The Year of the Rat – Gabriella Buckner

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The Year of the Rat is an exploration of fraught relationships—between outside forces, other people, and within oneself. The poems in this collection, while varying in style and length, all use vibrant imagery and simple language to strike at the heart of those commonplace battles, failures, and traumas which stick with us forever.

Gabriella Buckner is an American student striving for a career and life in the UK after completing her Creative Writing and Publishing MA from Kingston. She also paints, writes short stories and (starts to write) novels.

The Year of the Rat
Gabriella Buckner

Published February 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-40-8
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #12
SLB0153
Price – £2.60
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Sea Wall – Jamie Toy

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‘Sea Wall, by Jamie Toy addresses both the alienation we face politically today with the desire to overcome our impasses. By taking up desire in its contemporary form, the collection finds refuge in the internal noises of the body, wikipedia and the rivers of Europe. Sea Wall cuts through pessimism and nihilism to offer a potential way out and a creative expression of hope in a digital, political and intra-personal dark-age’

‘Jamie Toy is a British poet currently living in London.’ – jamiebtoy.wordpress.com

Sea Wall
Jamie Toy

Published February 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-38-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #11
SLB0151
Price – £2.60
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Macbett, ver. 2 – Laurensia Puia

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This debut poetry pamphlet dissects a pre-existing play and turns it into poetry. By taking the old and making it new (twice), Macbett ver. 2  hints to past great writers while experimenting with language and form to express timeless concerns from a contemporary perspective.

Laurensia Puia is a poet and writer studying in London. She is interested in Avant Garde poetry and prose, film and theatre. Apart from experimenral language, her work also involves images, sound and materials.

Macbett, ver. 2
Laurensia Puia

Published February 2020
ISBN 978-1-912960-37-8
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook #10
SLB0150
Price – £2.60
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RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL – Marcia Knight-Latter

Ramblings External by Marcia Knight-Latter externalises the unfiltered thought behind everyday experiences. The pamphlet explores space and time as the poet manipulates an internal narrative during regular activities by focusing predominantly on the distractions that come from within the thinking process, leading to more abstract connections. The reader receives an intentional delivery of information through careful formatting which allows for the extension of thought, to explore how a thought is visualised and heard. Marcia combines simple language with contextualised contractions and lyrical abstractions to produce intense imagery and a disjointed aesthetic.

Marcia Knight-Latter is a poet and writer, currently studying Creative Writing with Psychology at Kingston University.

RAMBLINGS EXTERNAL
Marcia Knight-Latter

Published January 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-06-4
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #8
SLB0118
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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Miscellaneous – Julia Rose Lewis


Miscellaneous
by Julia Rose Lewis is a poem about trying to work things out between the poet and Nantucket Island as their love is old and full of flaws.  This poem asks if it is possible to have a mutually healthy relationship between a human and an island.  It employs Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham as a source text to explore the role of negation in this conversation.  The alternating 5-7 syllable counts of the lines suggest the wavering voice of the narrator or more simply the waves striking the island.

Julia Rose Lewis is the author of Phenomenology of the Feral (KFS 2017) and co-author with James Miller of Strays (HVTN 2017).  Miscellaneous is her fifth pamphlet after: Zeroing Event (Zarf 2016), Exhalation Halves Lambda (FLP 2017), How to Hypnotize a Lobster (2018), and Archeology and the Beast (Luminous Press 2018).  

Miscellaneous
Julia Rose Lewis
Published January 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-05-7
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 200
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #7
SLB0117
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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Moth Dust – Yvonne Litschel

Moth Dust by Yvonne Litschel is at its core an exploration of death, and both its presence and prevalence in all aspects of existence. Whether positioned at the forefront of the piece, or present in a less overt manner, death can be found throughout the collection. Through a combination of lyricism and disjunction, the reader is accompanied through various narratives and encouraged to reflect upon the inevitable and learn to accept or even embrace it. The varying degrees of discussion aim to open up a dialogue about topics surrounding death.

