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Aaron Kent // Perfectly Reasonable Justifications for Nuclear Apocalypse
[20 pp. // hand-bound // variant covers // run of 30]
Bound in two variant cover designs, Aaron Kent’s Perfectly Reasonable Justification for Nuclear Apocalypse is a reckoning, ‘a prayer in silence’ to the ethical difficulties of raising a family in the 21st century. Treading a tightrope of generosity and anxiety, these poems are entrenched with a religious materiality that verges on the baroque, all the while keeping their language taut to the point of wiry frission.
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Tom Snarsky // Two Songs
[16 pp. // hand-bound // run of 20]
[Free PDF Edition // Two Songs – Tom Snarsky]
Woven together with the attentive earnestness of a music afficiando flicking through their vinyl collection, this pamphlet from Tom Snarsky is composed of two ‘sides’: October (1994) and All Partial Evil. Considering the nature of time, the early days of AIM usernames, and the ‘great poetry farm in the sky’, this pamphlet is a generous tribute to all the late nights spent listening to music in childhood bedrooms.
Tenebrae: Issue IV
This issue features poetry from Mau Baiocco, Fred Carter, Cai Draper, Daniel Eltringham, Ian Macartney, Mira Mattar, Kashif Sharma-Patel, Lewis Todd, and Alexa Winik. It also features a review of Jay G. Ying’s ‘Wedding Beasts’ by Ali Graham.
Published in July 2020
PDF // 34 pages
Composed of original work from eleven authors, Pomes & Joys is a hybrid anthology that celebrates the poetry work of Anna Mendelssohn (1948 – 2009).
Known as an avant-garde poet, a painter, and a former poltical activist, Anna Mendelssohn did not show much interest in publishing her work during her lifetime. In spite of this, her poetry had found an attentive audience among the experimental poets of East Anglia since the late 1980s. Since then, that audience has quietly grown, up to the point that an archive of her materials was established at the University of Sussex in 2015. Two years later, the first symposium on Mendelssohn was held at the same university.
It was upon this rising wave of interest that the anthology first took shape. We hoped to bring together numerous friends, acquaintances, and strangers in this publication, all under the banner of having been influenced by Anna Mendelssohn’s poetry. Pomes & Joys is the result of that project, and we could not be any happier with the result. This diverse collection of work is testament to a remarkable poet and the resounding impression her work has left upon its readers. It’s a shared celebration of the poet’s resolute belief in art’s freedom to resist against the structural forms that seek to oppress it. At its heart, it is a small offering of pomes and joys to the memory of Anna Mendelssohn.
Featuring poetry from Charlie Baylis, Stephen Emmerson, Callie Gardner, Paul Hawkins, Linda Kemp, Tom Snarsky, Vicky Sparrow, and Florence Uniacke. It also includes essays from Sara Crangle, Joey Frances, and Lotte L.S..
Tenebrae: Issue III
This issue features poetry from Tessa Berring, William Campbell, Stephen Emmerson, David Greaves, Connie Judkins-Law, Lotte L.S., Nat Loftus, Cam Scott, and Maria Stadnicka.
Published in June 2019
Self-printed and bound.
Run of 50 // Stapled // 36 pp.
Tenebrae: Issue II
This issue features poetry from Zohar Atkins, Francesca Bratton, Elinor Cleghorn, Sarah Crewe, Bradley J. Fest, Danielle Hooke Goodbody, Danne Jobin, Aaron Kent, and e.r. de siqueira. It also features ‘Aphorisms on the Poetry of the Strike‘ by Joe Luna, and an essay upon the poetry of Ariana Reines and Kate Kilalea by Tom Snarsky.
Published in October 2018
Self-printed and bound.
Run of 50 // Stapled // 42 pp.
So You Think You’re In Love With Jennifer
A collection of love poems from Sarah Cave, Kyle Lovell, and Lenni Sanders, inspired by Jens Lekman’s song, ‘Become Someone Else’s‘.
Exploring misplaced desire, commitment, fictions, and all that’s left unspoken in-between the cracks of a relationship, this is a pamphlet for all those who think they’re in love with Jennifer.
Note! After unforeseen issues with the printing stock, we decided to stop all sale of the remaining print copies of ‘So You Think You’re in Love With Jennifer‘. Instead, we sent you a PDF copy of the pamphlet for £1, and all proceeds of that purchase was donated to Medecins Sans Frontier. If you can, please donate to a charity of your choosing upon reading this anthology.
Published in January 2019.
PDF // 12 Pages // Free
All proceeds have been donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Tenebrae: Issue I
This issue features poetry from Zohar Atkins, Jack Belloli, Stephanie Dando, Sarah Hymas, Mark Russell, and an essay upon the poetry of William Bronk by Tom Snarsky.
Published in October 2017
Printed by Mickle Print, Canterbury.
Run of 100 // Stapled // 34 pp.