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Gore, Guernica, and Glorious Garishness at the Globe: The Art of Tom De Freston

I first properly got to know Tom De Freston and his art when I hosted a poetry reading at his studio, part of the creative hub that is the Magdalen Road Studios in Oxford. It was like walking into a … Continue reading

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Self-publishing can be a beautiful thing

I am always saying that self-publishing is as much about beautiful craft and beautiful objects as it is about e-this, e-that and e-the other, and nowhere more so than in the production of art books. So I was bowled over … Continue reading

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Plenty To Say

This summer, my imprint 79 rat press will be launching NOTHING TO SAY, a project featuring pieces and collections from some of the very best poets currently writing in the UK, and one or two beyond. There will also be … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Peril

“Each entry describes someone in peril, the nature of the peril generated by the word of the day” That’s all I need to say really about the wonderful Dictionary of Peril, the invention of Laura Heron. I met Laura whilst … Continue reading

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Cheers!

It’s been a while since we brought you one of our delightful serendipitous discoveries. So here we are. Nostrovia! Poetry is named, as its founder Jeremiah Walton explains, after the Russian drinking toast Na Zdorovie. That sounds like an excellent … Continue reading

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Dark Corners

We are ridiculously excited to have Adelle Stripe confirmed to perform at next year’s Not the Oxford Literary Festival. Adelle’s 3rd collection, Dark Corners of the Land, was published by eight cuts gallery favourites Blackheath Books last month and my … Continue reading

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all of these taxonomies are political

Click the image above or click here to download your free pdf copy of all these taxonomies are political, or go to the book’s smashwords page for a free copy in all digital formats. This book is an examination of … Continue reading

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