Out now on Oystercatcher.
Rod Mengham’s Paris by Helen and James Byrne and Sandeep Parmar’s Myth of the Savage Tribes, Myth of Civilised Nations are out now on Oystercatcher Press.
Five or six new reviews at the ever growing Stride magazine including James Davies on Scott Thurston’s great new pamphlet Figure Detached, Figure Impermanent and Steve Spence on Chrissy Williams’ Epigraphs
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’.
THE LONELY SCOUT
‘moving away’ seems too obvious. youre in
the gardens, suddenly conf-
ronted by an expanse of sonnets.
they take your weight.
Out now from Oystercatcher Press.
“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.
he deals in doves with citrine eyes
wades into willow. this road dip was
a river to me. confluence of
terraces militant housing scheme
little bird wades no fear of sharks
daddy claims animal welfare badge
i have seen this before. a mermaid
held captive by tales of finsbury
park ’96. pigeon chick chirps through
catkin whisker twists and tales
feathers cross tar tybalt strolls
smiles. daughter to the prince of cats
Jessica Pujol i Duran: every bit of light
Peter Hughes: Regulation Cascade
Out now at the Oystercatcher site.
Red Museum with Knives, Forks & Spoons press
April Tuesday 19th 7.30pm
at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ<
'A tremendous and persuasive surge of the red and the black: conflicted doctrines, scorched paper. Gothic scripts and plague-year screenplays for an apocalyptic cinema. Death chess. Heretical crusades. Hurt flesh. Fire angels. Madness. A grimoire for a haunted river-city. The poetry lies in the interpretation of malfated woodcuts. It is sinewy, knotted, persistent. And true.'
also to be released, the chapbooks:
Fights XIX: Johnny Tapia with Oystercatcher press
Fights XX: the Songs of Salvador Sánchez with the Red Ceilings press
Tim Atkins – Honda Ode
A5 12pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-41-1
Although largely indescribable, this pamphlet reverses fast
fusing text & photographic imagery in ways which accurately
escape the sensations of making a fireblade or traversing
expensive adverts on a mule & then a tandem.
her pencil sized
cock made me drop
the tea cup
Philip Terry – Dante’s Inferno
A5 32pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-43-5
Everyone’s favourite Gothic nursery rhyme moves to Essex,
where Ted Berrigan takes over as guide.
I cried out
Whatever you are, man or ghost!”
“Not man, though formerly a man,”
he says, “I hale from Providence,
Rhode Island, a Korean vet.
Once I was a poet, I wrote
of bean spasms,
was anthologised in Fuck You.”
£4 each (inc UK p&p). Cheques payable to P.Hughes at
4 Coastguard Cottages, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL
or Paypal via Oystercatcher website
New publications by David Kennedy and Peter Hughes from Oystercatcher Press.