Space, Peace and the Stuff Fairytales are Made of – Anita Williamson

“Like many six-year-old children Vincent-Valentino is fascinated by space. He spends hours in the garden building rockets out of random objects, such as crates, cable drums and various bits of wood we’ve raided from skips….”

Space, Peace and the Stuff Fairytales are Made of:
Collaborative Art from the Williamson Family
Anita Williamson
Published April 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-50-6
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Chapbook 17
SLB059
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Inukshut – Kevin Acott

Inukshut is the second chapbook in Kevin Acott’s series as he travels down from Vancouver to San Francisco via Seattle, Washington State and Oregon.

“In March this year, I went to a First Nations restaurant in Vancouver and had one of the best meals of my life. While I was waiting to be served, the manager bought me a book to read. It was a book about the systematic removal, abuse and stripping of identity of hundreds of thousands of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children in Canada. Earlier that day, I’d been reading on the Guardian website about the forced deportation of children from the UK to Australia and the discovery of the remains of hundreds of  babies in a mass grave in Tuam in Galway.  I found myself momentarily resenting the bloke in the restaurant for showing me the book: all I wanted was an ‘exotic’ meal…”
Kevin Acott

Kevin Acott is a London-based model, cult singer, poet and astronaut. He’s currently having a few months off to wander about a bit, take photos, hang around, watch, be watched, talk, listen, write down everything everyone says to him, worry about injuries to Spurs players and eat cheese.

This book is dedicated to Misha, to the Salmon ‘n’ Bannock in Vancouver and to the survivors, families, journalists and supporters who are keeping the fight going.

Inukshut
Kevin Acott
Published April 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-49-0
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Acott Travel Chapbook 2
SLB058
Print run of 100
Price – £5
Inukshut (£5 + £1.20 P&P to UK and Worldwide Addresses)

Fire – Harriet Bradley, Sogol Sur and Rosie Rosenberg

Today Confronting Rape Culture open their big exhibition at the Museum of Futures and here at Sampson Low we are releasing the fifth chapbook in the CFC Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) to celebrate this achievement. We welcome Harriet Bradley to the series, her narrative is the adrenalin of fear, it is a drug of wonder but should it be an everyday occurrence, an inspiration, a reality. This is the third entry in the powerful CFC series for Sogol Sur and once again the work sparks brightly, shining right at the heart of the sun. It is fitting that we should end on a note of hope from Rosie Rosenberg. We would like to say a big thank you to Debbie Chessell and all the creative people who have contributed to his project.

Contents
The Last Run – Harriet Bradley
And the Ashes of Masculinity Will Melt in the Wind – Sogol Sur
Out of Service – Rosie Rosenberg

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Fire
Harriet Bradley, Sogol Sur and Rosie Rosenberg
Designer: Maria Kaffa
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographers: Molly Baker and Maria Kaffa
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-46-9
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 4,
SLB055
Price – £2
BUY Fire (£2 + £1.20 to a UK address)

For more information on Confronting Rape Culture visit their exhibition at the Museum of Futures (25 March – 2 April 2017, 117 Brighton Road, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames). The exhibition showcases work from over 40 international artists. Through a range of multi-media works, the show discusses how normalized misogynistic and sexist behaviours provide the foundations for domestic abuse, rape, and systematic oppression. The event includes film, performance, workshops, writing, painting, sculpture and installation to open a broad and in-depth conversation.

Exhibiting artists: Ant Stevens, Bryony Wedge, Carolina von Teutul, Dimitra Petsa,  Debbie Chessell,  Holly Duffield, Jamie Christie, Jason Nulty, Yasmine Griffiths-Williams, Lola Normal, Lucy Ross,  Maria Kaffa, Far Awayaa, Molly Baker, Molly Mae Smalls. 

Published Artists: Charlotte Bell,  Dimitra Petsa,  Harriet Bradley,  Katie Hammett,  Bryony Wedge,  Marcus Wratton,  Feven Em,  Far Awayaa.

Connection – Dimitra Petsa, Charlotte Bell and Rosie Rosenberg

The fourth chapbook in the Confronting Rape Culture Series (edited by Debbie Chessell) is another CFC book that is both disarming in its beauty and powerful in the rawness of its message. Dimitra Petsa’s Halloween is a gentle vignette about human reaction and connection, capturing a moment of deep thought. The beam of light from Charlotte Bell’s honesty shines straight into our eyes, branding our reality with her truths in Cold and Tight and Scared. Defiance still rings true in Rosie Rosenberg’s An Anagrammatical Fuck You to the Patriarchy, the bell will keep tolling, loud and clear.

