Our new Featured Poem is ‘Louth to Fulstow’ by Nancy Gaffield (from her new collection Meridian); click here to read it. Meridian, Peter Riley‘s Truth, Justice, and the Companionship of Owls, and Mark Goodwin‘s Rock as Gloss are among the 12 Longbarrow hardbacks featured in our current 3-for-2 special offer (others include Rob Hindle‘s The Grail Roads, and our walking-themed anthology The Footing). 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.
‘Clare demonstrates how the sublime might be reconfigured in terms of both scale and location – from the grandiose to the humble, and from the notable to the obscure.’ In a new post for the Longbarrow Blog, Pete Green goes in search of ‘the provincial sublime’, by way of John Clare, an airport fence, and some recent poems by Natalie Burdett and Matthew Clegg. Click here to read ‘The provincial sublime: transcendence and the post-industrial’.
On Tuesday 30 July, Longbarrow poet Rob Hindle reads from his recent collection The Grail Roads at Read. Bookshop, 41 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3JH (7.45pm doors for 8pm start). Admission and refreshments are free; all are welcome to attend.
Finally, poet and sound artist Mark Goodwin has created a ‘sound-enhanced’ version of Alistair Noon‘s 64-poem cycle QUAD, with commercial jets (recorded in Glossop) and other ‘enhancements’ (made in Leicestershire) in dialogue with Noon’s voice (recorded in Berlin). You can listen to (and download) the recordings here, or listen via the embedded Bandcamp player: