Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of Meridian, Nancy Gaffield‘s third full-length collection.
Between 2015 and 2017, the author of Tokaido Road walked the 270-mile Greenwich Meridian Trail from Peacehaven to Sand le Mere, in order to investigate the way that landscapes are disturbed and reordered by history and memory. In Meridian, the line of longitude is the ‘zero point’ through which these forces speak: the intersecting planes of poetry and song, politics and the polis, land and sea, presence and absence, shadow and light.
‘Nancy Gaffield’s bravely resourceful long poem takes us ‘true North’ with her along the variegated trails marking England’s portion of the Meridian. Readers will prize this important, inspiring book: the Line, lines, a life brilliantly fused.’ — Lou Rowan
A beautifully produced 112-page hardback, Meridian is available now from Longbarrow Press. You can read an extract from the book here; visit the Meridian microsite here; and order it by clicking on the relevant PayPal link below (major debit cards accepted – no PayPal account required). UK postage is free until 28 February.
All orders are carefully parcelled in robust packaging and will be despatched within 24 hours.
You are welcome to join us for the Canterbury launch of Meridian on Tuesday 12 February, at which Nancy Gaffield will read from and discuss the book. Senior Common Room, Keynes College, University Road, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NP (6pm start). All welcome.
You can also find Meridian (and a full range of Longbarrow Press titles, including Mark Goodwin‘s new collection Rock as Gloss) at the 22nd International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair, which takes place at The Tetley (Hunslet Road, Leeds) on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 March (11am – 5pm, admission free). We’ll be sharing a stall with Gordian Projects, alongside more than 50 artists and publishers exhibiting over the weekend. Click here for further details.