New Books (July 2014)

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Miners At The Quarry Pool, the first collection of poems by Nigel Jarrett
Published by Parthian
ISBN: 9781909844063. £7.99.

'Nigel Jarrett is an exceedingly clever writer....' Matthew Jarvis, Poetry Wales.

'...the cultural references vary from watching Strictly Come Dancing to descriptions of First World War training camps. ...Jarrett unifies these pieces with the same cool, observant tone that is at once open to the reader and uniquely detailed and personal.' Liam Nolan, Welsh Books Council.

'A virtuoso performance' Patricia McCarthy, editor of Agenda.

New Books (December 2013)

New from Protean Publications:

The Black Bin Bags Bite Back
by Paul Lester
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-58-9.
£1.75 + 80p p&p.
Poetry.

New Books (September 2013)

New from Home'Baked Books:

A pattern poem by Mike Weller, based on 73 tweets between 2009 and 2013 entitled #trending #pending #ending, available as a free pdf.

New Books (August 2013)

New from Protean Publications:

The Chair That's Under Me: an introductory essay on working-class writing, part one
by Paul Lester
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-57-2.
£3.75 + £1.50 p&p.
 
This is the first part of an extended essay, emphasing the practical problems of the working-class-writer, the day to day difficulties of learning and practising the writing craft while trying to earn a living, with particular attention here also to the experience of being outside of the privileged elitist networking of fee-paying schools and 'Oxbridge' that in the peculiar British context has played such a major role.

New Books (June 2013)

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Seven World Movers in the Garden:
Cycle of nine poems
by Jerry Nolan

This cycle of nine poems imagines moments of self-revelation involving world movers: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Matteo Ricci (1552-1610), Margaret Anna Cusack (1829-1899), Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Carl Jung (1875-1961), Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680).

12 illustrations (in colour) from the triptych by Hieronymous Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights

Paperback: 70 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9558433 9 6
Copies available at £9.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, The Agathopolis Company, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.
 

New Books (March 2013)

The web pages for STEM Recordings are now hosted at the LLPP website, making available their backlist of CDs of contemporary poetry by Allen Fisher, Peter Manson, Maggie O'Sullivan and Leslie Scalapino.

New Books (January 2013)

New from Uproar Comics:

Zombies Hi no. 7

In "Zombies Hi", the main continuing story is set in Derry, Northern Ireland during the onset of a Zombie Apocalypse following the survivors as they use its ancient stone walls as a barricade between them and the Undead. The book is a collection of stories in different formats ranging from prose to graphics orientated storytelling, all with an undead theme. The book is part of an on-going series which follows the main story but also includes others from the up and coming talent in the worlds of writing and art.

Available in hard copy and digital format.
£3.50 from the Uproar Comics Shop.

New Books (November 2012)

New from Protean Publications

Last Things First
by Paul Lester
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-56-5.
Booklet of poems
Price £2.50.

New Books (October 2012)

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Walter's Magical Lantern:
Play For Solo Performance
&
The Magic Realism of Walter Spies:
About the Magical Pictures,
by Jerry Nolan

To mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Walter Spies.

Walter's Magical Lantern features Walter Spies (1895-1942) the painter in love with the island of Bali as the prisoner on board ship off the coast of Sumatra in 1942. Spies treats the audience as imagined bystanders.

Magic Realism of Walter Spies ilustrates and analyses ten of Spies's key pictures and discusses why his achievements have been generally ignored until quite recently.

Paperback: 61 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9558433 8 9
Copies available at £8.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, The Agathopolis Company, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (April 2012)

New from Home'Baked Books:

Two free eBooks (in pdf format) by Mike Weller:

The Making of Slow Fiction is an essay in two parts. It's a personalised account of little magazines, poetry, graphics and digital. Keith Jebb initiated the idea of me speaking word on topic in his professional capacity as Senior Creative Writing Lecturer providing working seminars for wider university-based practice-research projects.

Songs Our Teachers Learn Us is complement to Beat generation Ballads (Veer Books, 2011) with links to websites, other pdfs, audio/video, YouTube clips, live Google blogspots - digital supplement to printed bookwork.

New Books (March 2012)

New from Miami University Press (Ohio):

Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse, translated by Peter Manson.

288pp, March 2012.
ISBN 978-1-881163-50-3.
$24.95.

Available direct from the press, and also from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, abebooks.co.uk, Small Press Distribution and other online stores.

New Books (December 2011)

New from Protean Publications

Tales of a Lifer: the writings of Jim Phelan
by Paul Lester,
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-51-0.
£3.50.
Account of the work of a writer who had the rare distinction of having gone on to achieve some fame as a novelist in the 1930s after having being condemned to death for murder.

The Sand-Seller of Kanyakumari
by Paul Lester,
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-54-1.
£1.75.
Short story set in the 'Land's End' of India.

Shopping for Your Last Breath
by Paul Lester,
ISBN-13 978-0-948683-55-8.
£1.75.
Booklet of poems.

Also, a 16 track CD entitled Walking Through Walls
by Paul Lester,
Combines poetry and music.
£6.50 post free.

New Books (October 2011)

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Conjuring in Follies:
Quartet of Plays 3 & 4,
by Jerry Nolan

This quartet of plays, Conjuring in Follies, explores the private worlds ('follies') of four men juggling with the advance of age and the prospect of eventual self-defeat.
 
In 3. Marc's Yellow Pigeon Loft, racing star enthusiast in youth suffers serious injury on horseback in middle age when he struggles fiercely with old and new relationships as death approaches.
 
In 4. The Red Siren Cardinal, retired missionary bishop honoured by the Pope grows attracted to the turbulent lives of two young men, causing him to trip on the heavenly ladder.

Paperback: 105 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9558433 7 2
Copies available at £7.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, The Agathopolis Company, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (April 2011)

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Conjuring in Follies:
Quartet of Plays 1 & 2,
by Jerry Nolan

This quartet of tragic-comic plays explores the private worlds ('follies') of four men juggling with the advance of age and the prospect of eventual self-defeat. In 1. Golden's Ruby Double, recently retired history teacher battles against the onset of a nervous breakdown in which his manipulative mother is intimately involved from a distance. In 2. The Shadows in Tat's Box, poet famous for one book fallen out of fashion imprisons himself in a strange black-box room where his guests tend only to fuel his frustrations.

