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Press Release - New Editor for the Blackcountryman

The former Poet Laureate for the City of Wolverhampton, Emma Purshouse, will be taking over from Kerry Hadley-Pryce as the new editor for the Blackcountryman Magazine this Autumn. Purshouse said, “I feel privileged and honored to have been asked to edit this popular, long-standing magazine, and I’m so looking forward to receiving submissions, and hearing from folk with ideas for articles which relate to the Black Country both past and present.” If you would like to submit an article for consideration then contact Emma by email

The Blackcountryman magazine is published by the Black Country Society which was founded in 1967. The full colour magazine is printed quarterly and features articles, stories, local humour, poetry and historic documents. It's contributors include professional authors, teachers, students and researchers as well as 'local people', who are invaluable contributors, with important and significant memories of times past and extraordinary tales to tell.

The Black Country Society if always looking for new members, if you would like to find more about the society and how to join then go to the website or contact the membership secretary Jack Price on

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