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)

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.

Travel Chapbook Series – Kevin Acott

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We’re excited to launch a new series of chapbooks at Sampson Low, all from the pen/camera of Kevin Acott as he travels around the globe in 2017. Kevin launched our chapbooks series in November 2015 with South, which proved an instant success, selling-out its print run in a matter of weeks. He now embarks on a new adventure that starts in North Carolina before heading west to Vancouver. He then hitches a lift down the Pacific Coast to San Francisco where he’ll study for a month in a Zen retreat before travelling to the frozen world of Greenland to take up his a position as writer-in-residence in Qaqortoq. The final stop is Limoux, France for four months of writing amongst the vines in the heat of summer.

map_3_50Over his 8 month adventure Kevin will be publishing 6 chapbooks with us and we’d like to offer you the chance to subscribe to the full collection. You’ll receive each book in the mail before anyone else and read about his adventures. Your subscription will support Kevin during this time and your name will appear on the back page of each chapbook (If you’d prefer to remain anonymous then that’s fine too).

Each chapbook has an ISBN and a copy will be archived at the British Library, The Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales and the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.

Kevin’s chapbooks will have a limited print run of just 100 copies.

We have now closed subscriptions to Kevin’s first chapbook series but keep in touch with Kevin Acott on Medium.

20 in 15: The Lives of Artists – Bill Mudge

20in15 Book-04720 in 15 is a behind the scenes look at the lives of twenty different artists, their creative processes and working environments. The project evolved from the thriving arts community in Carshalton but ultimately expanded to locations around the UK and France. Observing artists as they work, Bills documentary approach gives an insight into what it takes to live and work as a creative person.

20in15 Book doc3-02420 in 15 includes photographs of Peter S Smith (Painter Printmaker), Alex Foster (Illustrator), Abel Kesteven (Artist), Aga Cowling (Amber & Glass Designer), Jeremy Clark (Ceramic Sculptor), Luci Metcalfe (Artist), Dan Redding (Videographer), Kathryn Sherriff (Ceramicist), Glow (Design Agency), Guy Meredith (Composer), Emma Capron (Interior Designer), Wayne Sleeth (Artist), Kendra Haste (Sculptor), Alban Low (Illustrator), Lucy Furlong (Poet), Karin Andrews Jashapara (Shadow Puppetry), Emily Hall (Weaver and Ceramicist), Andrew Candy (Gallery Owner & Graphic Designer), Art Language Location (Contemporary Arts Festival), Association Amitiés Tsiganes (Community Art / ‘Un mur d’expression pour en faire tomber d’autres’)

20in15 Book doc3-02120 in 15: The Lives of Artists
Published March 2016
ISBN 978-1910578254
44 pages
Book Dimensions: 17 x 0.5 x 24 cm
Author – Bill Mudge
Graphic Design – Sean Chilvers
Poetry – Kevin Acott 
Printer – Seacourt
BUY 20 in 15: The Lives of Artists – £15 + £1.80 P&P to UK Address

South – Kevin Acott

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SOLD OUT (11th December 2015)

“Blues, love, moonshine, no pavements, chocolate fountains at breakfast and terrible bloody cheese.”

South is a poetic adventure inspired by Kevin Acott’s travels through North Carolina and Texas. His written observations sit on the page amongst photographs captured during his US journey in September 2015.

South is the first in Sampson Low’s chapbook series.
View our other Chapbooks titles.

