Rock as Gloss

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


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).

Rock as Gloss
£12.99 (hardback)

UK orders (+ £1.70 postage)

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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