‘I made half a million in six months / and spent it all in one.’ Our new Featured Poem is ‘Myself Am Hell’ by Matthew Clegg (from his new collection Cazique); click here to read it. Cazique, Nancy Gaffield‘s Meridian, and Mark Goodwin‘s Rock as Gloss are among the 11 Longbarrow hardbacks featured in our current Special Offers (others include Rob Hindle‘s The Grail Roads, and our walking-themed anthology The Footing). Choose any combination of 2 hardbacks for £22, or any 3 for £30. You’ll also receive a free copy of the colour-themed pamphlet The Rose of Temperaments (featuring poems by Angelina D’Roza, A.B. Jackson, Chris Jones, Geraldine Monk, Helen Mort and Alistair Noon). Click here for further details (offer ends 7 May 2019).
On Wednesday 1 May, Longbarrow poets Angelina D’Roza, Rob Hindle and Peter Riley are joined by artist and writer Emma Bolland for a special event as part of the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics series, at the Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY (6pm doors for 6.30pm start. Admission free; all welcome). A few days later, Nancy Gaffield and Pete Green perform at Words and Music at the Skep, a one-day event combining contemporary poetry and indie music, taking place in the grounds of Frensham Manor in Kent (Saturday 4 May, 2pm-10pm). Visit the event website for more information and to book tickets. Nancy Gaffield is also one of several Longbarrow poets to appear at the inaugural Sheaf Poetry Festival (17-26 May), presenting a unique collaborative reading with Mark Goodwin (Saturday 18 May, 4pm start; click here for further details). Rob Hindle and Fay Musselwhite will close the festival with a poetry walk that spans Rivelin Dams and Redmires Reservoirs (Saturday 25 May, 1.30pm start; further details here).
Following the publication of his new Longbarrow Press collection Rock as Gloss, Mark Goodwin revisits and renews his engagement with the book’s landscapes (and soundscapes) with a series of recordings made ‘in the field’ (on location in the English Lake District and the Scottish Highlands). You can listen to (and download) the recordings here, or listen via the embedded Bandcamp player: