A storm is ending summer, trashing gardens,
flooding the road clean. Jackdaws are hurled
over the fields like socks; the swifts have gone.
Night gathers, Venus and Mars port lights
over the city.

Four years after The Grail Roads appeared to wide acclaim, Longbarrow Press is delighted to announce the publication of Sapo, a new collection by Rob Hindle. The poems in Sapo resound with calls and ‘siren notes’ which, like those of the birds that feature throughout the book, are strange and familiar, settled and contingent. The Covid pandemic (and the earlier plague in Eyam) sunders and coheres communities, just as the bombing of Gernika did, or the inequality in Blake’s Songs.

Sapo is published as a 96-page hardback on 31 October; click here to pre-order the book (with free UK delivery). Click here to read a poem from Sapo.

‘There was an enrichment, not of wealth or status, an enrichment of time, the civic life. It was common ground on private land. It was sustained by public memory and it sustained public memory. It is possible to think that this is everything but it is never enough. Even for the heart.’
In a new post for the Longbarrow Blog, Brian Lewis considers the legacies, and fates, of Sheffield’s non-essential retail in the final days of the last English lockdown. You can read ‘One-Way Mirror’ here.

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, the Small Publishers Fair returns to London’s Conway Hall, showcasing the work of over 60 publishers from across the UK and around the world, with an exhibition and a varied programme of readings and talks. Longbarrow Press will be sharing a stall with Gordian Projects and Intergraphia over the two days of the fair; we’ll have a full range of titles and a number of special offers. The fair is open from 11am to 7pm, with programmes of readings and talks in the afternoons (free, no booking required). Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL. Admission free; all welcome.





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