Yesterday’s Music Today Crowdfunder

KFS is attempting to raise £600 in preorders for an anthology edited by the legendary Mike Ferguson & Rupert Loydell. The anthology will be about 150 pages long and will be in A5 or comic book format.  The recommended retail price will be at least £11, but those who order now will get the book for £10 (which includes postage and packaging). You can preorder yours here:
We have also put together 5 money saving bundles that may be of interest:

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£10 for a copy of the anthology, which will be approximately 150 pages and have an R.R.P. of at least £11.
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£20 for a copy of the anthology, and 3 mystery KFS pamphlets.
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£30 for a copy of the anthology, 3 mystery pamphlets, and one mystery KFS collection or anthology.
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£50 for a copy of the anthology, 3 mystery pamphlets, and 5 KFS books of your choosing.
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£100 for a copy of the anthology, 3 mystery pamphlets, and 15 KFS books of your choosing.

This anthology came out a shared enthusiasm for and addiction to music, along with a certain middle-aged nostalgia which emerged as the result of failing to be moved by so much of the music we have greedily devoured over the last few years, and thankfully being intensely moved by some. Music can excite, delight, goad, amuse or bore the listener – it also has the capacity to lodge itself in your brain and be heard in the imagination at the strangest times.This anthology is about that, about spiralling back into memories, about yesterday’s music today: music that has lodged itself in these poets’ hearts and souls, and which never fails to move them when recalled or listened to anew.

It has to be said, we didn’t get the work we expected when we sent out our call for submission. Whilst we share a taste for 70s rock and have differing individual tastes that lean more towards blues and west coast rock or free jazz and post-punk respectively, our contributors here are moved by different things. Squat bands, contemporary and romantic classical composers, singer songwriters, improvisers, glitch artistes and trad jazzers all get a mention here in this fascinating and engaging cornucopia which we hope will surprise you as much as it surprised us as the work arrived.– Mike Ferguson & Rupert Loydell.

Roselle Angwin,Susan Birchenough,Elizabeth Burns,M.C. Caseley,Mike Ferguson,David HartPaul Hawkins,Sarah James,Norman Jope,Jimmy Juniper,David Kennedy,John Lees,Rupert M. Loydell,Stephen C. Middleton,Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper,Sheila E. Murphy,Mario Petrucci,Jay Ramsay,Robert Sheppard,and Angela Topping.

via Alec Newman

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette

Saturday 16th November, 20:30 start. Town Hall Tavern, 20 Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JA .

Susan Birchenough has been writing poetry for about 3 years. She had a poem published in the English PEN anthology “Catechism ” and has been shortlisted for the Erbacce poetry prize in 2012 and 2013. She has a particular interest in experimental and visual poetry and is a self-employed permaculturist.

Charlotte Henson is a young writer from Greater Manchester currently living in London. She is widely published, including appearances in Award-winning zine Rising, The Morning Star, and Sculpted: Poetry of the North West. Her upcoming collection Every Street will be published by erbacce. She edits the zine Astronaut.

Lindsey Holland’s collection Particle Soup (2012) is available from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. She co-edited the anthologySculpted: Poetry of the North West and edited the anthology Not On Our Green Belt. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in publications including Tears in the Fence, The New Writer, B O D Y, Estuary, Verse Kraken, Sabotage Reviews, Penning Perfumes, and Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. She studied Writing at the University of Warwick and now teaches poetry on the Creative Writing programme at Edge Hill University, where she is a PhD candidate. She is the founder member and driving force behind North West Poets.

Steven Waling is the author of Calling On the Phone, Travelator and Captured Yes. A new collection Hello GCHQ is forthcoming from Department.