Paperback: 119 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9558433 6 5
Copies available at £7.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, The Agathopolis Company, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (January 2011)

New from Protean Publications:

Dying For A Laugh
by Paul Lester,
ISBN 13 978-0-948683-53-4.
£2.50.
Poetry.

New from Tomatito Press:

Five

'Five' is a beautifully designed and illustrated, hand-bound art book which explores the beauty and strangeness of the natural world and the power of imagination. The lyrical short story by Masha Solon is hand-lettered, and accompanied by 30 pages of black and white pencil illustrations by illustrator Katriona Chapman.

£ 12.50 in UK, available via the book's website or by cheque payable to Katriona Chapman and sent to 171A Breakspears Road, Brockley, London SE4 1UA.

New Books (September 2010)

New from Chipmunkapublishing:

The Madhouse of Love: a Teenager's Own Story
by Peter G. Mackie.

Written at the age of 17, "The Madhouse of Love" is the story of a 12-year-old who is kept in a psychiatric unit for 2 1/2 years in Scotland in the late 1960s due to a misunderstanding. During his stay in the hospital, he falls in love with a girl who is also a patient, but their relationship is put a stop to by the authorities, leading them both to contemplate suicide. Eventually, Tony manages to discharge himself by using a great deal of tact and persuasion but eventually ends up homeless in London at the age of 16.

101pp, £12.00 in UK, ISBN: 9781849912372.

New from HomeBaked Books:

S CLUB 7 VERSUS THE ANTI-CAPITALISTS by Michael J. Weller
Chapbook reprint of old artzine (visual associations, 2000).

£2.50 GBP (inc. UK p & p) cover viewable Cheap Chapbooks.

New Books (August 2010)

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Beckford of Lansdown:
a homage for the 250th anniversary of his birth,
by Jerry Nolan

Research into the Beckford papers at the Bodleian Library reveals how the William Beckford who retired to Lansdown in Bath seems at odds with the recycled version of a confused old man being deservedly punished for a lifetime of misdeeds and ill-gotten fortune. Beckford of Lansdown emerges as a compulsive teacher of gifted younger men whose talents he often creatively challenged, while he revised his earlier writings and energetically lampooned fashionable opinions. This study of Beckford of Lansdown marking the 250th anniversary of his birth collects mainly essays published between 1997 and 2008 in The Beckford Journal which is annually published by the Beckford Society.

Paperback: 134 pages
ISBN: 978-0955843358
Copies available at £7.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, The Agathopolis Company, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (June 2010)

Ralph Hawkins: Happy Whale Fat Smile.. 16pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-37-4

There will always be great men
Keng is one of them from the land of Telknam
There are strange tribes there
driving trucks of guano to foreign depots

flying foxes in the trees

**

Matina Stamatakis: EoS. 20pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-36-7

Of Unattainable Knowledge

 

as what’s unsaid //                              that  edge of dark,

thought once

idle----little kindling                             . of                            minute  .

as such;      each step of undoing    towards dawn.
against snow.                                                                       “instantly marking the man
                                                                                                           

 against his foe”

a quest,  unsought               ------------------                               unexamined

node                       for the brain

 

                                                                                .  To revel in

**

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New from Home'Baked Books:

& Holly Pester Does It Better, final chapbook in 'feminized' trilogy (cf Home'Baked New Books June 2008) available at 3GBP, including p & p (UK).

Title pictured on Home'Baked 'Cheap Chapbooks' page.

New from Reality Street

Fanny Howe: EMERGENCE

Fanny Howe's new book for Reality Street, her first since O'Clock (1995), collects early poems that are no longer in print, and presents them in new guises. The book is an important document showing the development of her current poetics and poetical thought.

May 2010, 978-1-874400-47-9, 64pp, price £7.50

Jim Goar: SEOUL BUS POEMS

Born in San Francisco, Jim Goar has lived in Tucson, Arizona; Changsha, China; Boulder, Colorado; Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Norwich, UK; and in Brevard, North Carolina. Reality Street is pleased to publish his first perfect-bound book, a poem sequence tracking his time in Seoul.

May 2010, 978-1-874400-46-2, 62pp, price £7.50

New Books (April 2010)

New from Visual Associations with Home-Baked Books:

April 2010:
Completed 'Slow Fiction: twenty-three tales 2001-2010' by Michael John Weller.

In addition there are two supplementary publications:

'Slow Fiction Character & Scene Guide'
(2.50 GPB UK inc.p&p)

and essay

'The Making of Slow Fiction'
(2.25 GPB UK inc.p&p).

Individual 'Slow Fiction' titles (3.00 GPB UK inc.p&p) and 'Slow Fiction: twenty-three tales in a box' (plus 'Guide') installation built to order/available from London's bookartbookshop from April 15th.

Home'Baked Books
c/o 3 Queen Adelaide Court
Queen Adelaide Road
London
SE20 7DZ
UK

cheques/postal orders payable to 'Visual Associations' or 'M.Weller', or pay online via PayPal at the website.

New Books (March 2010)

Michael Ayres: Only. 16pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-33-6

Burning is the occult complicity
between the flame and the fuel:
so deep, that bond;
so strong, that secret.

**

Giles Goodland: Near Myths. 24pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-39-9

Myth of Death
 

Mechanic of flowers, old man God
paced in his cell. He had so much work to do
like reason a way out with
a knife made of water. Now where was
that other language, the one hidden inside this one.

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (February 2010)

New from Sidekick Books

COIN OPERA is a collection of short, pithy poems inspired by computer games, from classic arcade thumb-mashers to modern wowbang innovations, via the console wars of the 1990s. The book includes Streetfighter II sonnets by Ross Sutherland (one of the Times’ Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008), Rainbow Islands senryu by tall-lighthouse poet Amy Key and the long-awaited meeting of Ted Hughes and Doom at the hands of Forward Prize nominee Simon Barraclough.

