Tourists and Cannibals – Poems on travel (Potcake Chapbook)

“Tourists and Cannibals” provides a dozen memorable poems on travel by some of the most skillful, witty and highly praised poets writing today. It gives a delight-hearted review of the varieties of travel experience, good and bad, that are available to us all, whether youths or seniors.

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.

To read more about the poets featured in this chapbook visit the Potcake Poets page.

Tourists and Cannibals
Poems on travel
A.E. Stallings, Ann Drysdale, Daniel Galef, Edmund Conti, Gail White, Jerome Betts, John Beaton, Marcus Bales, Martin Parker, Robin Helweg-Larsen, Terese Coe
Published October 2018
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN 978-1-910578-87-2
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Potcake Chapbook 1
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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What I Did On My Holidays – Kevin Acott

The sixth and final instalment in Kevin Acott’s travel series draws together his 6 month journey in an elegant 16 page chapbook.

What I Did On My Holidays
Kevin Acott
Published November 2017
ISBN 978-1-910578-72-8
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Acott Travel Chapbook 6
Print run 0f 100
Price – £5
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With the Yacht, Camera, and Cycle in the Mediterranean by Frederick Edward Gould LAMBART, 9th Earl of Cavan

Frederick Edward Gould LAMBART, 9th Earl of Cavan

Frederick Edward Gould LAMBART, 9th Earl of Cavan

Title: With the Yacht, Camera, and Cycle in the Mediterranean. (Illustrated in photomezzotype.)
Author: Frederick Edward Gould LAMBART, 9th Earl of Cavan
Publisher: Sampson Low & Co
Year: 1895

yacht_2aFrederick Edward Gould Lambart, 9th Earl of Cavan KP, PC, DL, JP (21 October 1839 – 14 July 1900) styled Viscount Kilcoursie until 1887, was an Irish soldier and Liberal politician. He served as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1886 in William Ewart Gladstone’s third administration.

The eldest son of Frederick Lambart, 8th Earl of Cavan, and his wife, Caroline Augusta Littleton, daughter of Edward Littleton, 1st Baron Hatherton. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and served at the Siege of Sebastopol in 1854/55. He was also at the bombardment of Canton in 1856, and at the attack on Peiho Forts in 1858.

Kilcoursie stood unsuccessfully for parliament for Taunton in February 1882 and for Somerset in February 1884. At the 1885 general election, he was returned for South Somerset, a seat he until he stood down at the 1892 general election. In February 1886 he was sworn of the Privy Council and appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in William Ewart Gladstone’s Liberal Government, which he remained until the administration fell in July of the same year. He succeeded in the earldom on the death of his father in 1887. As this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords and he was allowed to remain in the House of Commons. In 1894 he was invested a Knight of St Patrick. Lord Cavan was also a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset and a Justice of the Peace for Hertfordshire.


Twinned with Kevin Acott’s travel chapbook series (2017) – Read more about them here


Travel Chapbook Series – Kevin Acott


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.