“I think these are my favourite poems of [John Goodby’s]. They have some kind of indefinable charge. It’s like being in a calm dark room with little slots and windowlets opening just briefly onto brilliantly lit spaces out there and all over and then closing again before you can get a really good look. What you carry away is a sort of richly coloured composite many-layered image which seems to add up to something suggestive of the archaeological remains of what was once at various points in time and space something resembling a unified human emotional consciousness. I find them exciting.” – Lyndon Davies.
Red Ceilings Press publishes contemporary poetry in the form of limited edition chapbooks and free ebooks. Submissions are now open. More here.
“There is another England, a country not of Cameron, Farage and the house of Windsor, but of Lear and Carroll, Gasgoyne and Blake, a deeper, darker, stranger place. It is of this nation underground that Tim Allen is the cartographer. A New Geography of Romanticism stakes out this shadowy turf with prismatic, kaleidoscopic brilliance. Reading this book on another rainy afternoon in Albion is a beautifully startling experience, like finding a giant hailstone in the fireplace or a peacock perched on the sideboard. These poems are the potions of the maddest of scientists, a gift of sherbet lemons from the gods.” Tom Jenks.
Out now on The Red Ceilings Press.
Great writer, great press, out now.
Out now from the excellent Red Ceilings Press.
Published towards the end of 2011 by Mark Cobley’s The Red Ceilings Press, Nikolai Duffy’s chapbook the little shed of various lamps will be launched at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester on 19th January at 6 o’ clock PM. Also reading are Jeremy Over and Ian Seed.
The lesson of Furniture by Chad Redden, Leap Year by CL Bledsoe and Uncle Salvador’s Cigar by Gordon Mason now available for free on Red Ceilings Press.
On the Toad, J D Nelson. A new ebook available at The Red Ceilings Press.
Pocket Venus by Michael Blackburn, available now at The Red Ceilings Press.
The rapidly expanding electronic and printed output of Mark Cobley’s Red Ceilings Press is well worth your attention. Recent publications include Olifaunt, an ebook by David Tomaloff and The Scavengers of London, a chapbook by Tom Watts.
New ebook now available at Red Ceilings.
David Berridge’s Black Garden’s has been published as a free e-book by The Red Ceilings Press. david will perform at The Other Room in August