ISBN 978-0-9564 164-0-7
£5 plus p&p, available from www.drfulminare.com

Obakarama is a collection of poetry and illustrations inspired by Japanese folk monsters; women with extendable necks, winged dogs, killer scarves, sea ghouls and cloud beasts are just some of the creatures you’ll be introduced to. Contributing poets include T.S. Eliot Prize nominee Roddy Lumsden, Amy Blakemore, who was the youngest poet to be published in Bloodaxe’s 2009 Voice Recognition anthology, and three-time Foyle Young Poet of the Year Adham Smart.

ISBN 978-0-9564 164-1-4
£5 plus p&p, available from www.drfulminare.com

New Books (January 2010)

New from Crater Press:

Crater 3, Acacia Feelings: The Collected Poems of Pao Ling-Hui by Harry Gilonis

Published in Brighton, December 2009 in a run of 170, £5

Crater 4, Andromeda / The World Works for Me by Amy De'Ath

Published in Brighton, January 2010 in a run of 100, £4

Interested parties should contact Richard Parker via email, and there are options for subscribing &c.

richie_fire[at]hotmail[dot]com

3 Kennington Park House,
Kennington Park Place
London SE11 4JT

New from Skysill Press:

Jess Mynes, Sky Brightly Picked

96 pages. ISBN 978-1-907489-00-6. £8.95 (including UK postage).

Sky Brightly Picked is Jess Mynes's first full length collection. Rooted in the poet's responses to the work of Mark Rothko and the landscape of rural Massachusetts, these concise, witty, and deftly worked poems bring us 'other / kinds of knowing'. Possessed of a fresh and distinctive style, Jess Mynes shows in this book that he knows instinctively how to 'give a line muck / to sense about'.

**

Alan Baker, The World Seen from the Air.

22 pages. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. £4.50 (including UK postage)

Alan Baker lives in Nottingham, where he co-edits Leafe Press and edits Litter Magazine. His previous poetry collections include The Causeway (Leafe, 2000), Not Bondi Beach (Leafe, 2002), The Strange City (Secretariat Books, 2006), and Hotel February (Bamboo Books, 2008). A translation of Yves Bonnefoy's Début et Fin de la Neige/The Beginning and End of the Snow was published by Leafe/Bamboo Books in 2007.
 

Anna Mendelssohn: py.. 24pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-29-9

27 acrostic pieces on the word 'poetry'
 
portrait in ink
oecumenical platter
electric punk
tremendously ivanovitch
riding a rare
yoyo on the go

**

Nathan Thompson: Holes in the Map. 20pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-28-2

centre or periphery
 
music     your contours     approach
virtual worlds between people and places
 
it is beguiling     I memorize you
changing the difference
 
spaces might inhabit or be
both and deny     particular positions
 
we collide when observed
otherwise     you are absent
 
a body may be in two places
broken at any point

**

Catherine Hales: a bestiary of so[nne][r]ts. 20pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-30-5

disobedience on all channels        satyrs on the dance
floor & nymphs simpering in the loo all eve-
ning touching up their lipstick. the mc jabbering
into the mike, garbo & some iconic egyptian
queen hissing at each other on the screen. chavs
with kalashnikovs patrolling the lawn with cerberus
in tow for your emmy consideration das ewig
weibliche or just a trick of the light like mermaids
on the seashore, lilith having left early. she may
be skilled in all the arts but still worth only four
oxen as a prize for a wrestling contest oh I ask you
where's the power of laughter to resist or hurt
the toilet was traditional just a hole in the ground after
the party they left the garden in separate limousines

All three books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New from The Agathopolis Company

The Window Ajar Alphabet:
poems by Jerry Nolan

These 136 poems were written intermittently over a period of almost 50 years. They were occasional records, often scribbled in school exercise books, at times of pressing personal interest. A miscellany of experience emerges: influences of an Irish Catholic upbringing, importance of close personal relationships, versions of the life stories of real and imagined characters, fluctuating views of the passions for teaching and acting, and the scramble for perspectives on reading histories and travelling widely. I fine-tuned here and there, and sequenced the selected poems not in their chronological order of composition but in the alphabetical order of their titles.

Paperback: 120 pages
ISBN: 978-0955845341
Copies available at £6.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

Wales Women’s National Coalition invites you to participate in our International Women’s Day event for 2010. We will be publishing a short anthology of poetry and creative prose in celebration of women under the title of 'The Voice of Women in Wales. An esteemed panel of judges will select entries to be included in the anthology, which will be published in March 2010.

On the panel are:
Shelagh Weeks, Jeni Williams, Jo Verity, Sarah Edmonds and Menna Elfyn.

Entries in English and Welsh are welcome.

Entrants must be:

Women From Wales or currently living in Wales
16-116 years of age
Creative prose should be no longer than 750 words, and poetry should be no longer than 30 lines.

The deadline for entries is 25/01/10.
We would prefer to receive your entries via e-mail on llinos-merriman[at]wwnc.org.uk. Alternatively, copies can be sent to Wales Women’s National Coalition, Anchor Court, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW. If you have any queries, please contact us on 02920 478919.

Judging will take place in January 2010, all entrants will be notified.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

New from Reality Street:

Bill Griffiths:
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS
(1966-80)

Reality Street is collaborating with West House Books to bring together for the first time the late Bill Griffiths' poetry up until 1980 (ie all the work preceding that in Salt Publishing's The Mud Fort). The text, edited by Alan Halsey and Ken Edwards, includes the full "Cycles" and "War w/ Windsor" sequences that so astonished readers when they first appeared, plus much other poetry that was published by his own Pirate Press imprint, Writers Forum and other small presses during the 1970s.

Bill Griffiths was a poet, Anglo-Saxon scholar, book designer, small press publisher, biker, houseboat owner, pianist, archivist and social historian who late in his career moved from London to North East England where he reinvigorated the study of the region's dialect. He died in 2007 at the age of 59.

Jan 2010, 978-1-874400-45-5, 368pp, price £18

New Books (December 2009)

New from Protean Books

Songs for the Sodden
by Paul Lester,
ISBN 978-0-948683-52-7.
pp12, £1.75.
Poetry and lyrics.

New Books (November 2009)

New anthology, Launched Nov 09.

Cracking On: Poems on ageing by older women. With a foreword by Michele Hanson.

Grey Hen Press
£10.

