Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of Matthew Clegg’s Lost Between Stations on 25 September. This sequence of narrative poems is presented as seven ‘loose leaves’ folded into a specially designed wallet, and is accompanied by a 4o minute CD of Clegg reading the poems on location in Leeds (click here to listen to the first poem in the sequence). Lost Between Stations will be available to order online (via PayPal) from 1 October and can also be purchased at the launch (see details below).
Lost Between Stations will be launched at The Red Deer in Sheffield on Sunday 25 September (8pm start). The sequence is given a suitably inventive presentation for this one-off event, with film, photography and music framing Clegg’s readings. Afterwards, Clegg will be joined by poet Fay Musselwhite for a discussion of the ideas and influences at work in Lost Between Stations. Free admission (and cake) – all welcome.
The many ‘stations’ the poet is ‘lost between’ include a sense of his ‘type’, of his vocation, and of his social status and affiliation. The poem is ‘lost between’ autobiography and fiction, between epic, narrative, lyric and drama – even between poetry and prose. It was written under a conviction that we are most alive precisely during these vulnerable and indeterminate periods.