Now published, two new poetry titles and an anthology of poetry and fiction. All books are available to buy from this website
The Strangest Thankyou, Richard Thomas’s debut poetry collection, embraces the magical and the mundane, the exotic and the everyday, the surreal rooted in reality. Grand poetic themes of love, death and great lives are cut with surprising twists and playful use of language, shape, form and imagery. The poet seeks ‘an array of wonder’ in “Dig” and spreads his ‘riches’ throughout The Strangest Thankyou. More details here.
Unauthorised Person by Philip Kane is a ‘concept album’ of individual poems, sequences, and visuals, threaded together by the central motif of the River Medway. This collection draws together poems written and images collected over 27 years, exploring the psychogeography of the people and urban landscapes of the Medway Towns, where ‘chatham high street is paradise enough’ (“johnnie writes a quatrain”). More details here.
Unexplored Territory, edited by Maria C. McCarthy, is the first anthology from Cultured Llama – poetry and fiction that take a slantwise look at worlds both real and imagined. More details here.
A dynamic range of new work by both established and emerging writers, this anthology offers numerous delights. The themes and preoccupations are wide-ranging. Rooted in close observation, the poems and short fiction concern the ‘unexplored territory’ of person and place. A must for anyone who likes good writing.
Nancy Gaffield, author of Tokaido Road, winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2011