New Books (October 2009)

Issue two of Popshot Magazine now available:

This issue, we look at the intricacies of 'Us & Them' in all its split and divided glory with poetic observations on prejudice, hierarchy, class, the rat race and the possibility of us being replaced by robots. Featuring 24 poems ranging from tales of academics falling into cauldrons to digging your way out of your workplace with the help of office stationery, all spread over 64 pages with work from 28 embarrassingly talented illustrators, including Spencer Wilson, Valero Doval, Clare Mallison, Bob London and a whole lot of black ink.

£6 per issue in UK (£12 subscription) via PayPal on www.popshotpopshot.com

New Books (September 2009)

Richard Moorhead: The Reluctant Vegetarian. 24pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-23-7

blueberry
n (1) owl pellet
swollen with
fairy bile; (2) goose
tumour stitched
with burdock; (3) jar
of seal eyes, lustrous
when wet...

Carrie Etter: The Son. 20pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-24-4

My son leans from the tower; his red pompadour, stiff with Aqua Net, resists the quick wind. When he sings, the notes hasten to the forest a mile south before they descend. I clamber onto my restless horse; she starts before I am secure. The notes are red. I pluck them like poppies.

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New from Reality Street

Allan Kolski Horwitz & Ken Edwards (eds.)
BOTSOTSO: an anthology of contemporary South African poetry

An exciting anthology of contemporary multi-lingual, multi-cultural poetry from post-apartheid South Africa, showcasing some of the poets who have come to prominence since 1994. The contributors are: Donald Parenzee, Makhosazana Xaba, Bongekile Mbanjwa, Vonani Bila, Kobus Moolman, Anet Kemp, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Ike Mboneni Muila, Lisemelo Tlale, Clinton du Plessis, Sumeera Dawood, Siphiwe ka Ngwenya. The anthology has been edited in collaboration with Ken Edwards, of Reality Street, who also writes a preface. Co-editor and Botsotso founder Allan Kolski Horwitz contributes an introductory essay providing the political and social context.

978-1-874400-42-4,, 238pp , price £12.50

New from The Agathopolis Company:

Beat the Last Trumpet:
a play by Jerry Nolan

When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, it was not generally realised that the Catholic Church was on the brink of great changes. The action of this play takes place in County Kerry, Ireland, shortly before and shortly after the Pope's death. All the characters, across three generations, would describe themselves as 'Irish Catholics', but 'Irish' and 'Catholic' are often in conflict. Tension grows between and within two families as unexpected love among the young causes widespread furore. There are two battling priests, the retired fiery African missionary and the retiring independently-minded parish priest. Deep emotional attachments surface again between a reluctant spinster and an exiled writer/actor who satirically exposes personal and national tragedies. In the final scene, the dying missionary priest bequeaths his traditional Catholic beliefs to a Jesuit-educated young man, but the overwhelming priority for his spinster-sister becomes a dedication to caring for the local human casualties of her brother's lifelong religious passion.

Paperback: 80 pages
ISBN: 978-0955843334
Copies available at £6.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (July 2009)

New from Barque Press:

Peter Manson, Adjunct: an Undigest
July 2009. ISBN 1-903488-66-4. 120pp.
GBP £10.00 + £1 post in UK.

"Jobby by Hans Arp".

*

Sean Bonney, Document: Poems, Diagrams, Manifestos July 7th 2005 - June 27th 2007.
July 2009. ISBN 1-903488-65-2. 84pp.
GBP £8.00 + £1 post in UK.

Document's narrative runs from the London suicide bombers through to Blair's resignation. Fully illustrated.

David Kennedy: MY Atrocity. 16pp A5. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-20-6

O sleepless data glaze glazed

drool echo echo then not

the restless stars clearly restless

tremens tremens

in tight cells knocking all points

high among the most distant

particles of light in transit

what gutted decisions’ moral hot metal

is trafficked at two three

at the thinnest edge of air

* *

Peter Riley: Twelve Moons. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-22-0

9th Moon

Fireflies lost in the summer palace, sky like water
yellow bamboos, cold pools, water-lilies dead
moonlight salient on claws of the gate-rings
this cool courtyard then empty halls then sky, white
dew-drops congealing on the wind
emerald lacework heaped up on the terraces
the dawn herald has gone, dawn is ablaze
a raven on the gold well croaks, plane leaves fall.

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New from http://www.randomhousemondadori.es/

La Isla Tuerta ("The One-Eyed Island") -- 49 poetas britanicos (1946-2006)

Selected, translated, and with a preface and notes by Matias Serra Bradford.

Excellent 500-page bilingual anthology of British poetry from David Gascoyne to Nicholas Johnson.

Available from here

New from Equipage:

Tom Raworth

THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE WHO PUT ON ANY CLOTHES (starring it)

A prose work in 23 sections, mislaid for 35 years and then found in an attic, this is a classic Raworth text from the era of Logbook: fast, profound, knockabout, intense, tricky, brainy, daft, those were the days once again…

A5, 28pp (price £4.50 including P&P)
Cheques to 'Equipage'
c/o Rod Mengham, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

New Books (June 2009)

New from Shearsman Books

Gerry Loose:
That Person Himself

A fox hears voices. A dogfox of indeterminate gender careers round desert USA, Hiroshima & Nagasaki in stolen cars & on foot. A barkingdog talks out loud & sings. A demotic fox listens & listens. A coyotefox lies. A coyote speaks truth. A kitfox reads the signs & tunes the car radio. Kitsune eats & drinks. They are all that person himself, who is also summoner of kingfishers, bringer of acorns, old compound eye, the one geese kiss & the drinker of aftershock. that person himself wanders in atom-bomb test sites, mooches in nuclear weapon fallout, from bar to deer park, from festival to razed landscape.

Paperback, 112pp, 8.5x5.5ins, £8.95 / $16
ISBN 9781848610385

Ken Edwards: Red & Green. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-17-6

And here displayed and coming forth and multiplying are Godfathers, Evil Mothers, Bad Dogs, a toy gorilla named George. There are Pooh Bears, Piglets, Eeyores, Mickey & Minnie Mice, Noddies, Big Earses, Kermits, Miss Piggies, Crazy Frogs, Hilks, Bagpusses, My Little Ponies, Lion Kings, Bush Babies, Blair Witches, Bin Liners. There are Simpsons, Basil Brushes, Pokemons of all descriptions, Scooby-Doos, SpongeBob SquarePantses, Grinches, Chancellors, Shreks, Governors of the Bank of England and all manner of other beings that do not exist.

