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).
£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.
Follow the Trail of Moths
£6.00 + postage, September 2013, 72pp
Clandestine meetings in the front rooms of the capital, up close and personal with a hand-picked selection of literary practitioners delivering their finest work? Banjo intervals? Feast upon the only literary record of these strange and strangely thrilling happenings!
Confronting the Danger of Art
Angela, Sidekick Books’ latest team-up pamphlet, was recently launched at Drink, Shop & Do, King’s Cross. The event took place in a room divided from the main bar by an open doorway. The sound system broadcast to the whole floor, so when Sidekick took the mic, those in the main bar who were not attending the launch, could nonetheless both see and hear it. This set-up struck me as symbolic of the poetry market. In the event room were people who bought poetry books. They were mainly poets I think. In the bar area were the general public – not poets, not buyers of poetry books. They could apprehend what was going on, but they were not part of it. Nor did they attempt to enter the event room. That night at least, they could see poetry was there, but it wasn’t for them.... [Continue]
Memorial by Alice Oswald
Monogamy Songs by Gregory Sherl
It can be difficult to properly describe Gregory Sherl’s Monogamy Songs to someone who has not read it yet. On one hand, it is a sequence of untitled prose poems, chronicling the evolution and dissolution of the relationship between the poet and a character only designated as Z. On the other, it is also presented as a memoir (the copyright page calls it ‘a work of non-fiction’), albeit with the most unreliable of narrators, e.g. Sherl introduces the book as follows, ‘All names and events in this book are fictitious and entirely coincidental […] What I’m trying to say is, none of this book is true. But that’s a lie. Some of this book is true’ (p. 6)...[Continue]
Three Betrayed Lieutenants by Kirsten Irving