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or any other long-outdated memes.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.
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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.
https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/

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/

CANOPY – Museum of Walking Chapbook 7

9781912960576This anthology is published to coincide with the Urban Tree Festival in May 2020. In the Spring of 2020 the Museum of Walking invited people to submit a poem or a flash writing piece of 250 words (or under) inspired by the anniversaries of four British poets and writers who have put nature writing on the map.

Canopy includes the winning pieces from Paul Chown, Nick Fox, Deborah Harrison, Robert Hogg, Rachel Playforth, Albert Pellicer, E. E. Rhodes, Mark Stewart, Joseph Surtees and Amanda Tuke.

The winning poems were judged by Peter Jaeger (Professor of Poetics at the University of Roehampton in London, where he also directs the Exploratory Writing Research Group) 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 visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London), and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking)

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CANOPY
An Anthology of Writing for the Urban Tree Festival
Paul Chown, Nick Fox, Deborah Harrison, Robert Hogg, Rachel Playforth, Albert Pellicer, E. E. Rhodes, Mark Stewart, Joseph Surtees and Amanda Tuke
Published May 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-57-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 7
SLB0170
Print run of 500
Price – £2.99
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Winter Chill – Museum of Walking Chapbook 6

9781912960552During the winter of 2019/2020, the Museum of Walking invited people to submit a chilling flash writing piece of 250 words (or under) inspired by the theme of winter chill. We were looking for stories or creative non-fiction that thrilled the reader through mystery, crime or horror and the winning stories do just that, twisting our perceptions of witches, unravelling criminal mindsets and exploring unusual phenomena. Prepare to be unnerved.

The winning stories from the competition were judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking).

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Winter Chill
Stories or creative non-fiction that thrill through mystery, crime or horror
Andrew Anderson, Sue Dawes, Carrie Dunne, David Fell, Dan Harwood, Sara Hodgkinson, DT Langdale, Jane Lomas, Maria Precedo
Published May 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-55-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 6
SLB0168
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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A little book about Paths – Alison Fure

Paths are a form of separation between us and modern life.
They separate us from traffic.
They flow like water to provide us with natural shortcuts and desire lines.
They can allow for a continuity of gardens and be good wildlife corridors.
They can provide a link to the past and the people who used old routes, providing a touchstone for emotional memory.
When we follow in footsteps, we are in harmony with our ancestors.

Alison Fure is a field ecologist specialising in bats.
She is also a walking artist and enjoys showing people new dimensions to their environment.
www.alisonfure.blogspot.co.uk

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A little book about Paths:
for the preambulatory
Alison Fure

Published March 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-41-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 500
Chapbook 39
SLB0154
Price – £2.60
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