Second person, change your bag of pebbles into a handful of coins!

* *

Randolph Healy: Rattling the Bars. 16pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-18-3

You can’t call it help
if it always ends in a barney

smell of hot fat
lenses frosted by sea spray

met us a
woman with serpentine plaits
stone beautiful
until the

thread snapped

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (May 2009)

New from Reality Street

Peter Jaeger:
RAPID EYE MOVEMENT

Rapid Eye Movement follows a strict constraint: two bands of text run continuously throughout the book. The top band consists entirely of fragmented dream narratives recorded by historical and contemporary dreamers, while the lower band juxtaposes found material which includes the word “dream.” No two sentences taken from the same source follow each other. As an investigation of the sign “dream” across a number of social discourses, including literature, psychoanalysis, advertising, popular culture, song lyrics, philosophy and religious literature, Rapid Eye Movement presents a record of our culture dreaming.

978-1-874400-41-7, 156pp , price £9.50

Wendy Mulford:
THE LAND BETWEEN

Wendy Mulford co-founded Reality Street, but this is her first collection to be published by the press – and her first collection since her Selected Poems, and suddenly, supposing (2002).

The Land Between shows Wendy Mulford at work in familiar, experimental and visually arresting mode in I CHINA AM, a response to her experience of South East Asia. The second section registers and attempts to make sense of sudden bereavement. The poems strive to grasp a hold in a world felt to be meaningless and almost unbearably harsh. The third section brings together poems of differing kinds from the previous seven years, writing which is characterised too by the spirit of opening, learning and unmaking the world.

978-1-874400-44-8, 62pp , price £7.50

New from The Agathopolis Company:

The Golden Caterpillar With Black Tail:
Fra. Girolamo Savonarola

a play by Jerry Nolan

In 1494 there emerged from relative obscurity in Florence the figure of Savonarola as preacher, scholar, reformer, prophet and saviour who succeeded in attracting many devoted followers and a few dedicated enemies. This play enacts key events in Florence: the invasion of Charles VIII of France; the Bonfire of the Vanities, Excommunications from Rome, the Ordeal by Fire, the Siege of San Marco, the Torture of Savonarola by the Papal Inquisitor. The play's climax describes the atrocious executions in the Piazza della Signoria as recorded by the Florentine diarist Luca Landucci who added the story of the Golden Catterpillar With Black Tail as a memorable image of the life and death of Savonarola.

Paperback: 64 pages
ISBN: 978-0955843327
Copies available at £6.00 sterling, including postage
from Jerry Nolan, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (March 2009)

The re-launched Torque Press is very pleased to announce the launch of a new book:

Caroline Bergvall, Cropper, ISBN: 978-1-906851-01-9, pp. 15. £7, plus 50p p&p.

The book is beautifully designed and constructed by Marit Münzburg, and in two articulating sections considers the experience of multilingualism, and the way bodies and language(s) interact across their many borders.

Available from:

Jane Glenn, 65/2063, English, School of Humanities, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

J [D0T] Glenn [AT] soton [D0T] ac [D0T] uk

Please make cheques payable to the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON.

Gerry Loose: the deer path to my door. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-15-2

"This wonderful collection by Gerry Loose leads language through its own moving landscapes, as well as others trodden, tended and observed by the author. Wry, lyrical, daft, philosophical – these lines are alert to miniscule shifts in natural phenomena and thought, the tracks of language glistening under starlight, sun and ample Scottish rain falling through, ah, Scotch mist."

Available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

Lisa Samuels: Throe. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-14-5

Radical empiricist blues

oh baby you aren’t here so you can't be alive

my high five of laundering attachment

car driving to the aeroport you remember

you and me and soldiers – now it's women

upon the globe her farm her waters her city

they aren’t here so they can't be alive

palpable as screens across this citizen décor

it isn't the clothes, my dear, not even in France

where they mistook the spring that is here

so it must be true, the hands mapped with freakish

assertions of warmth concretely felt

and heavy on the envelopes I glue & send

to a terribly nice version of you

Available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (February 2009)

New from Rack Press:

Darwin Among the Machines by Siobhán Campbell.
"Taking off from the steam shovel, this sequence pits the poetic impulse against its traditional enemies to see if they may have more in common than we think."
12pp, £4.

An Instruction from Madame S. by William Palmer.
"These are poems of place; how we change the rooms and landscapes in which we live, and how we are changed by them."
12pp, £4.

Variations on Four Places by John Powell Ward.
"This sequence in four movements explores the poet’s response to four areas of England and Wales – Gower, Radnor, Somerset andGloucestershire – that have particular personal resonance for a poet with a deep engagement with the Welsh and English spirit of place."
28pp, £5.

To order send a cheque, payable to Rack Press, to
Rack Press, The Rack, Kinnerton, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2PF. Postage free.

http://rackpress.blogspot.com/

dark age press
new poetry press - first publication (Jan 09):

The Ghost View by Ian Harrow
- a book for the end of an era.
ISBN 978-0-9560198-0-6
Price £8.99
Orders online from Amazon and www.darkagepress.co.uk

Forthcoming: Forty-Eight Gates: John Gohorry (Prizewinner Keats/Shelley)

Contact details:
dark age press
PO Box 283
Shipley
BD18 9AP
edapress [AT] yahoo [D0T] co [D0T] uk

Housecat Kung Fu: Strange Poems For Wild Children
By Geoffrey Gatza
ISBN: 978-0-9794119-6-0
Price: U.S. $16.00
Distributors: Meritage Press and Small Press Distribution
http://www.meritagepress.com/gatza.htm

Kenmore: Poem Unlimited
By Geoffrey Gatza
Goss 183 Casa Menendez
110 Pages
ISBN: 1440463115
Available now $16
http://www.geoffreygatza.com/Kenmore

New Books (January 2009)

Rufo Quintavalle: Making Nothing Happen. 24pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-12-1

Theories of Justice

It was after glue had been poured on the town
then lifted off like a gummy negative
that the folk went naked through the naked streets
to test the persistence of law in a world
where daylight showed no tact or history,
their shoulder blades, haunches and genital scraps
advancing in silence past the sandstone walls.