Contents
Halloween – Dimitra Petsa
Cold and Tight and Scared – Charlotte Bell
An Anagrammatical Fuck You to the Patriarchy – Rosie Rosenberg

CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, activists and believers, who united to create change. They organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, initiating social activity to raise awareness of rape culture present in all parts of the world, under all disguises. Funded by O2, they are a non-profit organisation focused on addressing issues through creativity

To keep up to date with the group’s activities, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture

Connection
Dimitra Petsa, Charlotte Bell and Rosie Rosenberg
Designer: Debbie Chessell
Editor: Debbie Chessell
Photographer: Molly Baker
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-45-2
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Confronting Rape Culture Chapbook 4,
SLB054
Price – £2
BUY Connection (£2 +£1.20 P&P to UK Address)

For more information on Confronting Rape Culture visit their exhibition at the Museum of Futures (25 March – 2 April 2017, 117 Brighton Road, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames). The exhibition showcases work from over 40 international artists. Through a range of multi-media works, the show discusses how normalized misogynistic and sexist behaviours provide the foundations for domestic abuse, rape, and systematic oppression. The event includes film, performance, workshops, writing, painting, sculpture and installation to open a broad and in-depth conversation.

Exhibiting artists: Ant Stevens, Bryony Wedge, Carolina von Teutul, Dimitra Petsa,  Debbie Chessell,  Holly Duffield, Jamie Christie, Jason Nulty, Yasmine Griffiths-Williams, Lola Normal, Lucy Ross,  Maria Kaffa, Far Awayaa, Molly Baker, Molly Mae Smalls. 

Published Artists: Charlotte Bell,  Dimitra Petsa,  Harriet Bradley,  Katie Hammett,  Bryony Wedge,  Marcus Wratton,  Feven Em,  Far Awayaa.

 

 

Breathe Through This If You Can – Kevin Acott

The first instalment in Kevin Acott’s chapbook travel series as he traverses the globe in search of adventure and literary inspiration. Breathe Through This If You Can is a chapbook full of longing, a poetic work whose heroes are missing. The trace of their lives live on in forgotten objects, in places vacated and the narratives that are captured in this chapbook.

Kevin Acott is a London-based model, cult singer, poet and astronaut. He’s currently having a few months off to wander about a bit, take photos, hang around, watch, be watched, talk, listen, write down everything everyone says to him, worry about injuries to Spurs players and eat cheese.

 This book is dedicated to the people of Enfield, Middlesex and Enfield, North Carolina.

Breathe Through This If You Can:
The truths of Virginia Dare, lost colonist
Kevin Acott
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-48-3
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Acott Travel Chapbook 1
SLB057
Print run of 100
Price – £5
BUY Breathe Through This If You Can (£5 + £1.20 P&P to UK and Worldwide Addresses)

The Acott Travel Series (1-6) is kindly supported by Robert Birtwell, Stephen Hoole, Aidan Putland, Bill Mudge, Deborah Alma, Fiona Coffey, Deborah Gibbs, Alison Smith, Danny Jones, Fredwyn Hosier, Liz Lefroy, Mary Dearth, Andrew Ratcliff, Dawn Costello, Mark Rudman, Neil Hatswell, Kathryn Yates, Iain Inglis, Jacob Beeson and Harvey Wells.

Christina’s Moon – Jill Hedges

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Ancient people were fascinated by the Moon; the brightest object in the night sky, and used its phases as an early form of calendar. Each of the full moons was given a name that correlated to the arrival and passing of the seasons and with times of feast or famine.

Created using print and collage techniques by artist Jill Hedges, who has had a lifelong fascination with the Moon and the stars, this charming little chapbook tells a tale of enduring love.

Also by Jill Hedges – The Space Walk: A Scale Walk Through the Solar System

Christina’s Moon
Jill Hedges
Published March 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-41-4
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Chapbook 16
SLB050
Price – £2
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Altogether Elsewhere – ‘Jazzman’ John Robert Clarke

9781910578384_50“…..Altogether elsewhere, vast
Herds of reindeer move across
Miles and miles of golden moss,
Silently and very fast.”
W.H. Auden (c. 1940)

Jazzman John Clarke’s Altogether Elsewhere is a vibrant journey between reality and fantasy. The truths are strong, poignant and positive. The dreams are the shifting sands of sunsets and twilight visions. This chapbook is richly illustrated by Pete Smith who captures London’s dissociative landscapes that are both urban and pastoral, real and unreal.

Poet, writer and performer, John Clarke is a well known name in London’s poetry performance scene. Born of Dublin parentage, he devoted more than two decades of his early career in commercial banking before finding the Muse in the mid to late 1990’s.

