Crowfinger – SJ Fowler and Bård Torgersen

The boldest take on photopoetry and corvids of the last decade, Crowfinger is a book that offers more than meets the eye. Juxtaposing Torgersen’s candid and striking photographs of Norwegian forests with Fowler’s precise and unrelenting poetry, it comes at you like evening fog between the trees. The poems see you before you see them, and unless you’re careful they’ll lure you off the path. It is lucky then that Crowfinger is here to guide you home. Because you may not know Crowfinger, but Crowfinger sure knows you.

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Crowfinger
SJ Fowler and Bård Torgersen
Published December 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-65-1
A5 Size
36 printed pages
Colour
Cimera Series #4
SLB0178
Print run of 200
Price – £4.99
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“This is menacing and funny and antic and accusatory and gorgeous and just the best kind of collaboration. It gives us a new way into ekphrasis and a new maze to lose ourselves in. Were you having beautiful thoughts in the beautiful place? Can you just be f*cking honest for once in your life?”
Luke Kennard, poet

“The only thing I could compare this book to is going for a run in the forest in the middle of the night. Surrounded by pitch black you hurtle yourself into a little pocket of light whilst trying your best to ignore whatever it is that’s watching you from the shadows. I’m not sure if I read the book or the book read me.”
Mikael Buck, photographer

Houses and Homes Forever – Potcake Chapbook 8

A house, or a flat or apartment–we move in with expectations, hopes and dreams… we live with realities, difficulties, problems… and we look back
and reflect on it with nostalgia, gratitude. A home is part of who we are.

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Houses and Homes Forever
Poems of where we live
Marcus Bales, A.E. Stallings, Jennifer Reeser, D A Prince, Kathy Lundy Derengowski, Kate Bernadette Benedict, Maryann Corbett, Ann Drysdale, Melissa Balmain, Nina Parmenter, Daniel Galef, Tom Vaughan
Published December 2020
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-63-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 8
SLB176
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a
bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.

Children draw fivefold stars – María Celina Val

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Children draw fivefold stars
María Celina Val
Published December 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-62-0
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #13
SLB0175
Price – £2.60
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Designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
www.writerscentrekingston.com

Sammy the Seal – Sohana Low

Once there was a seal who wanted to become famous having lots of amazing adventures, but fame wasn’t all that great. All the flashing lights annoyed him and he had no peace and quiet. So he decided to escape to the bottom of the sea……

Sohana Low is a 7 year old inventor, her favourite food is popcorn. Her latest invention is a robot that fires sweets. She is the great, great, great, great, great, grand daughter of Sampson Low. She wrote ‘Sammy The Seal’ after seeing the real life Sammy in Weymouth on holiday. She is writing ‘Sammy goes to the city’ which will be a touch, feel and sniff book. Please buy this book if you can because the money will go to charity and some will go to the publisher who spent his own money to make this into a book for everyone to enjoy.

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Sammy the Seal
Sohana Low
Published November 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-61-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 43
SLB0174
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Harbour Equinox – Aaron Kent

These poems are larger than life in their reach of elation, elevation, indeed festive celebrated and iconic by riding the sea surface, the pulse carries the dream company drawn out in planet time, keep along in tune. – J. H. Prynne

Aaron Kent is a working class poet and publisher, and runs the small publishing press Broken Sleep Books.

Harbour Equinox
Aaron Kent
Published June 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-60-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 42
SLB0173
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Murder! – Poems of killings past and present

Murder needs no formality of gats,
violin cases or fedora hats
or any other long-outdated memes.
Murder is merely social discord that’s
taken to interpersonal extremes.

Murder!
Poems of killings past and present
A.M. Juster, Noam D. Plum, Chris O’Carroll, Marilyn L. Taylor, Marcus Bales, Vera Ignatowitsch, Frank Hubeny, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Michael R. Burch
Published August 2020
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-59-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 7
SLB172
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.

