books

every robin i never quite saw – sonya smith

Beneath a deceptively calm surface, a powerful voice offers original slants on the ambiguous aspects of loving people. Aspects that are hard to talk directly about and are somehow deeply entwined with the natural world. These poems are placed at compass points encircling the object of love, whether that be another person or oneself, sensually embracing everything that interrupts the view.

These poems remind me of eccentric headwear on women unfettered by convention. Her poems travel the world, pause as still-lives, celebrate love. They’ll lift you up – they’re so full of compassion, questions and joy..

Jackie Wills

Now available – orders will be despatched within 48 hours.

If you wish to order multiple copies please email tall.lighthouse@yahoo.com

 

£10 plus £2 p&p

£6 plus £1.50 p&p

wasted rainbow – caleb parkin

A sparkling, often surreal, debut pamphlet from Caleb, to be published in February 2021.

And perhaps you’ll talk about their obsession with VW campers: the lustre of their colours, how their roofs open up, expanding like an idea. The intricacies of the foldaway interiors of every man.”

from ‘My Partner is Invited on a Stag Do…’

Advance orders being taken,
to be despatched 13th February 2021

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being called normal – sarah shapiro 

This heartfelt sequence exposes the tribulations of people carelessly labeled (dys). Here is poetry that challenges our assumptions, posing as many questions as it answers.

Written as a direct response to the clinical experiences of the poet in how the ‘system’ accepts and treats (or doesn’t) children with (dys)abilities these poems are a dialogue between her documented psycho-educational evaluations and her reaction to the analysis and words used.

Sarah Shapiro lives and works in Boston. Her poetry is widely published in magazines and on-line and her debut pamphlet The Bullshit Cosmos was published by ignitionpress.

In this compelling pamphlet, Shapiro speaks back to the impersonal language of diagnostic evaluations as a ‘girl [once] silenced’ – by juxtaposing text taken from her own medical report with creative responses she illustrates the brilliance of her own mind.            Mary Jean Chan

Advance orders being taken, to be despatched 6th March 2021

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UK orders £8.00 plus £1.50 p&p

US orders $9 plus $3 p&p

£6.00 plus £1.50p&p

frank & stella – mark wynne 

A powerful yet intimate sequence of poetry that uses Frank Auerbach’s life and work as an autobiographical mirror to explore the poet’s own life.

‘Compassionate, humane, and austerely generous Mark Wynne’s poems are finely tuned machines.’                                     John Clegg

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all it would take – marc swan

all it would take is Marc Swan’s immensely readable fifth collection, spanning  a life in words, influenced by the sense of freedom espoused by Kerouac, Corso, Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti and in the quiet, essential essence of Carver.

Not read, but experienced, Marc Swan’s poems encourage us to see the world – its dangers and beauty – and to share our journeys with those we love. These poems do what it takes to illuminate a richly lived and well-examined life.

Hayley Mitchell Haugen

 

I thought the Marc Swan poem Standing Tall was a classic, Sure.   Charles Bukowski

orders will be despatched within 48 hours of receipt

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USA – $13 plus $3 p&p

UK – £10 plus £2 p&p

EU – €9 plus €3 p&p

ISBN978-1-904551-91-1
£12 plus £2p&p

live ones – sadie mcCarney

Sadie has been on our poetry radar for many years so we are delighted to publish her rewarding debut collection. Live Ones reads like a tomboy with its pockets full of rhinestones, placing them lovingly on the graves of the dead.

Orders now being taken for UK/Europe

 

* we can supply to UK & Europe but if you are in Canada or the US you can purchase the University of Regina edition direct from them.

do horses fly? – brendan cleary

We are pleased to publish Brendan’s latest collection Do Horses Fly? a compelling sequence of poems inspired by the images created by the photographer Eadweard Muybridge and his life and times. The poems are accompanied  by Muybridge’s iconic photographic images.

The book was launched in Brighton & in London in 2019.

Copies can now be purchased which will be despatched within 48 hours of receipt of order.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Brendan spent a number of years in the North East before moving to Brighton where he lives & works as a poetry tutor.

Brendan Cleary is a master of concision, letting the unsaid speak properly.     Helen Mort

ISBN 978-1-904551-87-4 
£10 plus £1 p&p

ISBN 978-1-904551-89-8
£12/€12 plus £2/€2 p&p

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where, the mile end – julie morrissy’s  debut collection was published in February 2019 at a launch at Poetry Ireland, Dublin.

We are pleased to announce that the book is now available from the London Review Bookshop & Books Upstairs, Dublin.

Where, the Mile End is a striking first collection that inspires one to travel in its pages again and again. Colette Bryce

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goin’ down slow – brendan cleary

goin’ down slow brings together Brendan Cleary’s poetry published over twenty-five years. His previous collections include The Irish Card and Sacrilege (Bloodaxe) Stranger in the House (Wrecking Ball Press) and weightless & some turbulent weather (tall-lighthouse).

His previous collections include The Irish Card and Sacrilege (Bloodaxe) Stranger in the House (Wrecking Ball Press) and weightless & some turbulent weather (tall-lighthouse).

Some of us stay home & write tame poems about wild things, Brendan Cleary gets out there & captures wild ones & brings them home alive.     Hugo Williams

Brendan Cleary’s poetry creates a modern blues.    Roddy Lumsden

Just read them for yourself and listen.    Martin Mooney

Brendan Cleary might be goin’ down slow but he’s certainly making the most of the descent…    Poetry Book Society

ISBN 978 1 904551 79 9
£12