2018 Titles — by Date of Publication

 
Lucy Hamilton  Of Heads and Hearts

Published January 2018. Paperback, 82pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615717 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

“There is nobody writing prose poetry in any way close to Lucy Hamilton’s. Of Heads & Hearts is an intricate and rich collection that riffs on the interconnectedness of human relationship with the deft movements of a musical score. Here is a poet writing at the height of her talent using precise and controlled language to build toward a cumulative collage of characters, threads and associations all in conversation with one another. Of Heads & Hearts becomes more and more rewarding with each re-reading, most notably the utter ache at the heart of the ‘Requiem for the Engineer’ sequence.”
―Kaddy Benyon
Cover of Lucy Hamilton - Of Heads and Hearts
 
Ian Seed  New York Hotel

Published January 2018. Paperback, 92pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615724 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"The delight of Ian Seed’s brilliantly droll poems is that they are not entirely droll. They look and sound normal, like brief prose anecdotes told in a bar but the apparent normality is edged with disorientation, menace and anxiety. We slip over the edge in an instant and look to recover our balance but can’t quite. The world has gone, leaving behind a comical void. And that, we understand, is the nature of the world. The voice is controlled, in fact it’s perfect. It’s just that nothing else is." —George Szirtes

Cover of Ian Seed - New York Hotel
 
Anna Reckin  Line to Curve

Published January 2018. Paperback, 76pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615809 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Line and curve evolve and collide in varied forms in Anna Reckin’s second collection. Paintings slip into landscapes, rooms slide into pattern, a Chinese jade cup is pool, blossom and branch; an orange tips into a knife, a space station makes a gash in the sky. These are poems that balance precision with fluidity. ‘Out there, where you are,’ Reckin points out, you may or may not be able to see the edges.
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Lila Matsumoto  Urn and Drum

Published January 2018. Paperback, 76pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615687 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"The world within Urn and Drum is a cornucopia of shapes, colours, and objects, fashioned almost as a gleeful, surreal picture-book; a playful naivety that leads to serious questions of what it means to exist and feel in the world. Through linguistic dexterity and play, [these poems] exclaim heartbreak and test the limits of language in a single line." —Rachael Allen
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Ken Bolton  Species of Spaces

Published February 2018. Paperback, 104pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615762 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"beautiful and sharp, critical and concise observations… gestures towards a neglected conversation between poetry and cultural studies in Australia."  —Tim Wright, Cordite

"from the erudite to the everyday, … the inconsequential, the tentative, are presented as more interesting than static profundities the author parodies in canonical poets … Yet his work is also a meditation on poetry"   —Gig Ryan, Australian Book Review
 
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Laurie Duggan  Selected Poems

Published February 2018. Paperback, 290pp, 9 x 6ins, £14.95 / $23
ISBN 9781848615731 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

“I think of how Pound defined the image as ‘that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time’; and, still being thoroughly sane back in 1913, he went on to say: ‘the natural object is always the adequate symbol’. Such an imagist doctrine has always been at the heart of Laurie Duggan’s sharp-eyed work, ever since the days when he was at the core of a group who got together at Monash, back in the 1960s.” —Chris Wallace-Crabbe
 
“Duggan’s is a poetry that determines to surprise: almost daring a reader to exclaim: you wrote like this about that?” —Alan Wearne, Sydney Morning Herald
Cover of Laurie Duggan - Selected Poems 1971-2017
 
Nathaniel Tarn & Janet Rodney  Alashka

The Shearsman Library 1
Published February 2018. 
Paperback, 180pp, 9 x 6ins, £10.95 / $18
ISBN 9781848615854 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Alashka is a lost book. It was first published as half of a very large, well-printed volume in 19798, spliced together with Tarn’s Selected Poems up until that point. The publisher was a new outfit in Boulder, Colorado, called Brillig Works and born in an eponymous bookstore. Distribution was poor, and fitful, and copies were notoriously hard to come by. This ensured that what was, in effect, Janet Rodney’s first collection, vanished from view. Also, a valuable expansion of tarn’s anthro-poetics, gained little or no attention, whether in Alaska or in the lower states. The book finally gets its own set of covers here, and a chance to find its own niche.
Cover of Nathaniel Tarn & Janet Rodney - Alashka
 
Nathaniel Tarn  At the Western Gates

The Shearsman Library 2
Published February 2018. 
Paperback, 106pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615878 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

At the Western Gates was published in 1984 by the splendidly-named Tooth of Time Press in New Mexico, and contained five longish sequences that are central to Tarn’s work in the 1980s. In this new edition, a sixth sequence from the same period, 'Birdscapes with Seaside', has been added.

