Canopy 2 – Urban Tree Festival 2021

This anthology is published to coincide with the Urban Tree Festival in May 2021. During the pandemic, we all came to
appreciate the nature that surrounds us. Trees in our parks, streets and front gardens have provided shade, shelter and a changing view. They have boosted our spirits and willingly offered us something to hug! In the Spring of 2021 the Museum of Walking invited people to put into writing their feelings about trees close to you, to submit a poem or a flash writing piece of 250 words (or under).

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Canopy 2
An Anthology of Writing for the Urban Tree Festival 2021
Gabriel Burrow, Alison Clark, Georgia Cook, Chris Cuninghame, Charis Fox, Sandra Horn, Peter Isaacson, Sarah McPherson, Tom Raw, E. E. Rhodes, Robert Seatter, Andrew Simms, Rachel Sloan and Sarah Wheeler.
Published May 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-69-9
A6 Size
28 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 8
SLB0182
Print run of 250
Price – £3.99
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The winning poems were judged by Dr Samantha Walton (Reader in Modern Literature at Bath Spa University and a Board member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment) and Ghazal Mosadeq (founder of Pamenar Press, an independent cross-cultural, multi-lingual publisher based in UK, Canada and Iran). The winning stories were judged by N. G. Bristow (screen writer, director and installation artist running the MA in Directing
Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London) and Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London).

Robots and Rockets – Potcake Chapbook 9

Robots stagger from oil bars
Back to ships to cast off,
Headed out to Mars and stars…
Three, two, one — and blast off!

Robots and Rockets
Poems of Science Fiction
Geoffrey A. Landis, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Robert Laughlin, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Bruce McGuffin, Maryann Corbett, Nina Parmenter, F.J. Bergmann, Marcus Bales, A.E. Stallings, Julia Griffin and Martin Elster
Published April 2021
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-68-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 9
SLB181
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.

7 Days of Being – Amanda McLellan

“The idea for this book, and those to follow, came about when my brother was diagnosed with what was to be a short terminal illness. It was one of those times in life where there was very little I could do to help, and yet I wanted him to feel my love and support. So I collected together photos I’d taken and paired them with a mindful word to produce a small book. My intention was to provide him with a creative resource as he faced such uncertainty in his life. And to let him know I was holding him in mind at times when I couldn’t physically be there with him. Sadly, his cancer progressed so rapidly, he never saw the book.”
Amanda McLellan 
7daybooks.co.uk

‘7 Days of Being’ came about to explore the essence of ‘being’. The book is simply a suggestion. By using the images and words, can they resource you in to truly ‘being’ instead of ‘doing’? Can they connect you with breath so you can be most present in your life? Do they help you feel more relaxed and aware? Can they go some way to easing and improving anxiety and depression? Can they make you smile?

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7 Days of Being
Mindful images for wellbeing
Amanda McLellan 
Published March 2021
ISBN 9781912960668
Typography by Stephen Hand
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 44
SLB0179
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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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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