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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 didnít 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

    Thorn Corners by Stephen Nelson

    reviewed by Harry Giles



    Stephen Nelson's minimalist and visual poems spread prolifically across blogs and social media: on the internet, they're regular sparks of humour and delight in a busy feed. Amid adverts, plugs, rages and distractions, a pwoermd (one word poem), trinitreat (three word poem) or monostitch (one line poem) is a wee moment of concentrated language. In these contexts minimalist poems are respites, getaways and surprises: bitesized poems for distracted times. In Thorn Corners, however, Nelson extends poetic minimalism over 96 pages, and each tiny poem is surrounded not by interference but by white space. Within this context, the minimalist poem takes on a wholly different character, transformed from momentary surprise to extended contemplation...[Continue]


  • Video Poem

    Three Betrayed Lieutenants by Kirsten Irving





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