 

 
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Christopher Middleton  Serpentine

The Shearsman Library 3
Published February 2018. 
Paperback, 120pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615861 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Serpentine was first published by Oasis Books in 1985 in a deliberately low-tech edition. Alas, it made little headway and the somewhat shoddy production almost certainly militated against its adoption by bookshops. It thus became Middleton’s “lost book”, although parts have been reprinted elsewhere. Subtitled (at least in the author’s correspondence, if not in the published edition) “prose pieces on the nature of evil”, the book shows Middleton at his playful, experimental best.

 

 
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Gig Ryan  Manners of an Astronaut

The Shearsman Library 4
Published February 2018. 
Paperback, 86pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615885 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Manners of an Astronaut was Gig Ryan’s second collection, from 1984, and confirmed the striking impression she had made with her first book. It has been unavailable for some time although parts have reappeared in her Selected Poems (Bloodaxe in the UK, Giramondo in Australia, as New & Selected). As Martin Johnston said in a blurb for the first edition: “it marks … something new in Australian poetry: a deeply coherent 'discontinuous narrative’ in verse of hallucinatory vividness and continual wry wit, acerating without self-pity, demanding without pretentiousness or condescension. No one will find it comfortable reading. Ryan’s craftsmanship is impeccable, her vision bullshit-proof: both qualities to be greeted with loud hosannas.”
Cover of Gig Ryan - Manners of an Astronaut
 
Kit Fryatt  Bodyservant

Published February 2018. Paperback, 76pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615779 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 
Elsa Cross  Amorgos Notebook

Translated from Spanish by Luis Ingelmo & Tony Frazer. Bilingual edition. 
Published March 2018. Paperback, 100pp, 8 x 8ins, £10.95 / $18.50
ISBN 9781848614833 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Amorgos Notebook (Cuaderno de Amorgós) is a collection from 2007 that won for Elsa Cross Mexico’s most prestigious poetry prize, the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, especially valued by its recipients as the winner is chosen by her peers in the literary world. Elsa Cross’ work over the past several decades has demonstrated a considerable fascination with Greece, and this sequence takes its departure from the island of Amorgos, in the Cyclades, home of remarkable ancient sculptures, and spectacular terrain.

Cover of Elsa Cross - Amorgos Notebook
 
James Sutherland-Smith  The River and the Black Cat

Published March 2018. Paperback, 132pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615830 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Sixty-four improvisations, whose principle motifs are a stretch of a small river in Central Europe and a once feral black cat, navigate the language that we inhabit and that inhabits us. Three philosophers or the three musketeers, Boris Karloff, Li Bai and an Indian companion, among others, ghost in and out of poems ordered according to the progress of the seasons. Their moods and perspectives range from the inconsequential and paradoxical to the melancholic and erotic. Almost all the poems are in some measure love poems.

Cover of James Sutherland-Smith - The River and the Black Cat
 
Carol Watts   When blue light falls

Published May 2018. Paperback, 86pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615267 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"As ‘blue comes on’ in these elegies, a unique genre emerges, a lyrical epic that speculates on a world imagined through the physics of blue light, ‘cyanometrics’, the blue waves of the spectrum, shorter and faster moving when split from the norm of white light. In this new, formative referential world of blue, perception changes. As Carol Watts thinks blue, and makes strange cognitive experience, the long-held European myth of the power of vision as a knowledge-making faculty dissolves, along with the confident centrality of the perceiving subject. There is no ‘I’ in this work, the first person is eliminated. In this new space/time of her enigmatic lyrics a spare, cryptic language evolves. Just as blue comes to us through the earth’s atmosphere, scattered by molecules, the words on the page are like particles, suspended by a minimal syntax. So we discover new relations. With its charge of blue, the four parts of the poem move from speculation to threnody and even to prophecy as the earth’s atmosphere that hosts light gradually takes on ecological terror. This terror penetrates to inner and to civic lives, to networks of finance and to myths of gender. This is a major philosophical poem of our generation." — Isobel Armstrong
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Barry MacSweeney  Desire Lines: Unselected Poems 1966–2000

Edited by Luke Roberts.
Published April 2018. 
Paperback, 348pp, 9 x 6ins, £16.95 / $25
ISBN 9781848615731 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Desire Lines is a major event, bringing together over 300 pages of the poet’s work which were excluded from his previous Selected (excluded by the poet himself, it should be added). We can thus now get a better impression of the way his work developed from the heady days of the late 1960s, through the experimental years of the 70s and 80s, right up to the final years before his early death when he attained a wide readership for the first time, as well as more serious critical attention.

