Oystercatcher Press

Peter Hughes, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Lighthouse Close,
Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL

website: www.oystercatcherpress.com

Email: Oystercatcherpress [AT] gmail [D0T] com

Oystercatcher Press publishes booklets of modern poetry.
The press is unable to consider unsolicited submissions.

Cheques payable to P Hughes. UK post free. Overseas postage at cost.

Publications include:
 

Peter Hughes PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
£4.00 A5 24pp. 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

[Physical Geography by Peter Hughes]
 
 
[Familiarity Breeds by Ian Davidson]  

Ian Davidson FAMILIARITY BREEDS
£4.00 A5 20pp. 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.

 
 

Peter Riley BEST AT NIGHT ALONE
£4.00 A5 20pp. 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.

[Best at Night Alone by Peter Riley]
 
 
[Who handles one over the backlash by Emily Critchley]  

Emily Critchley
WHO HANDLES ONE
OVER THE BACKLASH
£4.00 A5 16pp ISBN: 978-1-905885-04-6

This energising and fiercely ambitious poetry glows with emotional freight which is not filtered out by intellectual processes, but which vivifies those processes. It is characterised by a refusal to countenance the banal and lazy, pursuing a relentless quest for the fullest realisation of human potential.

 
 

Kelvin Corcoran
WHAT HIT THEM
£4.00 A5 16pp
ISBN: 978-1-905885-03-9

A poetry full of the world. Artful, domestic, lyrical, political and the opposite of dumb-struck in the face of ancient or contemporary institutionalised thuggery.

  [What Hit Them by Kelvin Corcoran]
 
 
[The Sardine Tree by Peter Hughes]  

Peter Hughes      THE SARDINE TREE
£3.50 A5 44pp      ISBN: 978-1-905885-01-5

A poem in seven sections inspired by the life and work of Miró.

'An absolutely superb poem/book get hold of a copy great to realise that the sort of poetry that got me into poetry in the first place can still be written.'

Tim Allen

 
 

John Hall      THE WEEK'S BAD GROAN
£4.00 A5 20pp      ISBN: 978-1-905885-02-2

This poem draws its own extraordinarily poised lines from the presence of great music and painting as experienced in our everyday lives. The play of language is the play of intelligence over the interrelationships of love, work, domestic life and art.

    a miraculous equilibrium / to our reckless lives

                  ...a certain fragility

  [The Week's Bad Groan by John Hall]