New from Anxiety Press: The Maggot on Maple Street

Anxiety Press is pleased to announce the release of: The Maggot on Maple Street
by Courtenay Schembri Gray


The Maggot on Maple Street is a book which delves into the complexities and nuances of the human experience. Through a series of evocative and thought-provoking poems, Gray explores themes of love, loss, identity, and the search for meaning in a world that can often feel overwhelming and uncertain.

Whether through the raw honesty of a love poem, the haunting beauty of a lament, or the stirring inspiration of a call to action, The Maggot on Maple Street speaks to the heart of the reader and invites them on a journey of self-discovery and reflection. This is a book that will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds, and will leave a lasting impression on anyone who delves into its pages.


“No poet has ever established herself so immediately and so widely. This work will stand the test of time.” — Justine Jones, freelance editor 

The Maggot on Maple Street is unsurpassed in English poetry. It will stick in the memory of everyone who reads it.” — Shane Back, professor of English 

“This book is greater than we yet know.”
— Charles Hoffman, literary critic 

“Courtenay Schembri Gray may be young, but she's already a beautiful writer. She has a great future.”
— Mark SaFranko, author of Hating Olivia 

“In The Maggot on Maple Street, Gray invites the reader into a world of vivid imagery and surrealistic landscapes. Through a series of haunting and thought-provoking poems, this chapbook explores themes of decay, transformation, and the human condition. With vivid language and a unique perspective, Gray takes the reader on a journey through the dark corners of the mind. This chapbook is not for the faint of heart, but is sure to leave a lasting impression on any reader brave enough to delve into its pages.”
 Janelle Janson, reviewer

About the Author

Courtenay Schembri Gray is a pushcart nominated writer from the North of England. You’ll find her work in an array of journals such as A Thin Slice of Anxiety, Misery Tourism, Expat Press, Red Fez, and many more. 


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