 
Guy Birchard  Aggregate : retrospective

Published April 2018. Paperback, 76pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615755 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Further than the Blood contains only the briefest excerpts from Cold Mine, Shownman, Travelling Mercies. Perhaps Birchard will be persuaded to put those series back together… His vivid, offbeat, casually learned and masterly language is refreshingly modest, individual—unfashionable. I’m not sure there’s a poet with a better ear, and I’m also unsure if another has a feeling for how intelligence moves within and between lines that is any way superior.” —David Miller.

He has been thus persuaded, as has Shearsman.

Cover of Guy Birchard - Aggregate - retrospective
 
Maria Ferenčuhová  Tidal Events — Selected Poems

Translated from Slovak by James Sutherland-Smith
Published April 2018. 
Paperback, 98pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615748 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Mária Ferenčuhová  has emerged as one of the most promising and original European poets of the twenty-first century and is a rising star at international festivals. Beginning as one of the cool, post-modernist Slovak "aNesthetic" and "Text" poets using a matter-of-fact language with precise visual perceptions, her work has expanded its range of concerns from urban life to a wider perception of the individual in a world damaged by history and threatened by environmental destruction. At the heart of her work is a profound belief in a necessary relationship between human beings and the earth.

Cover of Maria Ferencuhova - Tidal Events - Selected Poems
 
John James  Sarments: New and Selected Poems

Published April 2018. Paperback, 184pp, 9 x 6ins, £12.95 / $20
ISBN 9781848615786 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Sarments brings together work composed since the 2003 Collected Poems, together with judicious selections from the  poet's older work, demonstrating what many of us knew already: John James is one of our poetic treasures.

 

 
 
 
Richard Berengarten  Avebury

The Shearsman Library 5
Published April 2018. Chapbook, 32pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £6.50 / $9.95
ISBN 9781848615892 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Avebury first appeared as a slim volume in 1972, from Anvil Press, and remains something of an outlier in the author’s work. A sequence of poems triggered by the remarkable standing stones at Avebury in Wiltshire – older than Stonehenge, which is not too far away, but part of the same evidently sacred landscape. 

 

Cover of Richard Berengarten - Avebury
 
Jeremy Reed  The Isthmus of Samuel Greenberg

The Shearsman Library 6
Published April 2018. Paperback, 68pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $16
ISBN 9781848615908 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Isthmus was Jeremy Reed’s first collection, produced in a finely-printed edition by Asa Benveniste’s Trigram Press in 1980. Overwrought, perhaps even over-written, it shows the author struggling with a gamut of new influences — some of them provided by Benveniste – and trying to find his way in a brane new world of poetry. The book has an American theme, and shows much American influence, albeit undigested in places, but Reed’s individuality brings it all together.

 

 
Cover of Jeremy Reed - The Isthmus of Samuel Greenberg
 
Frances Presley  The Sex of Art

The Shearsman Library 7
Published April 2018. Paperback, 92pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615946 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

The Sex of Art was Frances Presley’s first collection, from 1985. Although much of it has reappeared in other guises, in Paravane and also in Shearsman’s own Myne (2006), the entire book has not been republished and its structure — mixing prose and poetry freely — is unclear if one does not see as it was originally conceived. This edition gives the work a little more air than in the original — avoiding run-on texts — but is otherwise unchanged.

Cover of Frances Presley - The Sex of Art
 
Nathaniel Tarn  The Desert Mothers

The Shearsman Library 8
Published April 2018. Paperback, 68pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615915 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

The Desert Mothers was first published by a small press in Mississippi in 1984, and contained several important poems from Nathaniel Tarn’s early ’80s period. This new edition revives the original chapbook, adding to it three other sequences from the same period, as part of the Shearsman Library series, which is devoted to recovering significant out-of-print, or hard-to-find editions of modern poetry.

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Pablo de Rokha   Architecture of Dispersed Life — Selected Poems

Translated from Spanish by Urayoán Noel
Published April 2018. Paperback, 292pp, 9 x 6ins, £14.95 / $23

ISBN 9781848613775  [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Pablo de Rokha was one of the great trio of Chilean modernists, along with Vicente Huidobro (2 years his senior) and Pablo Neruda (10 years his junior). All three were communists, all three were great poets, and all three cordially detested each other, although de Rokha reserved a special degree of bile for his younger, and more famous, contemporary. De Rokha is the least known of the three outside Chile, and this volume redresses that by offering an introduction to this astonishing body of work, the first comprehensive selection in English.

