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).
Coin Opera 2: Fulminare's Revenge
£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.
£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.
Monthly Recommendations: Finlay, Petrucci, Celan
Published as part of the University of California’s Poets of the Millennium series, this is a generous and necessary selection of the Scottish concrete poet’s work. Necessary because of Hamilton’s methods of publication, as he favoured for the most part either fugitive forms (posters, broadsides, postcards), or permanent site-specific pieces in gardens and public places, meaning that much of the work gathered here has not been previously accessible to the general reader... [Continue]
Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy
Face by Brendan Cleary
Face, dedicated to Cleary’s late brother, begins with a moving elegiac sequence of 14 poems, also entitled ‘Face’. With free verse and short lines, Cleary eschews the ‘poetic’ for bare poems in a colloquial register that foregrounds concrete details, surrounding them with white space. Exemplary is ‘Breakfast with Face’:...[Continue]
Three Betrayed Lieutenants by Kirsten Irving