The Moon, Poetry and all that Jazz

We are delighted to announce that Pale Fire, an anthology of new lunar poetry by more than sixty writers, illustrated by Fergus Hare, is now published.
It can be ordered directly from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, BN7 1PJ. £10 + £2 for postage and packaging in the UK, at cost to other destinations. Email orders: Alexbythesea@hotmail.com .  You may also purchase it at Skylark in Lewes or Much Ado Books in Alfriston, East Sussex.
The launch on 9 June 2019 at Fitzroy House in Lewes is now fully booked, but there will be other exciting things happening on the same day:

Moongazing, an exhibition of Moon art, curated by Sarah O’Kane, at Fitzroy House, including work by Fergus Hare.

Painters, printmakers and sculptors are exhibiting artworks for this stunning show, many specially-commissioned. A range of artists including Julian Bell, Peter Messer, Fergus Hare, Flora McLachlan and Charlotte Snook were asked to create work expressing different aspects of the moon: urban moon, childhood moon, magical moon, tidal moon, nocturnal animals and mythological moon are some of the themes developed by the participating artists.

 

An illustrated talk about the Moon in art and science by editor Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society. They recently published Moon – Art, Science, Culture (Octopus, 2018).
2.30pm, Fitzroy House.  For places email sarah@sarahokane.co.uk.
Entry fee: £3 (please bring along on the day).

Poetry & all that Jazz – Upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, BN7 2AN
Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music at the launch of Poetry & All That Jazz magazine which brings together leading poets with South Downs writers, plus jazzy guitar music.
The 2019 edition includes great poems from Louis de Bernieres, Frieda Hughes, Penelope Shuttle and South Downs poets.
Part of the South Downs Poetry Festival. www.sdpf.org.uk
Free entrance (with a drink purchased from the Tavern)

Lunar poetry: Join us at the launch of ‘Pale Fire – New Writing on the Moon’ on 9 June

We are delighted to announce that Pale Fire, an anthology of new lunar poetry by more than sixty writers, illustrated by Fergus Hare, will be published at the end of May.
Join us at the launch at Fitzroy House, a beautiful historic building in Lewes, against a backdrop of Moon-themed art.

9 June 2019
7.30pm
Fitzroy House
10 High Street
Lewes BN7 2AD

There will  be readings from several contributors and a chance to meet the editor Alexandra Loske and artist Fergus Hare. An exhibition of new art, Moongazing, curated by Sarah O’Kane will be on display at the venue. For more information see www.sarahokane.co.uk

This is a free event but places must be pre-booked by email as places are limited. To reserve a place, send an email to Alexbythesea@hotmail.com

At 2.30 in the afternoon on 9 June there is also a chance to attend talk about the Moon in art and science by editor Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society. They recently published Moon – Art, Science, Culture (Octopus, 2018).  

For places email sarah@sarahokane.co.uk. Entry fee: £3 (please bring along on the day).

Both books are available at the Moongazing exhibition and authors will sign copies at both events.

 

 

If you can’t make it to the launch, Pale Fire can be ordered directly from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, BN7 1PJ .
96 pages, ISBN 9780957068889, £10 + £2 for postage and packaging in the UK, at cost to other destinations. Email orders: Alexbythesea@hotmail.com

New Year’s news from Frogmore: morphrog 18, L.E. Usher’s Desolate Beauty and a book about the Moon

Here is how we are kicking off 2019:

morphrog 18

With the publication of its 18th number,  morphrog 18 – Frogmore’s online showcase of ‘poetry in the extreme’ – celebrates its 9th birthday. The current edition features the photography of Martin Kay and poems by Daniel Bennett, Robert Ford, Michael Jackson, Angela Kirby,  SA Leavesley, Edward Lee, Chris McDermott, Frank McMahon, ME Muir, Hannah Rogers, Naomi Wood. It is now live at www.morphrog.com/2019/01/07/introducing-morphrog18/

 

Desolate Beauty by L.E. Usher

We are proud and excited to announce the publication of  a pamphlet of poetry by novelist Lindy Usher. It was produced by New Art Projects, London, in association with us and Art First Gallery,  designed by Christian Kusters at CHK Design, and features specially commissioned art work by John Lee Bird. The book deals with the devastating effects of loss of speech through stroke. Usher suffered a series of strokes at a relatively young age and has here created a sequence of poems about Caspar David Friedrich, Hans von Bülow, Lovis Corinth, Kurt Schwitters and Otto Dix, all of whom suffered strokes. Sue Hubbard notes that Usher ‘takes the fractured shards of language and rebuilds them bit by painful bit to create something that both reflects, yet reaches beyond, this life-changing experience’.

Copies of Desolate Beauty can be ordered from New Art Projects at £10.00 plus postage.
Postage to the UK is £2.00
Postage to the USA/Canada is £5

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or by Paypal to Fred@newartprojects.com

Join us at the launch of this publication on 26 January 2019 in London, details HERE. You will be able to order copies from the Frogmore Press after the launch.

  

Moon: Art, Science, Culture 

In April 2019 Frogmore will publish an anthology of new writing on the Moon, with the title Pale Fire. The editor of the anthology, Alexandra Loske, has recently published a substantial illustrated book on the Moon in art, science, and culture in general, co-authored with astronomer Dr Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society. Since its publication in October Alexandra and Robert have taken part in many Moon-themed events, including an appearance with Maggie Aderin-Pocock at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, a podcast about the Apollo 8 Moon mission and their famous Earthrise picture, as well as lectures and talks in London and at the University of Sussex. Telescopes were present at some of them! This all bodes well for the Frogmore Moon anthology, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landings this year, and will surely lead to more events ‘around the Moon’. Among the contributors to the anthology are Grace Nichols, George Szirtes, Neil Gower, Janet Sutherland, Clare Best, Maggie Butt, Myra Schneider, Martin Malone and Sharon Black. The artwork will be by Fergus Hare.