The Trance

Photographer Karl Hurst launches his KHeditions imprint with a series of limited, handmade boxed editions of prints, available exclusively from his Etsy page. Each of the boxed editions offers a unique perspective on the development of Hurst’s practices since 2010; the editions range from the season-cycles of Sketches for Autumn and Sketches for Spring to the oblique taxonomies of Modern Icons and the self-interrogating Circus Impressions. Click here for more details about KHeditions.

We’ve revised and expanded some of the resources on the Longbarrow Press site, including the In Conversation page, which brings together text and audio interviews and discussions with Longbarrow Press poets and artists from 2006 to date (including recent interviews with Alistair Noon and Matthew Clegg). Click here for the full index. The Essays page has also been restructured, making room for some older pieces from the Longbarrow archive and enhancing several essays with images and audio podcasts (including ‘The Heart of the City’, Matthew Clegg’s commentary on the 2009 Sheffield poetry walk led by Andrew Hirst and Chris Jones). Finally, we’ve added a new Film page, which showcases the filmed performances, animations, film-poems and location-based documentaries created by Longbarrow Press in recent years.

On the Longbarrow Blog, Matthew Clegg discusses the displacements and readjustments of his ‘Chinese Lanterns’ sequence (featured in his recent collection West North East); click here to read ‘Streams and Nodes‘. We’ve also created a short, trancelike film for one of the ‘Chinese Lanterns’ poems:

Our current Featured Poem is ‘High Riggs’ by James Caruth (taken from our walking-themed anthology The Footing); click here to read the poem. You can also listen to Caruth reading the poem (on location in Bowcroft Cemetery, Stannington) below:

This year’s States of Independence one-day independent press fair takes place at De Montfort University in Leicester on Saturday 15 March (10.30am-4.30pm, admission free), with more than 70 writers presenting readings and workshops throughout the day. You are also welcome to visit the Longbarrow Press stall (with a full range of books, pamphlets and CDs). Click here to view the full programme of readings, workshops, displays and talks.

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