Microsporidial – Briony Hughes

Microsporidial is a meditation on the impact of an Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in Briony’s companion animal, Honey. E- cuniculi is a protozoan parasite which primarily affects the brain and spinal cord of rabbits, resulting in head-tilt, paralysis, hind-leg paresis, tremors, cataracts and renal failure. On 13/12/2019 Honey rapidly declined, could no longer stand by herself, and Briony and her partner Laura were told to prepare to put her to sleep.

Within 32 hours, supported by a dedicated veterinary team and against all odds, Honey managed to regulate her body, stand up when rolling over, keep her digestive tract moving, and eventually return home. This collection of micropoems explores the intimacies between a range of bodies – animal, human, parasite and water.

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Microsporidial
Briony Hughes
Published June 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-58-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Illustrated by Ellie Arden
Chapbook 41
SLB0171
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The Patron Saint of Nightly Firesparks – Robert Prosser

Robert_Prosser_2 copyThe Patron Saint of Nightly Firesparks A combination of poetry and prose, diving into rap, storytelling and mythology. Based on fieldresearch and used in different performances, these texts are keen for rhythm and explore the transfer from word into sound.

Robert Prosser lives and works in Alpbach / Tyrol and in Vienna. He studied Comparative Literature and Anthropology, travelled widly from Asia to Africa. A Performer as well as an Writer, previously active in Rap and Graffiti, now also a Moderator and Curator (p.e. for Babelsprech – Plattform for contemporary poetry). Important for his artistic work are research and the adaptation of the texts for the stage in form of recitation or performance. Publications include the novel Gemma Habibi (Ullstein, 2019) and the upcoming reportage Beirut im Sommer (Beirut in Summer, Klever, 2020). His novel Phantome (Phantoms, Ullstein fünf, 2017) was nominated for the German Bookprize. www.robertprosser.at

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The Patron Saint of Nightly Fire
Robert Prosser
Published June 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-53-8
A5 Size
32 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 7
SLB0166
Print run of 100
Price – £4.60
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The European Poetry Festival celebrates, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovative what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries. The EPF is trying to create a new understanding of what European literature might be in a new Europe.
https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/

Alternative Title: Book – Max Höfler

Max_Höfler_2 copyAlternative Title: Book by Max Höfler Alternative Title: Book is a conceptual piece of literature that deals in an amusing way with the writing of books under capitalist conditions. In Alternative Title: Book, Max Höfler moves into the fringe area between literature and visual arts and music: in short, an intermedia work of art of a special kind.

Max Höfler, born in 1978, is a Graz, Austria, based author, sound artist, curator and part of the renowned Austrian artist association Forum Stadtpark and the international radio art collective radia. He is the co-founder of the international literature network CROWD. Max Höfler is writing experimental texts, which are influenced by the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. In his work he is focusing on the different manifestations of the coercions of capitalistic societies.

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Alternative Title: BOOK
Max Höfler
Published June 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-52-1
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 6
SLB0165
Print run of 100
Price – £4.60
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The European Poetry Festival celebrates, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovative what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries. The EPF is trying to create a new understanding of what European literature might be in a new Europe.
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My Haarschwund – Franziska Füchsl

Franziska_Füchsl_2 copyMy Haarschwund is a book of absent-mindedness about a wound, haunting the void of not-having-witnessed and venting that head irrevocably. Irrevocable as hair stripped off, felted and blown.

Franziska Füchsl lives in Vienna and Kiel. She studied German and English at Vienna University and »Sprache und Gestalt« (approximately language and form or figure or gnome or) at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. She is a member of the Viennese based translation associations Versatorium and Neuberg College. The latter is an initiative to build a Col-lege at a former train station.

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My Haarschwund
Franziska Füchsl
Published June 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-51-4
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 5
SLB0164
Print run of 100
Price – £4.60
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The European Poetry Festival celebrates, in the UK and beyond, the grand resurgence in avant-garde and literary poetry that has marked the 21st century in Europe. It aims to not only innovative what a live poetry experience might be, but to inculcate community and engagement between poets across the continent, as well as between new audiences and complex poetries. The EPF is trying to create a new understanding of what European literature might be in a new Europe.
https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/