Meridian

writing along an invisible
line whose end is infinite

Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of MeridianNancy 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.

Meridian
£12.99 (hardback)

UK orders (free delivery until 28 Feb)

Europe orders (+ £5 postage)

Rest of World orders (+ £7 postage)

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.

 

 

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Rock as Gloss

The rock becomes a faint
foil. It’s a resonating
membrane be
tween times; a porous

divide.

Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of Rock as GlossMark Goodwin‘s sixth full-length collection.

Divided into four ‘compasses’, Rock as Gloss offers a variety of approaches to ‘the rock in hand’ (whether gritstone or slate), or the fell under foot (whether on or off the map), and also enacts a dialogue with the culture and literature of climbing and fell-walking, speaking to (and through) Menlove Edwards, Ted Hughes, Coleridge and others. The poems and fictions of Rock as Gloss navigate imaginary and actual journeys through textures of movement and stillness, setting down lines ‘touched by gravity’.

A beautifully produced 184-page hardback, Rock as Gloss is available now from Longbarrow Press. You can read a poem from the book here; visit the Rock as Gloss 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.

Rock as Gloss
£12.99 (hardback)

UK orders (free delivery until 28 Feb)

Europe orders (+ £5 postage)

Rest of World orders (+ £7 postage)

 

All orders are carefully parcelled in robust packaging and will be despatched within 24 hours.

You are welcome to join us for the Sheffield launch of Rock as Gloss on Thursday 7 Februaryfor which Mark Goodwin has devised a special performance. The launch takes place at The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB7pm doors (the performance starts at 7.30pm prompt). Admission is free; all are welcome.

 

 

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