* *

Alistair Noon: At the Emptying of Dustbins. 16pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-13-8

Mikhail the Domestically Detested

and George the Unfortunate Progenitor

have thawed in Iceland. Yugoslavia is at war.
 

Someone is strumming unplugged,

the sounds reeling down a stairwell.

Where’s the melancholy, alcoholic nose

of Belkin, with his squirrelish name

and ear for slang and news?

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

The Steel Philanthropist is an infantile literary magazine collecting for its first issue. It has a fondness for minimalism, avant-garde and the experimental but will happily read anything. Submissions (accompanied by a brief biography) will be accepted until april, pasted in the body of an email sent to: inmeitrust [AT] hotmail [D0T] co [D0T] uk

New Books (December 2008)

Extraordinary Views of Lansdown Tower:
William Beckford & Cyrus Redding

by Jerry Nolan

This work is a dramatization, based on their selected writings, of the highly volatile relationship between probably the most myriad-minded man of his age, William Beckford and his ambitious biographer, Cyrus Redding, who struggles to grapple with the older man's vibrant personality, hurricane of opinions and challenging behaviour during the years of Beckford's retirement in bath. A genuinely moving friendship unexpectedly develops between the two unevenly matched personalities as Redding emerges as the only one in pole position to compile the first memoir of a very exceptional character.

Paperback: 53 pages
ISBN: 978-0955843310

Copies available at £6.50 sterling, including postage from The Agathopolis Company, Jerry Nolan, No. 59 Homecross House, 21, Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London W4 1YA. Cheques payable to J. Nolan.

New Books (November 2008)

Carol Watts: When blue light falls. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-11-4

Available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

Paul Lester, My Career As A Dead Man
A new 16 track CD of poetry plus music.
£6.50 post free from

Protean Publications
c/o 3a Wilsons Road,
Knowle,
West Midlands
B93 OHZ

Welsh Art Now - ISSN 977-1757 56900-3

We are pleased to announce the publication of issue 1 of WelshArtNow (WAN). WAN is the new quarterly art magazine that discusses art with a Welsh connection. Wales can now claim to have its own dedicated art magazine. WAN is A4 sized and contains 48 pages, printed in full colour on high quality art paper. WAN will ride on the crest of positive change and the sense of optimism that defines modern Wales ; there would not seem a better time to launch a new and dynamic cultural arts magazine. Welsh art, now has its own platform and can take centre stage. A wide range of art is featured, ranging from cartoons to gallery art; there will even be an art 'centre fold' each issue! As far as we are concerned it’s all art and is interesting in its own way. It would seem to make perfect sense to feature different types of art side by side. Although about 'now' the magazine is interested in the rich and varied history of Wales and its people. Apart from talking about art the magazine will feature lots of original art specific to a magazine format (think of it as a gallery within a magazine).

For further details contact Jackie Allman editor[AT]welshartnow[d0t]co[d0t]uk

New Books (October 2008)

Maurice Scully: WORK. 36pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-10-7

Maurice Scully – Process Monger – touches
us round a fibreglass corner. He gives us Time
Dancing, stone fish, little beauty shocks &
World. This. He does Digging [for percussion],
explains the relationship between binning
things & origins of the solar system, goes
Geometric [for gamelan], makes a guitar out of
words [senza fretting], composes the future
for treated piano, speaks
[for oboe], claps love & retrieves it from the
well. You can hear the paper.          Good.
It will make you happy.          (But not
forever).

* *

David Rushmer: Blanchot's Ghost. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-08-4

     from SECOND VERSION OF THE IMAGINARY

 

                          when nothing disappears into it

 

          neutrality

 

                          indifferent depth                  nothing is affirmed, it inclines

 

                          the intimacy

 

Both books available from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (September 2008)

Issue two of if p then q magazine (Autumn 2008) featuring poetry by Michael Gibbs, p. inman, Scott Thurston and Janis Butler Holm. Essay on Michael Gibbs by Bill Allen. CD = Tony Trehy interviews Robert Grenier. Postcards = Joy as Tiresome Vandalism aRb Versions.

£6/$15 envelope, paper, cd, postcards.

www.ifpthenq.co.uk

John Welch: Untold Wealth. 24pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-09-1

from where

a voice of great purity it

sometimes descends

the cashpoint queue

a shield of

water reflecting the clouds

it's as if you were stepping over

the shallow face of a god

From Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (July 2008)

THE AGATHOPOLIS COMANY intends to publishes poetry and plays.

First publication 2008:

Cat of the Inner Cities & Other Outer Hebridean Poems

These poems and illustrations were mostly inspired by the indomitable spirit of Father Allan McDonald (1859-1905) - priest, poet & scholar on South Uist & Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides - a year ahead of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Paperback: 74 pages
The Poems: 38 poems, pp.3-50
The Illustrations: 12 illustrations including 3 in colour, pp. 53-64
The Afterword: Mapping Father Allan McDonald's Outer Hebrides, pp.67-74
Copyright: Jerry Nolan (Poems & Afterword) & Michael Felix Gilfedder (Illustrations)
ISBN: 978-0955843303
Copies available at 6.50 pounds sterling, including postage.
Further informtion from Jcmnolan[at]aol[d0t]com
Contact: Jerry Nolan, 8 Antrobus Road, Chiswick, London W4 5HY
www.jerrynolanwriter.com

Peter Hughes: Physical Geography. 24pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-07-7

& while a spring
may seem delightfully
straightforward
bear in mind
springs slowly
eviscerate
their site & eat
backwards into bone

Ian Davidson: Familiarity Breeds. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-06-0

With the surface of the word unfolding new connections occur

Previously impossible to imagine from sites of special interest

Where the next body politic will come from throwing themselves

At the exhaust smothering the world in sound from their insane

Silencers and the baroque ornament of LED lights systems

And stick on spoilers. Silver track suits.

From Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (June 2008)

Companion chapbooks, Redell Olsen's Sharp Exhalations and Andrea Brady Poetry Lady are available at 3GBP each, including p & p (UK).

