New from Oystercatcher

Scott Thurston: Figure Detached, Figure Impermanent

A series of trials set up like islands in a river – noticing where a current is viable even in concealment. A perfect will turns like a needle as a thread of disgust stitched through every day starts to come undone. You slip into the stream.


Michael Farrell: the thorn with the boy in its side

reading [ …] with the light on

after the escalators –

metaphors became metaph-

ors. ‘[ … ]’ [my translation.] & ‘ive always been a

rebel’. i survey

the experimental fencing. the word

‘poets’ in black, on pineapp-

le; the fuchsia in the freezer.

‘chasing’ a sound

down george st: a drag

queen with the name ‘fay doubt’.
‘moving away’ seems too obvious. youre in

the gardens, suddenly conf-

ronted by an expanse of sonnets.

they take your weight.

Sarah Crewe’s flick invicta reviewed by Tom Jenks

“This short book by Sarah Crewe, published by Peter Hughes’ always interesting Oystercatcher Press, poses many questions. The first is: what exactly is it? Is it a long poem, a sequence of poems or a collection of discrete pieces? Reading flick invicta, the reader is repeatedly presented with these questions and is always looking for connections, for a way of navigating the text and understanding its internal wiring. Content is constantly framed and reframed. Perhaps the most pertinent analogy is that of a Venn diagram with many circles of context, voice, syntax and style. Where these circles intersect is where the poetry happens.”

Read more. Buy a copy at the Oystercatcher site.