First Steps

Steps booksLongbarrow Press is delighted to announce the publication of Mark Goodwin‘s long-awaited collection, Steps. A 144-page journey through the landscapes of England, Ethiopia, Scotland, Spain and Wales, Steps is also a sustained engagement with the journey’s pauses, in which the landscapes invite us to listen; the gaps that compel our attention, and from which these poems are constructed.

A beautifully produced hardback, Steps is available now at the special price of £12 (inc UK P&P) through the Longbarrow Press website and Steps microsite (normally £12.99). A limited edition CD, steps / sounds, featuring 10 ‘sound-enhanced’ recordings of poems from the book, is also included free with all online orders (while stocks last). You can order the book by clicking on the PayPal link below (major debit cards accepted – no PayPal account required):

Steps (cover)Steps: £12 (inc UK P&P)

Steps: £16 (inc Europe P&P)

Steps: £18 (inc Rest of World P&P)

Steps will be launched at The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA at 7.30pm on Sunday 7 December, as part of a special Longbarrow Press end-of-year event with readings from Angelina Ayers, Mark Goodwin and Fay Musselwhite. A full range of Longbarrow Press titles will also be on sale at a pre-Christmas discount. Admission is free; all are welcome.

‘I imagined the surface of the road bending under his weight…’ ‘Wrong & Right’, Mark Goodwin‘s account of ‘two difficult moments’ that resist poetic remaking, and which compel a plain retelling, is our current post on the Longbarrow Blog; click here to read the essay. A field-recording expedition to a derelict rubber mill in Derbyshire provides Goodwin with the impetus for another short piece for the Affective Digital Histories blog; click here to read ‘Voyage into the Interior of Volcrepe’.

Finally, our serialisation of Matthew Clegg‘s narrative epic Lost Between Stations concludes this month; click here to read (and listen to) the seventh and last poem in the sequence.

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