Our Publications

Our Publications (25)

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Release a Rage of Red
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:11

Release a Rage of Red

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£5 plus £1.50 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-21-8 Release a Rage of Red is a selection of entries to the Bread & Roses Poetry Award 2019, sponsored by Unite. Every year it becomes more of a challenge to judge these poems. This year, there was a large number of beautifully…
Raptures and Captures
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:22

Raptures and Captures

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£8 plus £1.50 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-18-8 Raptures and Captures follows on from Muses and Bruises and Ruses and Fuses, both published by Culture Matters. It is inspired by liberation theology and a fascination with the continuing relevance of the lives of the saints to a radical, liberating politics.…
Robots Have No Bones
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 05 August 2019 11:33

Robots Have No Bones

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£10 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-14-0 Robots Have No Bones is Fred Voss’s follow-up collection to The Earth and the Stars in the Palm of Your Hand, also published by Culture Matters. Robots in the workplace – computerized metalworking machinery – mean a loss of the tactile impact…
The Trouble with Monsters
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:26

The Trouble with Monsters

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£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
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:21

From Aberfan t Grenfell

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£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

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£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
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:36

Ruses and Fuses

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£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
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:24

One of These Dead Places

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£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,…
Power Play
Thursday, 25 October 2018 16:26

Power Play

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£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…
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