Cover of Pablo de Rokha - Architecture of Dispersed Life - Selected Poems

 
 
Tony Frazer (ed.)  Shearsman magazine 115 / 116

Published April 2018. Paperback, 108pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £8.95 / $16
ISBN 9781848615694 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

The first issue of Shearsman magazine for 2018 features poetry by Michael Aiken, Geraldine Clarkson, James Coghill, Adam Flint, Robin Fulton Macpherson, Mark Goodwin, Harry Guest, Tania Hershman, Jeremy Hooker, juli Jana, Eluned Jones, Norman Jope, Kenny Knight, Rosanna Licari, Julie Maclean, Caroline Maldonado, Jennie Osborne, Mark Weiss, Mark Russell, Alexandra Sashe, Ian Seed, Vik Shirley, Mark Weiss, and translations of Du Fu into Scots and English  (from the Chinese) by Brian Holton.

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Vasily Kandinsky  Sounds

Translated from German by Tony Frazer.
Contains 12 colour woodcuts and 44 black-and-white woodcuts by Kandinsky.

Published May 2018. 
Paperback, 142pp, 8 x 8ins, £14.95 / $25
ISBN 9781848616066 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Hardcover edition with higher-qualty images see below

Klänge (Sounds) was Kandinsky’s only poetry publication—a collection of prose poems, accompanied by 56 of his own inimitable woodcuts, 12 of them in colour. It appeared in late 1912, or early 1913 (the exact date is uncertain) from the Munich publishing house, Piper, and thus came at a crucial time in Kandinsky’s artistic life: just after he had made the great breakthrough into abstraction, and likewise just after the publication of his seminal text, Über das Geistige in der Kunst (Concerning the Spiritual in Art). These were not the only poems that he wrote—others are preserved in the artist’s papers—but these are the ones he chose to publish, and in a lavish edition. 
Cover of Vasily Kandinsky - Sounds
 
Vasily Kandinsky  Sounds  (hardcover edition)

Translated from German by Tony Frazer.
Contains 12 colour woodcuts and 44 black-and-white woodcuts by Kandinsky.

Published May 2018. 
Hardcover, 142pp, 8 x 8ins, £30 / $49.95
ISBN 9781848616073  [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Paperback edition with slightly lower-qualty images: see above

Klänge (Sounds) was Kandinsky’s only poetry publication—a collection of prose poems, accompanied by 56 of his own inimitable woodcuts, 12 of them in colour. It appeared in late 1912, or early 1913 (the exact date is uncertain) from the Munich publishing house, Piper, and thus came at a crucial time in Kandinsky’s artistic life: just after he had made the great breakthrough into abstraction, and likewise just after the publication of his seminal text, Über das Geistige in der Kunst (Concerning the Spiritual in Art). These were not the only poems that he wrote—others are preserved in the artist’s papers—but these are the ones he chose to publish, and in a lavish edition. 

Cover of Vasily Kandinsky - Sounds
 
Giles Goodland  The Masses

Published May 2018. Paperback, 130pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $18
ISBN 9781848615618 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"In The Masses the creepy-crawlies visibly teem. Adapting the sound-mutating technique Goodland perfected in Gloss, where well-known phrases are minutely changed to sly and comic effect, here the creatures which are usualy only glimpsed, only imagined with a flinch, are foregrounded in phonic mutation. Amid the rich density of these playful and sometimes frightening poems are cut-back lyrics, often about fatherhood in a diminished world, and these give the book overall a sense not just of the strangeness of the fauna around us but of the strangeness of our own language nests, of the fragility of the world an older generation has ruined and is now bequeathing to the young."  —Richard Price
 
 
David Rushmer  Remains to Be Seen

Published May 2018. Paperback, 160pp, 9 x 6ins, £10.95 / $18.50
ISBN 9781848615823 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 

 
Pam Rehm  Time Will Show

Published May 2018. Paperback, 72pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615991 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

"Poetry is the antagonist of denial. Complicating the familiar world purely with the evidence of eye and insight, it insists upon the Spirit of things, even as life desolates our spirits with coarse familiarity. Pam Rehm, in this magnificent book of Showings, reveals new content and new contours in the breaking day. Her voice is a guide and guarantor." —Donald Revell

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Mary Leader  She Lives There Still

Published May 2018. Paperback, 76pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615847 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 

 
John Seed  Melancholy Occurrence

Published May 2018. Paperback, 160pp, 9 x 6ins, £10.95 / $18
ISBN 9781848615816 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

John Seed has pioneered a form of documentary poem using found texts — developing the model of Charles Reznikoff, and likewise concentrating on historical events. Previous volumes for Shearsman Books have included two volumes based on the reportage of Mayhew, and another based on the London Blitz. Here he uses reports of tragic deaths from nineteenth-century newspapers: melancholy occurrences, indeed.

