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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


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    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


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    Angela

    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

    2666, aka "The First Great Novel of the 21st Century"

    by the Judge



    I no longer remember how I first heard about 2666. I have a faint recollection of reading somewhere about the Ulysses of Latin America that came out only a few years ago. Since Latin American literature KICKS ASS, I was immediately interested. I wanted to read it in the original Spanish, but didn’t want to spend god knows how much to buy it on the internet. So I waited... [Continue]


  • Video Review

    The Old Madness by Kate White


  • Book Review

    Tree Language by Marion McCready

    reviewed by Kirsten Irving



    Marion McCready is a poet of bloody intensity and highly loaded, symbolic imagery. Intricate observations of flowers and herbs morph into meditations on the brutality of nature and the ravaging of the body. See “Two Daffodils Lying on a Window Ledge” become a “contamination of my pretty home space”, “lying there like a childless couple”. Or the basil “growing scorpions in my brain”. Or the discreet harbinger “hand-print of wind-chill” in the title poem. The wilder, terrifying side of the natural world creeps closer to the speaker with every line...[Continue]


  • Video Poem

    Three Betrayed Lieutenants by Kirsten Irving





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