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We publish collaborative books of poetry and illustration, as well as reviews and articles on and around the subject of contemporary poetry, under the guidance of excommunicated arch-alchemist Dr Fulminare (and his demonic familiar, Bandijcat).

  • Latest Releases


    Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge

    edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

    £12.00 + postage, December 2013, 168pp

    At last! The much-anticipated sequel to my first micro-anthology, Coin Opera, complete with choice of covers. After a successful Kickstarter, coverage on gaming sites across the Western world, and a long and harrowing period of development, this mighty tome of game-related poetry has finally arrived to bridge the gap between two discreet and dangerous worlds.

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  • Latest Releases



    Chrissy Williams (poems) & Howard Hardiman (illustrations)

    £5.00 + postage, October 2013, 24pp

    Angela Lansbury! A force in the universe almost as powerful and mysterious as myself. How foolhardy of this partnership of poet and illustrator to delve deeper than ever into the darknesses of her psyche, via her fictional twin Jessica Fletcher and Lynchean visual motifery! Do not leave this book on your bedside table.

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  • Feature Article

    Leopardi's Canti: The Most Difficult Book of Poems Ever Written?

    by the Judge

    I’ve been meaning to write about Giacomo Leopardi’s Canti for a good while. Actually I’ve been meaning to write a series on the most difficult books of poetry out there, which was going to include an article about Nikos Kazantzakis Odyssey. Eventually that idea proved itself too difficult, so I wrote one piece on the latter epic and suspended Leopardi – who was most definitely going to be in there – for a later stage... [Continue]

  • Video Review

    The Old Madness by Kate White

  • Book Review

    Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers

    reviewed by Ned David Carter

    Kevin Powers’ Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting presents the reviewer, if not the reader also, with a significant challenge. Not that the poetry itself is difficult in formal terms: In fact, the language is easy to follow, the ideas are developed logically, the sense of the poems is carefully conveyed. The challenge of this poetry is not so much how to interpret it, but rather if one can interpret it, assuming that the possibility of interpretation is also the possibility of many interpretations, that is to say of the reader (or reviewer!) having room to develop their own relationship with poems without being pressed into a particular point of view....[Continue]

  • Video Poem

    Three Betrayed Lieutenants by Kirsten Irving

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