A collection of new poetry, stories and non-fiction by lido lovers and wild swimmers: writers who find inspiration in or near outdoor pools, lakes, rivers and other wild waters.
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Stepping Back: Resubmission for the Ordinary Level Examination in Psychogeography by Jeremy Page
The author left his home town on the Kent coast when he was eighteen, but has since returned regularly for short visits and longer periods. These poems, written and published over more than a quarter of a century, collectively constitute his ‘Resubmission for the Ordinary Level Examination in Psychogeography’.
Of this extraordinary artefact Moniza Alvi remarked: ‘Clare Best’s very fine poem – delicate and intense, earthy and visionary – is now enhanced by this unique, striking presentation.’
This anthology showcases poetry and prose by writers who have read at the legendary Needlewriters readings in Lewes, East Sussex, including John Agard, Sasha Dugdale, Lee Harwood, Grace Nichols, Lorna Thorpe and Jackie Wills.
Of Catherine Smith’s memorable long poem, Ros Barber wrote: ‘Delicious, delightful and more than a little bit frightening, Catherine Smith’s The New Cockaigne creates a verbal feast of sexual, gastronomic and alcoholic excesses. A fascinating satire on how totalitarian thought processes imprison us all.’
A sumptuously produced anthology of poetry, prose and critical writing on colour alongside artwork by Graham Dean, David J Markham, Liz Rideal and others.
When They Come for You by Michael Swan
Debut collection from the celebrated grammarian and winner of the Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry in Translation. Of his work Will Daunt has commented: ‘The beauty of Michael Swan’s writing is the artifice beneath its deliberate simplicity … The careless may miss the rich seams of absurdity and irony.’
The Alternative Version by Jeremy Page
Ian Caws wrote of Jeremy Page’s first full collection: ‘A collection to be kept on the shelf and returned to when all the lights seem too bright.’
Other Lilies by Marita Over
ISBN 0 9531383 0 5 Price: £4.95 Published 1997
Marita Over received a Gregory Award in 1992 and was a featured poet in Poetry Review. This debut collection was warmly received by both Al Alvarez and John Lucas, who noted ‘a considerable and specifically poetic imagination at work’.
All titles are available post free from: The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1PJ.
The following titles are now out of print:
True Tales from the Old Hill (2015) edited by Rachel Cole and Jeremy Page
Poems from the Old Hill (2012) edited by Jeremy Page
Poetry South East 2010 (2010) edited by Jeremy Page and Catherine Smith
Three Voices (2003) by Peter Easter, Ayala Kingsley and Rachel Playforth
Poetry South East 2000 (2000) edited by Jeremy Page
A Plutonian Monologue (2000) by Brian Aldiss
A Dozen Villanelles (1999) by Matthew Mead
The Silent Key (1997) edited by Kate Pemberton
Decade (1996) edited by Jeremy Page and Kate Pemberton
Objects on Hills (1996) by Giles Goodland
Genius Loci (1995) by W H Petty and Robert Roberts
Second Helping of Your Heart (1994) by Sophie Hannah
Secret Dormitories (1993) by Jeremy Page
Estocada (1993) by Michael Paul Hogan
Correcting Fluid (1993) by David Lightfoot
The Frogmore Papers Anthology (1993) edited by Jeremy Page
Mongoose On His Shoulder (1992) by Geoffrey Holloway
New Pastorals (1992) by Robert Etty
The Frogmore Poetry Prize Anthology 1987 – 1991 (1991) edited by Jeremy Page
Bush Klaxon Has A Body Like A Trio Sonata (1991) by Bob Mitchell
The Road Remains (1990) by Peter Marshall
Frogmore Poetry (1989) edited by Jeremy Page and Antony Powell
Bliss by (1989) Jeremy Page