Clarke is affectionately known as ‘Jazzman John’ due to his abiding influence from & interest in Jazz, Jazz styles, structures and rhythms. He is well-known for his collaborations with a wide variety of talented musicians & this fact often feeds into & inspires his writing. John has also run a series of ‘alternative’ events throughout London, featuring, mainly, poets, musicians, singer-songwriters & performers. He is known to be good at spotting talents early & indeed the Jazz Combo ‘Ledbib’(shortlisted in the jazz category for the prestigious National Mercury Music Prize in 2009) were given some significant early ‘gigs’ by him.

John has performed in the South of France with a Jazz/Blues/Funk outfit,& more recently in 2009 both in Italy (Genoa & Bologna) with experimental & improv musicians, The International Poetry & Music Festival, Ruigoord, Amsterdam & at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Jazzman John Clarke lives in South East London.

 

Altogether Elsewhere
‘Jazzman’ John Robert Clarke
Artwork – Pete Jon Smith
Editor – Francesca Albini
Published January 2017
ISBN  9781910578384
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour,
Dreamtime Chapbook 2
SLB047
Limited print run of 100
Price – £2
BUY Altogether Elsewhere (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)

Francesca Albini – Dreamtime Chapbook Series

Francesca Albini

Francesca Albini

In the past few months we’ve been lucky to sign several new editors here at Sampson Low. They have all embarked upon their very own chapbook series, and these will be stamped with their unique vision and design. Francesca Albini has been publishing with us since December 2015 when she released Dreamtime Reflections into the world. It proved a popular choice and subsequently reached Number 1 in the UK Chapbook Chart. It also inspired the name for Francesca’s new series, Dreamtime Chapbooks.

“Dreamtime, words as maps, maps as distances, rhythm and images, jazz, memories, dreams. And space, empty to fill, full to empty. A series for all the word travellers and the imagery explorers.”
Francesca Albini, 2017

Francesca Albini was born in Venice, Italy in 1959, and has been living in London for over 30 years. Her father was Umberto Albini, professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Genova, Italy, scholar and prolific writer and translator. She has translated fiction and non-fiction books for more than 25 years, from classics, like Anne Bronte, to modern alternative authors, such as Will Self.

9781910578360_garden_Francesca_AlbiniFrancesca’s first chapbook in the Dreamtime series was Garden which is typical of her ethereal and whimsical style. Her second will be Altogether Elsewhere, a collection of poems from Jazzman John Robert Clarke. We think Francesca has a beautiful flavour to her chapbooks and we hope you enjoy reading them over the coming months and years.
Follow the series at Dreamtime Chapbooks.

Debbie Chessell – Confronting Rape Culture chapbooks

Debbie Chesswell

Debbie Chessell

A new editor sealed the deal this week at Sampson Low by imbibing from the famous family teapot. The teapot was given to the second Sampson Low on 7th August 1852 from the Booksellers Trade Association as a slight mark of esteem and respect. Debbie Chessell, a third year fine art student at Kingston University is our new editor and she’ll be launching a chapbook series dedicated to Confronting Rape Culture in the spring of 2017.

The chapbooks will run alongside exhibitions at Housmans’ Bookshop (King’s Cross, London) and The Museum of Futures (Surbiton, 25th March – 2nd April) where up to 25 artists will be showing their work.

As an artist Debbie’s practice explores the physics and abstractions of light through scientific, social and conceptual themes. She works with knitting, crochet and oils, creating installations and paintings that explore concepts which often question one-another, resulting in new and unexpected directions in her research. The use of different mediums is as important as the core theme; each material allows a different way of thinking about the subject. This desire to knit together artistic themes and personalities will undoubtedly create a potent series of chapbooks.

Poetry WTF?! #2 Presents Howie Good and Dale Wisely

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Usually, the titles of films and artworks act as
headlines and meaningful signifiers, secondary to the works themselves. Poetry WTF?! #2 turns all of that on its head as film and artwork titles take centre stage, turned into the building blocks for a startling series of poems.

Howie Good’s eye for the unusual picks out evocative phrases and assembles them into a surreal poetic landscape that reveals our collective anxieties and fears, hopes and dreams. Dale Wisely’s subtle illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment.

Howie Good is professor of journalism at
State University New York and a prolific author.
http://apocalypsemambo.blogspot.co.uk

Dale Wisely is a writer, poet, digital artist, and an epistemological comptroller for a major catastrophe. He edits RightHandPointing.com, OneSentencePoems.com and, with Howie Good, prose poetry at WhiteKnucklePress.com
https://sites.google.com/site/dalewisely/literary

Poetry WTF?! #2 Presents Howie Good and Dale Wisely
Authors – Howie Good & Dale Wisely

Editor – Maartens Lourens
Published January 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-37-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Poetry WTF: Chapbook #2
SLB046
Limited print run of 100
BUY Poetry WTF?! #2 (£2 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address)