"If anyone does know what has been going on in the poetry scene in the last five years, could they write and tell us?"
(Angel Exhaust Number Eighteen, Spring 2005)

In October 2005, Andrea Brady and Redell Olsen shared a Crossing the Line performance at The Plough - the same night Don Paterson read at the London Review Bookshop. Companion chapbooks are partial answer to Angel Exhaust question.

from Home'Baked Books.

New Books (May 2008)

Peter Manson, Between Cup and Lip. A book of poems, prose and visuals made between 1990 and 2007. 81pp perfectbound, $15. ISBN 978-1-4243-3110-9.

Published by Miami University Press, Oxford, Ohio, USA.

Non-UK readers please order direct from the press or via Small Press Distribution in the US; UK readers should be able to buy a copy from various sellers on Amazon.co.uk and other online stores.

Morpheus Tales Magazine

From the creative minds behind Black Tears Magazine, Violent Spectres Magazine and Morpheus Press, comes a new magazine of horror, science fiction and fantasy. Morpheus Tales will be a quarterly digest-sized magazine featuring the highest quality fiction, artwork, and reviews of the latest books and films.

Morpheus Tales issue #1 will launch in July.

See www.myspace.com/morpheustales or www.morpheustales.com for details.

D.W. Wilson: Poems. 96 pages, original pbk. £9.00; Euro-zone: €13.50.
ISBN 978-0-907155-62-1. Publication date 20.05.2008.

from Tuba Press

Peter Riley: Best at Night Alone. 20pp A5, colour cover. £4 inc UK postage.
ISBN: 978-1-905885-05-3

"All our resources gone to
waste in the desert, these people are
wrecking the earth.

And nowhere but here in these
patient groves
will an eyelid be opened to the earth's curve
at dawn or fall of night.

No, I don't want a sandwich.
I don't want a valet case."

From Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (April 2008)

Alfred Nestor: The Only Way is UP. £9.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-25-5

R.A. Grant: Reach Me Down the Moon. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-24-8

Nancy Childers: Smoky Mountain Musing. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-23-1

from www.madjockpublishers.com

Written, a quarterly journal of fiction and verse based in Guernsey, is open to submissions of new work. Poems should be 40 lines or less, fiction under 1500 words. Email Adam Clayton, written.in[AT]gmail.com for more information.

Marianne Morris, Tutu Muse: Prophylactic Poetry for the Last Generation. £5 + 50p p&p in UK.

" Every day those fuckers BBQ. " Didn't mean to hurt you Snowy. I just it's I have a lot of psychological issues. I WOULD LIKE STYROFOAM NOODLE BOX. IT HURTS MY MOUTH TOO. Come throw your plastic Wilberforce Best Dog at my head. Sorry, it hurts me too. Please come. Bring your friends and it'll be like Gary Glitter back in the old days wishing he were Rod Stewart. I will prance about in your Dalston Megadeath Halberstam Trenchcoat. I will foam lovingly at the mouth about the Rabies you gave John William Electrodeath Megahouse when you TRIED to touch his ornate masterpiece. I will - etc. I'm really excited about the future. Can I stop now?

Look just forget I said anything.

from Fly By Night Press

Emily Critchley: Who handles one over the backlash.
A5, 16pp stapled colour cover. £4 including p&p.

"There in reversible relation
are more fields - consciousness permits. Grounds for ill-feeling,
due to closeness. The heroine of a book mirroring a complex
(disconcerting)! You're due certain erasures,
and for courage read luck."

Kelvin Corcoran: What Hit Them.
A5, 16pp. £4 including p&p.

"Whispered in schools, sung from towers
at dawn by rote in the blood,
repeated in the houses of power,
dog barking sanctimonious cant."

from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL. (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

New Books (March 2008)

Tony Boullemier: Leonie and the last Napoleon. £12.95.
ISBN 1-4251-1338-9

from www.leonieandthelastnapoleon.com

Skald 26 is now available. This issue features Francophone poetry from Quebec in translation and is guest edited by Erín Moure and Oana Avasilichioaei. Poets featured: Geneviève Desrosiers, Martine Audet, Xandaire Sélène, Jean-Marc Desgent, Nicole Brossard, Renée Gagnon, Louise Cotnoir and Steve Savage. Translations by Oana Avasilichioaei, Robert Majzels and Erín Moure.

To subscribe for two issues, please send a cheque for £4/€8/$10, payable to Skald, to 6 Hill St, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5AG. Halve this for a single issue.
Please note that for future issues the address will change to Skald, School of English, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG.

Kenneth Wade PhD: Its Your Money. £9.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-21-7

Dr Karen Stevens PhD: Serious & Satirical. £12.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-20-0

from www.madjockpublishers.com

Issue one of if p then q magazine (Spring 2008) featuring poetry by Ceri Buck, Tom Jenks, Andrew Shelley and Tony Trehy. Review of p. inman's 4 or 5. CD = Tom Jenks / Ceri Buck (readings)

£4/$5 envelope, paper, cd, pen

www.ifpthenq.co.uk

Anamaría Crowe Serrano: Femispheres. £8.95
ISBN 9781905700592

Mai Cheng: Selected Poems. £9.95
ISBN 9781905700882

Lisa Samuels: The Invention of Culture. £8.95
ISBN 9781905700851

Tony Frazer (ed): Spanish Poetry of the Golden Age, in contemporary English translations. £9.95
ISBN 9781905700691

Kelvin Corcoran: Backward Turning Sea. £8.95
ISBN 9781905700684

John Welch: Dreaming Arrival. £11.95
ISBN 9781905700561

from Shearsman

Herbert Williams: The Marionettes. A novella. £7 inc p&p
'...a good measure of sexual excitement, emotional damage, contempt, self-loathing and despair… It is contemporary, has psychological depth, is convincing, and entertaining' -- Meic Stephens

from Cinnamon Press

New Books (Feb 2008)

John Hope: The Project. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-13-2

Angela Edgar: Inspired. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-18-7

from www.madjockpublishers.com

Iain Britton: Hauled Headfirst into a Leviathan. 64pp, £7.99
ISBN 978-1-905614-42-4
This long awaited first collection from one of New Zealand’s finest writers reveals Iain Britton as a poet with a remarkable and distinctive voice.