Moth Dust
Yvonne Litschel
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-75-9
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #6
SLB083
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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E ∩ N – Silje Ree

E∩N by Silje Ree is a poetry collection which uniquely uses words found across the English and Norwegian language. The debut collection is both intriguing and delightful, showing Silje Ree’s sagacious grasp of words and skilfully emphasising both the acoustic and visual elements of language. The bilingual footnotes are artful and inventive, creating a dialogue with the poem’s main body to give a powerful exploratory dynamic. The combination gives the reader who possesses knowledge of both languages a unique and profound connection and understanding with the material. Moreover, this divergence of language evokes curiosity in the English reader to find out the different meanings and explore the idiosyncrasy languages. E∩N is a result of Silje’s experience of living in both countries, and she explains that knowing two languages creates opportunities for cunning words and phrases to transpire. Ultimately, Silje executes the deviation in the footnotes with brilliance, guiding us to experience the poetry from the poet’s intent.

E ∩ N
Silje Ree
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-74-2
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB082
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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Chronicology – Olga Kolesnikova

Chronicology by Olga Kolesnikova is a cursory examination of physical pain and discomfort, and a passing glance at pain’s effect on the psyche. Pain is presented throughout the collection in multiple ways – disorientated narratives, a rejection of and an overindulgence in the language surrounding the self, and body-centred images. In each poem, pain takes a different role; in some it is an integral part of the pained, and in others it exists independently and is experienced by no one. Together, these fragments offer a taste of all that could be said on the subject of pain.

Chronicology
Olga Kolesnikova
Published January 2018
ISBN  978-1-910578-73-5
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB081
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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Event Horizon – Zakia Carpenter-Hall

Each poem is a vortex, an Event Horizon, a threshold, or point of no return.  Although Event Horizon is defined as a notational boundary around a black hole, these poems also explore “event” in a broader sense – the varying degrees to which an experience can change, destroy and reconfigure us and our lives.  Zakia Carpenter-Hall illustrates astrophysics and black hole theory using a variety of poetics, ranging from the use of fragmentation and repetition to surrealism and mirroring.  The problem with physics for non practitioners is often that “we cannot deliver its secrets with our hands”.  But this is a collection that makes the theoretical tangible and thereby brings us closer to ourselves.

Zakia Carpenter-Hall is a poet, teacher and avid learner from Minneapolis Minnesota who currently lives in England.  She is a winner of Poetry London’s inaugural Mentorship Scheme, has recently published in Callaloo Journal and Magma Magazine, and she is a Creative Writing MFA student at Kingston University.

Event Horizon
Zakia Carpenter-Hall
Published October 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-64-3
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #2
SLB072
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
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Soft Teeth – Dacy Lim

SOFT TEETH is a rumination on the mouth as an integral and strange part of existence. By exploring the different aspects of the human mouth, Dacy Lim’s poetry gives the reader space to consider the importance of their own features. The poems from SOFT TEETH bring the reader into a world where mouths are gross and beautiful, physical and philosophical- a work that engages with written text to explore the nuances of orality.

Dacy Lim is a poet with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach. She is currently in the Creative Writing MFA program at Kingston University and is focusing on an even more extensive collection of poems on the mouth. Dacy self publishes zines and chapbooks which combine writing, illustration, and photography. She has had poetry published in Bank-Heavy Press and Selfish magazine.

Soft Teeth
Dacy Lim
Published October 2017
ISBN  978-1-910578-65-0
A6 Size,
16 printed pages,
Colour
Print run of 250
Writers Centre Kingston Chapbook Series Edition #3
SLB073
Price – £2.60
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The Writer’s Centre Kingston Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlet series has been designed to evidence the remarkable contemporary and innovative poetry being written by current and recent Kingston University Creative Writing students, this series of beautifully designed pamphlets each features a suite of poems, most often on one theme or in one style, by a solo author. The series mark the first publications of many poets who are very likely to be significant presences on the UK scene and beyond in the coming years.
www.writerscentrekingston.com