Our Publications

Our Publications (22)

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The Trouble with Monsters
Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:26

The Trouble with Monsters

Written by Mike Quille
£8 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-12-6 Christopher Norris’s new collection of political poems take aim at some monsters of our present bad times, among them Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Theresa May, George Osborne, Benjamin Netanyahu, and assorted hangers-on. These politicians act as if they have said…
From Aberfan t Grenfell
Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:21

From Aberfan t Grenfell

Written by Mike Quille
£9 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-08-9 From Aberfan t Grenfell shows that Mike Jenkins’s sublime skills in dialect poetry continue to shine as brightly as ever, as he evokes a bravura array of voices from his Merthyr bro. Using his work to give speech to people without power,…
Shabbigentile
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 30 January 2019 17:29

Shabbigentile

Written by Mike Quille
£9 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-10-2 Alan Morrison’s Shabbigentile is a counterpoint to his Forward Prize-nominated Tan Raptures (Smokestack Books, 2017), many of its poems having been written during the same period and on complementary polemical themes. These range from the ominous economic stormclouds of the banking crash,…
Ruses and Fuses
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:36

Ruses and Fuses

Written by Mike Quille
£8 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN 978-1-912710-09-6 Ruses and Fuses, by Fran Lock with collages by Steev Burgess, is the follow-up collection to Muses and Bruises. Fran Lock is one of the most prolific and outstanding poets out there today, fighting with her writing. Bristling with multi-bladed language and…
One of These Dead Places
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:24

One of These Dead Places

Written by Mike Quille
£8 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN 978-1-912710-07-2 One of These Dead Places is a collection of poems and images by Jane Burn. One of the voices rarely heard in modern poetry is that of working-class women, in terms of both the impact of major historical events on their identity,…
We Will Be Free! Bread and Roses Poetry Anthology 2018
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 29 October 2018 20:49

We Will Be Free! Bread and Roses Poetry Anthology 2018

Written by Mike Quille
£5 (plus £1.50 p&p) ISBN 978-1-912710-06-5 We Will Be Free! is an anthology of poems from the Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2018, sponsored by Unite. This is my second year judging this much-needed and extraordinary competition. Again, I was struck by the passion, the urgency and the sheer hard…
Power Play
Thursday, 25 October 2018 16:26

Power Play

Written by Mike Quille
£8 plus £1.50 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-05-8 A new collection of poems by Mair De-Gare Pitt, with accompanying paintings by Jill Powell. From the very first poem this collection focuses on the human and, through its brilliant lyricism, elevates the experiences it describes into something like beauty. The collection…
Poetry on the Picket Line
Saturday, 22 September 2018 08:48

Poetry on the Picket Line

Written by Mike Quille
£5 plus £1.50 p. and p. Discounts available on bulk orders, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. ISBN: 978-1-912710-02-7 Poetry on the Picket Line is an anthology of poetry by a group of activist poets. It sounds a bit unlikely, but it works. It’s a squad of writers prepared to…
arise!
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:50

arise!

Written by Mike Quille
£5 including p. and p. ISBN 978-1-912710-03-4 arise! is a new long poem by Paul Summers, which is both a celebration of the past, and an inspiration for the future. The pamphlet was commissioned by Culture Matters for the Durham Miners' Gala this year, and it is sponsored by the…
The Combination
Sunday, 27 May 2018 14:49

The Combination

Written by Chris Guiton
The Combination - A Poetic Coupling of the Communist Manifesto by Peter Raynard £6 (plus £1.50 p&p). ISBN 978-1-912710-04-1 Culture Matters is proud to publish a remarkable new long poem by Peter Raynard written to mark the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, and the 170th anniversary of the publication of…
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