Tim Allen
Richard Barrett
Sally Barrett
David Berridge
Daniel Bennett
Michael Blackburn
The Camarade Project
Wayne Clements
Peter Dent
Nikolai Duffy
Stephen Emmerson
Ollie Evans
SJ Fowler
John Goodby
David Greenslade
Colin Herd
Simon Howard
Peter Hughes
Tom Jenks
Joshua Jones
Rupert M Loydell
Gordon Mason
Chris McCabe
James McLaughlin
Lars Palm
Bobby Parker
Mark Russell
Michael Scott
Ian Seed
Rachel Sills
Kathrine Sowerby
Andy Spragg
Paul Sutton
Andrew Taylor
David Tomaloff
Nathan Thompson
Gareth Twose
Tom Watts
Patrick Williamson
Rodney Wood
Colin Winborn

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chapbooks - 2011
chapbooks - 2012
chapbooks - 2013
chapbooks - 2014
chapbooks - 2015
the no breath ~ john goodby
The No Breath, John Goodby
Chapbook - June 2017
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A6 38pp 40 copies
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John Goodby

“I think these are my favourite poems of [John Goodby’s]. They have some kind of indefinable charge. It’s like being in a calm dark room with little slots and windowlets opening just briefly onto brilliantly lit spaces out there and all over and then closing again before you can get a really good look. What you carry away is a sort of richly coloured composite many-layered image which seems to add up to something suggestive of the archaeological remains of what was once at various points in time and space something resembling a unified human emotional consciousness. I find them exciting.”

Lyndon Davies

chapbooks - 2016
crabtree (the libretto) ~ tom jenks
Crabtree (the libretto), Tom Jenks
Chapbook - July 2017
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A6 40pp 40 copies
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Crabtree (the libretto)

“Tom Jenks’ libretto, Crabtree, is an intense story of love, loss and betrayal in the highest tradition of operatic tragedy. The emotionally complex Crabtree, huddled in the kimono of his dressing gown, his tender heart deceived by the ones he trusted most, is a Butterfly for our times: his final aria as affecting as the ‘mad song’ in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. This is a work that might move an audience to tears that only a superior brand of kitchen towel could deal with.”

Patricia Farrell

crabtree ~tom jenks
chapbook [rcp cb29] 2nd Printing
A6 48pp 20 copies
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Crabtree reads like a cross between Mercian Hymns and Viz, as if Barry MacSweeney’s Ranter has saddled up with Johnny Vegas for a night at the end of Blackpool Pier. Crabtree is a thumbnail guide to a very contemporary England: we never drive far through these umbrous hills before coming to a Travelodge. As the audience delights in the frolics, Jenks, Albion’s greatest surrealist, is found finetuning his metrical gifts : at least that was his excuse for taking longer in the shower. Through the humour of the sequence the shadiness of our times is revealed. I’ll carry mine as a pocket-sized Magna Carta to swat back the saturation of all extraneous data – Chris McCabe
Crabtree, Tom Jenks
Chapbook - 2nd Printing July 2017
Dante Called You Beatrice ~ Rodney Wood
Dante Called You Beatrice, Rodney Wood
Chapbook - September 2017
chapbook [rcp cb45]A6 46pp 60 copies
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Rodney Wood
Lives in Farnborough. He left school at 16, obtained a degree with the Open University, worked in the civil service and retired early. Since then he’s organised poetry reading and workshops, volunteered at his local arts centre in Aldershot, and performed in various venues, including the South Bank. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from publications including Brittle Star, Envoi, The Journal, Magma, Prole, South, Stride and Tears in the Fence.

His work has been described as “innovative and moving” by Envoi

Talking Shadows ~ Rupert M Loydell
Talking Shadows, Rupert M Loydell
Chapbook - October 2017
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Rupert M Loydell
Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University, a writer, editor and abstract artist. He has many books of poetry include Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017), The Return of the Man Who Has Everything (Shearsman 2015) and the collaboration The Co-ordinates of Doubt, written with Daniel Y. Harris (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2017). He has edited anthologies such as Yesterday’s Music Today (co-edited with Mike Ferguson, Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014), Smartarse (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), From Hepworth’s Garden Out (Shearsman, 2010) and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: manifestos and unmanifestos (Salt, 2010); and has contributed to Punk & Post-Punk, New Writing, English, Text, Revenant and Journal of Visual Arts Culture.

How to buy:
The Red Ceilings Press have now sold their allotted copies of this title. Copies are still available from the author and can be ordered direct from Rupert Loydell at editor@stridebooks.co.uk

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
chapbook [rcp cb49]
A6 52pp 40 copies
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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.

Swamp Kiss ~ Colin Herd
Swamp Kiss, Colin Herd
Chapbook - January 2018
chapbook [rcp cb48]A6 46pp 40 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 40 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.

"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

chapbooks - 2017
A Lifes Work ~ Sally Barrett
A Lifes Work, Sally Barrett
Chapbook - April 2018
chapbook [rcp cb51]A6 38pp 40 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 40 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

Distances ~ Ian Seed
Distances, Ian seed
Chapbook - June 2018
chapbook [rcp cb53]A6 42pp 40 copies
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The narrators in Distances unearth a series of forgotten, oddly-beautiful stories, which reveal the possibility of a different life.

‘Seed skillfully mirrors the way life works: the chance meetings, the rebuffs, the misunderstandings. All this is done with a real sense of rhythm, of euphony, of music, and of yearning.’ – Ian McMillan, on Identity Papers, in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.