Swallowing Feathers – Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset

Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset is a Spanish Norwegian poet, artist and actor living in London. Her publications include works in A New Type of Imprint, BRYGG, Alvar Magazine, Ripple, Ren Sommer and Utflukt. She was a member of the Experiments and Innovations in Poetry program at Kingston University, where won the 2018 writers graduation prize. http://vildevalerie.com/

Swallowing Feathers
Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-10-1
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 3
SLB0122
Print run of 100
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Melodilaust tone fall – Silje Ree

Silje Ree is a Norwegian poet from the small town of Bryne. In 2018, she published E∩N, a poetry pamphlet which uses words found across the English and Norwegian languages. The same year she participated at the European Camarade in Manchester and had her poetry exhibited at NorskArt London and the Museum of Futures. She has published poetry in 3am magazine, Lasso and Filologen.
To find out more about Silje you can visit her website at siljeree.com

Melodilaust tone fall
Silje Ree
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-09-5
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 4
SLB0121
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Orbiting the Yellow Ball – Jon Ståle Ritland

Jon Ståle Ritland is a poet and ophthalmologist from Norway. His first collection of poetry Kroppsvisitasjoner (Aschehoug, 2004) was translated to English [Body Searches] and published by Broken Dimanche Press in 2013. He has also published two more collections of poetry, Vannmerker [Watermarks] (Aschehoug, 2009), and I bane rundt en gul ball [in orbit around a yellow ball] (Olympiastadion 2014), and the essay Når det biokjemiske språk inntar litteraturens kropp [When Biochemical Language Enters the Body of Literature] (OEI, 2009). Ritland’s poems have been presented at Copenhagen Art Institute (2012), Agora, Berlin (2013), Oslo International Poetry Festival (2014), StAnza Festival i St Andrews, Scotland (2015), and Poetry International Festival Rotterdam (2016).

Orbiting the Yellow Ball
Jon Ståle Ritland
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-11-8
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 2
SLB0124
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Expect the Baboon – Morten Langeland

Morten Langeland (1986) lives and works in Oslo. He has studied comparative literature, creative writing at Litterär Gestaltning in Gothenburg and fine arts at Oslo National Academy of Arts. He is a literature critic for the newspaper Klassekampen and is an editor at the small pressH//O//F. Langeland has published four books of poetry since his debut Æ æ å (I am as well) in 2012. His books are in style all marked by a certain playfulness – from writing in his southern dialect in his debut to his latest book Zoonetter (Nights in the Zoo) which is a collection of broken sonnets. His books also include Bavian (Baboon) and Den egentlige kommunen (The Actual Commune).Langeland won the prestigous prize “Stig Sæterbakkens Minnepris” in 2016.

Expect the Baboon
Morten Langeland
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-12-5
A5 Size
40 printed pages
Colour
European Poetry Festival Series 1
SLB0124
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Neuroscience of Ageing: Poems by Older Adults – Flavia Belham

Inspiring poems written by older adults during a neuroscience conversation.

Flavia Belham started as a Biology teacher in Brazil, then got a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London, and now she applies cognitive science to education as Chief Scientist at Seneca Learning. She currently designs and leads multiple outreach and public engagement projects.

Neuroscience of Ageing:
Poems by Older Adults
Flavia Belham
Published March 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-03-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 32
SLB0115
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Murder in Axat – Emily Wooden

A sequel to ‘Murder in Limoux’. In the sunny town of Axat, at a beautiful open air swimming pool, Madame Rougier is back, with a new part- time job, and faced with another murder. This time, there are more suspects, more motives… and much more confusion. Can Madame Rougier crack the case before the police arrive?

Emily Wooden is an aspiring author who has taken her inspiration for this story from her holidays with her parents and sister in Limoux. She loves the sunny climes of Southern France as well as creating her stories in the cooler surroundings of West London.

Murder in Axat
Emily Wooden
Published February 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-04-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 33
SLB0116
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Careers and Other Catastrophes – Poems on the working life (Potcake Chapbook)

You think your work is hard?!? Even the retail sales clerk and the sheep-shearer in here have an easier time than the obsoleted hangman and the elderly madame with no clients. Succinct and witty portraits of the working life by ten of today’s best formal poets, to make you grateful you’re not in those shoes.

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.

To read more about the poets featured in this chapbook visit the Potcake Poets page.

Careers and Other Catastrophes
Poems on the working life
Gerry Cambridge, Susan McLean, Ann Drysdale, Tom Vaughan, Mindy Watson, Marcus Bales, Martin Elster, Daniel Galef, Brian Gavin, Rob Stuart
Published February 2019
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN  978-1-912960-08-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 3
SLB120
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RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter

Ramblings External by Marcia Knight-Latter externalises the unfiltered thought behind everyday experiences. The pamphlet explores space and time as the poet manipulates an internal narrative during regular activities by focusing predominantly on the distractions that come from within the thinking process, leading to more abstract connections. The reader receives an intentional delivery of information through careful formatting which allows for the extension of thought, to explore how a thought is visualised and heard. Marcia combines simple language with contextualised contractions and lyrical abstractions to produce intense imagery and a disjointed aesthetic.

Marcia Knight-Latter is a poet and writer, currently studying Creative Writing with Psychology at Kingston University.

RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL
Marcia Knight-Latter

Published January 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-06-4
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #8
SLB0118
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been 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

Miscellaneous – Julia Rose Lewis


Miscellaneous
by Julia Rose Lewis is a poem about trying to work things out between the poet and Nantucket Island as their love is old and full of flaws.  This poem asks if it is possible to have a mutually healthy relationship between a human and an island.  It employs Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham as a source text to explore the role of negation in this conversation.  The alternating 5-7 syllable counts of the lines suggest the wavering voice of the narrator or more simply the waves striking the island.

Julia Rose Lewis is the author of Phenomenology of the Feral (KFS 2017) and co-author with James Miller of Strays (HVTN 2017).  Miscellaneous is her fifth pamphlet after: Zeroing Event (Zarf 2016), Exhalation Halves Lambda (FLP 2017), How to Hypnotize a Lobster (2018), and Archeology and the Beast (Luminous Press 2018).  

Miscellaneous
Julia Rose Lewis
Published January 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-05-7
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #7
SLB0117
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been 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

Frankenstein in India – Linda Shanson

Linda is an artist and producer. She has a BSc. Anthropology and lived and worked in Mexico, India and Paris, and some of her writing has been published by Mantra and Macdonald Young Reader. One of her songs was published by Northern Songs when she was 13, and she has several albums with Jazz Orient-Re-Orient on ARC Int. She is co-founder of the registered charity Baluji Music Foundation and manager of UK’s only blind orchestra called The Inner Vision Orchestra.  Her experiences as anthropologist, singer, dancer, poet, and songwriter, has given her a unique set of experiences to draw on.
http://www.lindashanson.com

Winner of the 2018 Elmbridge Literary Competition: Adult Story

The Elmbridge Literary Competition was established by The RC Sherriff Trust, an independent arts charity working in the Borough of Elmbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council. Previous competitions have included subjects as varied as Dickens, fantasy, love and short radio plays. In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, the themes for the 2017 Competition were ‘Things that Go Bump in the Night’ (5-13 Age Category) and ‘A Shiver Down the Spine’ (14-18 & Adult Categories).

Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at http://www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk and www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

Frankenstein in India
Linda Shanson
Published November 2018
ISBN 978-1-912960-02-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 13
SLB0114
Print run 100
Price – £2
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