Lucky Six – Jenny Simnett

Winner of the 2017 Elmbridge Literary Competition: Poetry category.

Jenny Simnett lives in Esher, Surrey and has written poetry for over 35 years.  She is half way through a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University.  Jenny enjoys the intellectual challenge of the constraint of words in poetry and provoking a reaction in her reader.

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 its thirteenth year, the theme for the 2017 Competition was ‘Luck’.    Full details about competitions past, present and future are available at www.rcsherrifftrust.org.uk
www.elmbridge.gov.uk/culture

Lucky Six
Jenny Simnett
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-71-1
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 3
SLB079
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2
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ALMOST A NIGHTMARE – Astra Papachristodoulou

Almost a Nightmare starts as a recount and a musing on the Fire of London but also traces the way that music can invade the imagination, and the body. A spine of moonlight moves through London like the Thames, and scorched manuscript marks the edges of Beethoven’s
sonata. Fire and music merge as poet and music does and the rush of fingers across the page, the chords and the city is the music as it flits across “s he –”.
– Sarah Cave

Astra Papachristodoulou is a poet and artist. She is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè, which has curated several art exhibitions across the UK.

Her poetry has appeared in small magazines and anthologies such as The Tangerine, Stride Magazine and Streetcake. Astra has recently won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize, and her paintings have been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions at the A&D Gallery in London, as well as Surrey-based venues such as the Ivy Arts Centre and The Studio.

www.astranaut.co.uk

ALMOST A NIGHTMARE
Astra Papachristodoulou
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-68-1
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 21
SLB076
Print run 0f 100
Price – £2.60
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Vertical Prose – Peter S Smith

50%_Vertical_Prose_Peter_S_SmithArtist Peter S Smith publishes his poems for the first time in this charming pocket sized chapbook. Smith draws his inspiration from Clive James’ recent quote in The Guardian (14:11:2015) “Lately I am seldom impressed by the kind of poetry that is just prose arranged vertically. I spent too much time learning how to arrange it horizontally.”

Peter S Smith is a Painter/Printmaker with a studio at the St Bride Foundation Bride Lane off Fleet Street London. He studied Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art and Design (BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1969) and Art Education at Manchester (Post Graduate Certificate in Education,1970). In 1992 he gained an MA (Printmaking) at Wimbledon School of Art.
Smith is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. From 1971 he taught, full and part-time, in Secondary and Further Education. Between 1979 and 1981 he was West Midlands Fine Art Fellow working as Artist in Residence with Dudley Education Services. He was Head of the School of Art and Design at Kingston College from1983 until 2010.

Vertical Prose
Peter S Smith
Published January 2016
ISBN  978-1-910578-21-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 7
SLB030
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Ten poems with eight lines – Giovanni Cerbiatto

50%_Page_1a copy“The world is never experienced as something which is believed, anymore than it is guaranteed by knowledge. What is needed, if this question comes up at all, is that we experience our existence in its most elementary consititution of being, as being in the world.” Giovanni Cerbiatto.

The first ever English translations of Giovanni Cerbiatto’s simple and complete poems. Little is known about this living poet from Umbria, Italy, whose work barely infiltrates the world of the internet.

This Sampson Low Chapbook is beautifully illustrated by London artist Alban Low. Best known for his work on the London Jazz scene, he shows us a quieter and more contemplative side that reflects the stillness of Cerbiatto’s poems.

Ten poems with eight lines is the second in Sampson Low’s chapbook series.
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Translated by Eva Viola Tedeschi.
The book will also be for sale at La Scala, East Dulwich, SE22 8EQ.
Famed for its Italian coffee and cakes, it can now boast the best in poetry too.

Dieci poesie con otto linee
Ten poems with eight lines
by Giovanni Cerbiatto
Translated by Eva Viola Tedeschi
Illustrated by Alban Low
Published November 2015
ISBN  978-1-910578-16-2
A6 size, 16 printed pages, Colour
Chapbook 2, SLB025

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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.
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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)