my poem ‘Tympanum’ in print. This is a real honour and inspiration for me." Geoffrey
"May I thank you all at United Press for your interest in my work and publication of many pieces. I have a feature on my (due to be launched) autobiography "Coal Dust and Memories" accepted for publication in the March 09 issue of Writers News and have mentioned United Press in this feature. Thank you again." Janet
"Thank you for giving me such an honour as to include my poem in your forthcoming, interesting book. The cover looks so swell and I'll be looking forward to its arrival in Strabane. Congratulations on your wonderful work, encouraging classical poets and amateurs, like me, to write." Ursula
"I just wanted to express my appreciation for the professional, excellent service for the publication of my book "Verses From A Walloon Lady". I'm extremely happy with the result of the book and the presentation is just perfect. It was a nice Christmas present for my family in Britain and Belgium and for my friends in France, the USA and Canada. They are very happy with the book.
I feel particularly proud to have my poetry with United Press. It is becoming all too rare these days to find a company that goes to such great lengths to satisfy poets. I hope this success will show that consideration is valued in our society.
This is a great personal honour and achievement that went far beyond my expectations. United Press is a good friend to those of us who write." Victorine
"I wish to thank you most sincerely for my little book of poems and prayers. The little book, "In Thanksgiving" has, I am delighted to say, raised £150 for the Institute of Charity who help to run our local church in Whittlesey. Very many thanks." Pearl
"United Press has helped and encouraged me in my poetic ambitions. I know that I should not have reached the stage I have without United Press and I hope to continue to grow as a poet and reach even greater heights." Jean