Amniotic City – Lucy Furlong

A City awash with feeling, topography of the Goddess. History in the cracks, a glimpse of green between the earth and sky still exists through an open door, where X marks the spot for a conversation with Her. The River Fleet runs deep under the City of London, carrying the hopes and dreams of the workers scurrying across its surface, held in the belly of a sleeping female, waiting to be reborn.

11 years after its first publication, Lucy Furlong revisits Amniotic City in a series of new explorations, once again poking her nose in the nooks, passageways and liminal spaces therein. She discovers new terrain and new stories in this second edition of her poetry map.

Amniotic City – 2nd Edition
Lucy Furlong
Designed by Mel Hetherington
Published October 2022
ISBN 978-1-915505-12-5
Folded – 14cm x 10cm
Flat – A2 (2 sides)
Price – £12
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“ Furlong’s poems are recognisably sited; potential liturgies for re-enactment. They are proposals, less bent on cutting passages than on following clues to alignments of desire in patterns immersed in the terrain; an interweaving of intimacy and otherness.”
Phil Smith, The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

SWARD: skin of the earth – Lucy Furlong

sward (n.)
Meaning “sod, turf” developed from the notion of the “skin” of the earth (compare Old Norse grassvörðr, Danish grønsvær “greensward”).

I first came across the word ‘sward’ in the work of Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) the prolific Victorian author and naturalist. This work was inspired partly by Jefferies’ walks in Tolworth and named after his frequent use of ‘sward’ in his writing.

Richard Jefferies lived in Tolworth from 1877 to 1882 (look out for the blue plaque above number 296 Ewell Road). A book of his essays, Nature Near London, describes what he encountered on his long daily walks through Tolworth and the surrounding
areas. Some of this we are lucky enough to be able still to see today, but much of it is under threat from urban development.

This walk along the central reservation of the A240 Kingston Road, from the Tolworth Roundabout to the border with Surrey, represented in the form of this chapbook, is for those who see this stretch of grass and trees in the middle of the road as the marker for going on an adventure into the countryside, and as a sign of returning home from our journeys.

Lucy Furlong is a writer, poet and walking artist, whose family have lived in Tolworth for generations.

skin of the earth
Lucy Furlong
Published January 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-31-6
Designed by Mel Hetherington
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Print run of 150
Price – £2.60
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Villiers Path – Lucy Furlong

2017_02_VilliersPath_Chapbook_04_paginated.inddTake a walk down this historic narrow foot passage in Surbiton. Will you meet the ghost of the beautiful young Lord Francis Villiers, killed in battle here in 1648.

Villiers Path runs between Hollyfield School and the back gardens of the houses in Cranes Park, coming out half way down Surbiton High Road. It is where Lord Francis Villiers died in a skirmish on Surbiton Common on 7th July 1648, in the latter part of the English Civil War,

Over hundreds of years, as Surbiton has changed and grown, the path has narrowed and become hemmed in. Where was the famous tree, engraved with a ‘V’, which marked the spot where the young and beautiful lord bravely defended himself until death?

Poetry and photography from Lucy Furlong.
For more information visit

Villiers Path: Scalloped Time
Lucy Furlong
Designed by Mel Hetherington
Published February 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-40-7
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Seethingography imprint chapbook 2
Price – £2

On Thursday 23rd February 2017 Lucy will be launching Villiers Path at the Futures Camarade, which is part of the Visual Poetry show at the Museum of Futures in Surbiton. The exhibition is being curated by  S J Fowler, with assistance from creative writing students at Kingston University, and showcases a diverse range of artists and poets working across the boundaries of visual / textual art.

Read more about the The Seethingographer: #1 Winter 2016


The Seethingographer: #1 Winter 2016

9781910578353_SeethingographerA collection of writing and images by Robin Rutherford, Paul Miner, Sharon Zeqiri, The Historier, Katharine Scott, Simon Tyrell, Sinead Keegan and Lisa Davison.
Edited by Lucy Furlong.

Welcome to the first issue of The Seethingographer, which brings together some of the writing and images from the Seethingography blog, a place for writing inspired by and written in and about Seething, or by Seething Writers.

We are the Spinners of the Yarn….
Lucy Furlong

For more information see or join the Seething Writers meet up at The Museum of Futures in Surbiton.

The Seethingographer: #1 Winter 2016
Robin Rutherford, Paul Miner, Sharon Zeqiri, The Historier, Katharine Scott, Simon Tyrell, Sinead Keegan and Lisa Davison.
Edited by Lucy Furlong.
Published November 2016
ISBN  9781910578353
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Seething imprint chapbook #1
Price – £2
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