Kevin Acott is a lecturer, writer, photographer and semi-professional Londoner. He writes poetry, short stories, weird sort of poemy/short story things and film and album reviews at http://www.somethingaboutengland.co.uk. Kevin has had poems published at Ink, Sweat and Tears and short stories at The Londonist and Smoke: A London Peculiar. His first poetry collection was Put Your Lips Together (2014).
http://www.kevinacott.com

Also by Kevin Acott and published by Sampson Low Ltd.
‘A Life of Endings’ (ISBN 9781910578131)

South: Words and Images Inspired by the People and Stories of Trinity, North Carolina and Austin, Texas
by Kevin Acott
Published October 2015
ISBN  978-1-910578-15-5
A6 size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 1
SLB024
Limited print run of 50

 
5 star REVIEW from Mastabrowza
A breviloquent reasure
It’s small. It’s perfectly formed (in a bespoke, artisan style) and it’s like a compact “On The Road” (but with fewer words and many more pictures – so, in fact, not much like “On The Road” at all – apart from in spirit). So, despite – or perhaps because of – that, it’s a fantastic, petite (and very concise) “must have” item. Small on the outside and not quite as small on the inside.
(16/11/2015)

A Life of Endings

9781910578131Today we launch a fantastic new 16 page colour book, A Life of Endings. This book is an insight into the hidden worlds of the Dissecting Room and the Gordon Museum of Pathology at King’s College London. It includes poetry by Kevin Acott and art from Alban Low, with featured sections by Dr Adam Wahba (Demonstrator), Jodie Acott (Medical Student) and Harvey Wells (Medical Educator). The book also includes a download code so that readers can listen to the music and poetry by Kevin Acott and Bill Mudge. Listen to the poetry at A Life of Endings Bandcamp page.

A Life of Endings: An Insight into the Hidden World of the Dissecting Room and Gordon Museum of Pathology at King’s College London 
ISBN  978-1910578131
16 pages A5 Softback
Authors – Kevin Acott, Alban Low and Harvey Wells
Contributors – Dr Adam Wahba, Jodie Acott and Bill Mudge
SLB0022
BUY A Life of Endings – £3 + £1.20 P&P to UK Address

Authors and Contributors
Dr Adam Wahba graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2012, having completed an Intercalated BSc in Anatomy and Human Sciences at King’s College London in 2010.  After completing Foundation Training in the East of England, he returned to King’s College to work as an Anatomy Demonstrator in 2014, during which time he passed the exams to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).  He started an eight-year run-through training programme as a trainee Neurosurgeon in
August 2015 in Sheffield.

Jodie Acott is a fourth-year medical student at King’s College London, with a particular interest in psychiatry and women’s health. She completed an Intercalated BSc last year in Psychology – for which she won the John Weinman Prize – and is seeking eventually to work in General Practice. Jodie loves music and literature and was cursed at a very young age with a need to support Spurs.

Bill Mudge released his debut album, Skylight, in 2011 and the same year played alongside Kit Downes, Lewis Wright, Paul Booth, Tom White and Piers Green on Paul Jordanous’ debut album ‘And now I know’.“My main intention is to convey an emotion through each piece of music. When writing I’m generally inspired by books, films or people, using them as the subject matter to develop the idea, whilst considering how the group might play and interpret the music.“ Bill is an accomplished photographer as well as musician. See his work at mudgephoto.wordpress.com

Alban Low is the founder/director of the artists’ collective CollectConnect, who have exhibited more than 4000 images on streets worldwide. He is a familiar presence on the jazz circuit in London, where he sketches live and writes reviews. He exhibits widely from London to New York and has shown his work in over 100 exhibitions. His experimental films have been screened at festivals around the world, including the BFI London, Hamburg short film festival, and most recently the Morphos dome in Los Angeles, USA. He is a director at Sampson Low Ltd, who have been publishing books since 1793. He is Artist-in-Residence at the School of Nursing, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Kevin Acott is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. He writes poetry, short stories and film and album reviews at http://www.somethingaboutengland.co.uk. Kevin has had poems published at Ink, Sweat and Tears and short stories at The Londonist and Smoke: A London Peculiar. His first poetry collection was Put Your Lips Together (2014). His Great Unpublished Novel is both great and unpublished.

Harvey Wells is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, and a Visiting Lecturer in Medical Education at King’s College London. Harvey identified the potential of this project during his teaching observations of demonstrators in the Dissection Room and his work with Alban on the Mental Health Simulations at Kingston University.

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