Catherine M Brennan: Beneath the Deluge. 64pp, £7.99
ISBN 978-1-905614-54-7
'Beneath the Deluge' is a deliciously sensuous first collection, exploring the nature, both physical and metaphorical, of earth and water, drought and flood -- Catherine Smith.

from Cinnamon Press

New Books (Jan 2008)

Jonty Tiplady, At the School of Metaphysics. £4 + £1 p&p in UK.
Nubile, pop and utterly classic-al, this first collection of poems makes Big Bird in Catanou look like George Formby in Albania look like Rimbaud in Abysinnia.

from Fly By Night Press

Bob Beagrie: Yoik. 80pp, £7.99
ISBN 978-1-905614-40-0
Beagrie's handling of different forms and registers, his sheer variety of approach, is stunning -- David Woolley.

from Cinnamon Press

John Hall: The Week's Bad Groan
A5, 20 pp stapled. Cover artwork in colour. £4 including p&p (cheques payable to Peter Hughes).

from Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL.

Rols Sperling: The Baggy Trousered Philanderer. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-15-6

Carl Harris: Memories of you and other poems. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-16-3

Jean Marie Feddercke: The Shaman's Drum. £7.99
ISBN 978-1-906439-14-9

from www.madjockpublishers.com

Elisabeth Bletsoe: Landscape From a Dream. £8.95
ISBN-13 9781905700875; ISBN-10 1905700873

Peter Robinson: The Look of Goodbye £9.95
ISBN-13 9781905700455; ISBN-10 1905700458

Jennifer Clement: New and Selected Poems £8.95
ISBN-13 9781905700462; ISBN-10 1905700466

Jill Magi: Torchwood £8.95
ISBN-13 9781905700547; ISBN-10 1905700547

Jennifer Firestone: Holiday £8.95
ISBN-13 9781905700530; ISBN-10 1905700539

from Shearsman

 

New Books (Sep 2007)

Sarah Riggs  CHAIN OF MINUSCULE DECISIONS IN THE FORM OF A FEELING  £7.50
"... the dance is an ancient one, of identity and difference, revelation and concealment" Michael Palmer

Carol Watts   WRACK  £7.50
"...women's experience as still largely unrecorded, erased from the logs of culture." Caroline Bergvall

from Reality Street

Scott Thurston (ed)  THE SALT COMPANION TO GERALDINE MONK  £11.99 (introductory offer)
essays by Sean Bonney, Elizabeth James, Harriet Tarlo et al.

Will Rowe (ed)  THE SALT COMPANION TO BILL GRIFFITHS  £11.99 (introductory offer)
essays by Clive Bush, Paula Claire, Robert Hampson et al.

from SALT PUBLISHING

Paul Lester  HITTING WHERE IT HURTS  £1.75
twelve pages of poems and songs

from Protean Publications, 4 Milton Road, Bentley Heath, West Midlands B93 8AA

Scott Thurston  INTERNAL RHYME  £1
one of a poetry series published in an actual matchbox!

Craig Dworkin  COPYS  £1
one of a poetry series published in an actual matchbox!
Minimum order £3 so look at other matchboxes on www.matchbox.org.uk

ed. Anthony Mellors  FRAGMENTE  issue 9 £5 postfree to UK
Iain Sinclair, Peter Riley, Geraldine Monk, John Welch et al.

Cheques to Anthony Mellors, 31 Dale Close, Oxford OX1 1TU

Zoe Skoulding & Ian Davidson  DARK WIRES.  20pp. ISBN 978-1-904052-20-3. £3.50
Poems written collaboratively over a two-year period by email

Geraldine Monk & David Annwn  IT MEANS NOTHING TO ME.  36pp. ISBN 978-1-904052-21-0. £4.50
Words unaccountably mutate in the cyberspace of South and West Yorkshire.

Christine Kennedy  NINETEEN NIGHTS IN SAN FRANCISCO.  32pp. ISBN 978-1-904052-22-7. Copublished with Cherry On The Top Press. £4.50
A text-graphic sequence - an itinerary of imaginary spaces, a fantasy travelogue of one who has never seen America.

Post-free in the UK from West House Books, 40 Crescent Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1HN; email alan@nethedge.demon.co.uk; web www.westhousebooks.co.uk.
Buy all 3 pamphlets at discount price of 10 inclusive!

Maggie O'Sullivan  BODY OF WORK  £15 plus £3 p&p (UK/Europe), £6 p&p (elsewhere)
including her radically beautiful series of bookworks and pamphlets to 1993

Reality Street Editions

Ken Edwards  NO PUBLIC LANGUAGE: SELECTED POEMS 1975-1995  £10.95
from Shearsman

Gael Turnbull  THERE ARE WORDS: COLLECTED POEMS  £18.95 pbk
isbn 0-907562-89-2; 496pp, 9x6ins.

"Gael Turnbull (1928-2004) was born in Edinburgh, but grew up in Jarrow and in Blackpool, before emigrating to Winnipeg at the outbreak of the war with his father and mother, respectively a Scottish Baptist Minister and an American of Swedish descent. He returned to England in 1944 to complete his schooling and then to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. After rejoining his family in North America, he studied for an MD at the University of Pennsylvania and then, in 1952, became a GP and anaesthetist at Iroquois Falls Hospital in northern Ontario as well as providing medical assistance at logging camps in the area. There followed a short stay in London (1955-56), and a position as anaethetist at Ronkswood Hospital in Worcester until 1958, followed by a similar position at the Ventura County hospital in California. He returned to Worcester in 1964, to avoid the possibility of being sent to Vietnam as a medical orderly. He was to work as a general practitioner and anaesthetist until his retirement in 1989, whereupon he returned to live in Edinburgh.
"An independent figure, he was central to the early transatlantic poetic contacts which were to have a transforming effect on many poets in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. Frequently collected and anthologised, his own poetry was deeply personal and owed little to any particular school, although it is fair to say that his admiration for the work of William Carlos Williams, another poet-doctor, never left him and was an early driving force behind the discovery, and the maturing, of his own poetic voice."

from Shearsman Books

Peter Finch  THE WELSH POEMS  £9.95 pbk
or 'Selected Experimental Poems'

Shearsman Books

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