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Andrew Duncan  On the Margins of Great Empires : Selected Poems

Published July 2018. Paperback, 136pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615984 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

At this point in time Andrew Duncan is better known as a critic of contemporary poetry — and an entertaining, waspish, and unusual critic at that. His own poetic work has been under-recognised and several previous collections — barring those from Shearsman — are out of print. This Selected edition gives the poetry-reading pubic a valuable chance to re-engage with a very original voice. Certainly no experimentalist, but also not a mainstream writer by any stretch of the imagination, he engages with narrative and history in a way that has become unusual in contemporary British poetry.

 

 
 
Nathaniel Tarn  The House of Leaves

The Shearsman Library 9
Published August 2018. Paperback, 176pp, 9 x 6ins, £10.95 / $18
ISBN 9781848615922 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Nathaniel Tarn emigrated to the USA in the early 1970s, and took up a position teaching at Rutgers in New Jersey, he quickly confirmed his new identity as an American poet by publishing two major volumes: Lyrics from the Bride of God, a book-length work, with New Directions, which is still in print, and this collection, which was published on the opposite coast by Black Sparrow Press. Both books staked out his territory in a startling manner, and laid the foundations for a burgeoning oeuvre.
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Harry Guest  Elegies

The Shearsman Library 10
Published August 2018. Chapbook, 32pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £6.50 / $9.95
ISBN 9781848615960 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Harry Guest’s remarkable sequence of Elegies were first published as a chapbook in 1980 by Pig Press in Durham, and were later collected in Lost and Found a large collection of the author’s work in 1983. here we take the chance to return the poems to their original chapbook environment, convinced that the world still needs work like this. Still available in the author’s Anvil collected poems, A Puzzling Harvest, they benefit from being able to breathe more easily in their original form…
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Andrew Duncan  Fulfilling the Silent Rules
                             — Inside and Outside in Modern British Poetry, 1960-1990

Published August 2018. Paperback, 328pp, 9 x 6ins, £16.95 / $30
ISBN 9781848616042 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 

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Emily Critchley

Published September 2018. Paperback, XXpp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848616042 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 
Peter Riley  Collected Poems Vol. 1

Published September 2018. Paperback, 608pp, 9 x 6ins, £19.95 / $32
ISBN 9781848616103 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 
Peter Riley  Collected Poems Vol. 2

Published September 2018. Paperback, 592pp, 9 x 6ins, £19.95 / $32
ISBN 9781848616110 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

 

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Lee Harwood  HMS Little Fox

The Shearsman Library 11
Published October 2018. Paperback, 100pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615939 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

This was Lee Harwood’s first major collection after his remarkable sequence of Fulcrum volumes (The White Room, Landscapes and The Sinking Colony) had established him as one of the most interesting younger poets in the England. HMS Little Fox shows Harwood striking out in new directions, some of which were not be further developed, but it also shows evidence of his mature style. Although available in the author’s Collected (Shearsman, 2004), this volume faithfully reproduces the original edition, with its postcard images, Egyptian sigils, and also one poem that the author decided to exclude from his Collected.

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Martin Booth  The Knotting Poems

The Shearsman Library 12
Published October 2018. Paperback, 116pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848615953 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

In 1977 and 1981, Martin Booth — then a poet and small-press publisher, but today better-known as a novelist — published two collections of work about Knotting, the Bedfordshire village where he then lived: The Knotting Sequence and The Cnot Dialogues. The books were published in fine, limited-run editions by The Elizabeth Press in New Rochelle, New York, and few copies travelled across the Atlantic. Indeed, the second of the two books was one of the final books to be published by Elizabeth and received only limited distribution. Here we have spliced the two books together, otherwise unchanged.

Cover of Martin Booth - The Knotting Poems
 
Kelvin Corcoran (ed.)  Shearsman magazine 117 / 118

Published October 2018. Paperback, 108pp, 8.5 x 5.5ins, £8.95 / $16
ISBN 9781848616035 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]

Contents will be announced in August 2018.

 
Andrew Roberts (ed.)  Strangeness and Power: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill
 

Publication in 2018. Exact publication date TBC. Paperback, 250pp, 9 x 6ins, £14.95 / $23
ISBN 9781848616004 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]