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The chapbooks are in A6 format so please consider this when sending poems of longer line length. We don't want to set your fine work at 6pt.

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Delighted to announce our latest title ~ Stella Unframed by Simon Collings

Recent additions -

A Lifes Work by Sally Barrett
Our 50th title - Aire by Andrew Taylor
Swamp Kiss
by Colin Herd
Arboreal Days
by Daniel Bennett
Objects from the Footcopier
by David Greenslade
Talking Shadows by Rupert M Loydell

Earlier chapbooks can be found here.
Objects from the Footcopier ~ David Greenslade
Objects from the Footcopier, David Greenslade
Chapbook - December 2017
chapbook [rcp cb47]A6 66pp 60 copies
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David Greenslade
David Greenslade is a (prize-winning) essayist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He has lived and worked in many countries, among them Japan, the USA and Oman. He writes in Welsh and English and currently shares his time between Wales and Romania while teaching at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Recalling the poetry of
Each Broken Object (Two Rivers Press) and Lyrical Diagrams (Shearsman), these new object poems strobe the light between flash fiction and verse. From coffee pots to passenger planes storylines snap with brevity and shock.  Objective chance takes each offered opportunity.

When the Round Table stands in the middle of the kitchen, and houses in a landmined landscape are haunted by the Twrch Trwyth, David Greenslade takes us into that world of swivelling, sabre-toothed, coat hangers where surrealist art and beans come true: Actually,’there’s nothing the mind can’t do’. Great stuff!

Patrick Le Petit, Author, The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism

David Greenslade's texts simply smash our rational faculties.

Michel Remy, Author, Surrealism in Britain

arboreal days ~ daniel bennett
Arboreal Days, Daniel Bennett
Chapbook - January 2018
Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett was born in Shropshire, and lives and works in London. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, both online and in print. He is also the author of the novel All the Dogs, published by Tindal Street Press in 2008.

chapbook [rcp cb49]
A6 52pp 40 copies
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Swamp Kiss ~ Colin Herd
Swamp Kiss, Colin Herd
Chapbook - January 2018
chapbook [rcp cb48]A6 46pp 50 copies
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Colin Herd
Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. His previous publications include too ok (BlazeVOX, 2011), Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013), Oberwilding - with SJ Fowler (Austrian Cultural Forum, 2015) and Click & Collect (Boilerhouse Press, 2017). He co-organised Outside-in / Inside-out, A festival of Outside and Subterranean Poetry in Glasgow in 2016. His website is www.colinherd com

“Here’s a reason to celebrate: a fresh batch of poems by Colin Herd. I don’t know anyone else who can make zing the unexpected proximity of danger and corn on the cob, or for that matter castles and bottoms. Swamp Kiss is a delight to read, a lyric bustle of double understandings, jingles, neologisms, jokes, and bathside musings. Tracing ebullient arcs of thought, these poems revel in the language of everyday stuff, sometimes doleful, other times joyous.” -
Lila Matsumoto
Aire ~ Andrew Taylor
Aire, Andrew Taylor
Chapbook - February 2018
chapbook [rcp cb50]A6 46pp 50 copies
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Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor was born in Liverpool in 1967 and lived in Nottingham, where he is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
www.andrewtaylorpoetry.com

"These are some of Taylor’s most evocative poems. Each dwells on a quiet moment, but is part of a concatenation, a narrative of sorts, expressing a joy in being solitary, and noticing.” Rory Waterman

A Lifes Work ~ Sally Barrett
A Lifes Work, Sally Barrett
Chapbook - April 2018
chapbook [rcp cb51]A6 38pp 50 copies
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Sally Barrett

"The ‘life’s work’ – and the work’s life – is the poems’ unflinching spotlight on deeply personal details, and the candour with which the dark private corners of a life are exposed and illuminated: spilt egg Mornay and the tricky question of virginity mingle with love/death/crying, and Jung’s take on the lot. Like the lingering scent of Vosene Medicated Shampoo, these are poems that will stay with you.” Rachel Sills

Stella Unframed ~ Simon Collings
Stella Unframed, Simon Collings
Chapbook - May 2018
chapbook [rcp cb52]A6 34pp 50 copies
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Simon Collings

"
With the playfully-crafted sonnets of Stella Unframed, Simon Collings offers us a hilarious twenty-first century take on Sir Philip Sidney’s sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella. The effect is both dizzying and thrilling, as if we were being propelled at ever-increasing speed down a never-ending helterskelter. The views shift, compelling at every turn. Will we ever reach the end? What will happen if we do? “At this point”, as Sonnet XVII declares, “we leave the narrative and enter reality”. We have no choice than to read on.’" Ian Seed