Join us at free book launch event for Neil Gower, Jeremy Page, and Marion Tracy – Wednesday, 6 October, 7pm, Lewes

On 6 October 2021, the eve of National Poetry Day, three new titles from The Frogmore Press will be launched upstairs at the Elephant & Castle pub in Lewes. These are Neil Gower’s debut poetry collection Meet Me in Palermo, Jeremy Page’s The Naming and Marion Tracy’s Evidence of LoveAll are welcome and admission is free but space is limited, so if you’d like to come please reserve a place by contacting frogmorepress@gmail.comDoors 7.00 pm and readings from 7.30.

Elephant & Castle Pub, White Hill, Lewes BN7 2DJ

These titles will all be available for purchase on the night and can also be obtained from Skylark in the Needlemakers, Lewes, Much Ado Books in Alfriston, or direct (and post free) from The Frogmore Press.Email: frogmorepress@gmail.com

Meet Me in Palermo and The Naming are £10.00, Evidence of Love is £5.00.

Payment can be made in the old fashioned way by cheque, payable to The Frogmore Press (at 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ), by PayPal to Alexbythesea@hotmail.com or by BACS to:
Account name: The Frogmore Press Account number: 01436686 Sort code: 40-14-28
If paying by PayPal or BACS please confirm purchase by contacting frogmorepress@gmail.com with your postal address.

Three new Frogmore Press collections out now: Neil Gower, Jeremy Page, Marion Tracy

Three new collections of poetry are published by the Frogmore Press today (Monday 6 September).

Renowned graphic artist Neil Gower’s first collection, Meet Me in Palermo, has a long-distance love affair at its heart, but a whole life, full of fear and hope, pressed between its pages.

Jeremy Page’s The Naming revisits some familiar subjects from his last collection (Closing Time from Pindrop Press, 2014), but has been described as his darkest, most lyrical work to date.

And Marion Tracy’s pamphlet, Evidence of Love, provides evidence of all kinds – personal, political, mythical. Earthy and literary, in poems that embrace uncertainty from the beginning.

The Naming by Jeremy Page (£10.00)

Meet Me in Palermo by Neil Gower (£10.00)

Evidence of Love by Marion Tracy (£5.00)

You can order post-free directly from The Frogmore Press. Copies available at Skylark Shop, Lewes. There will be a combined launch event in Lewes in early October. Details soon.

Poetry South East 2020 anthology now published

The third Frogmore Press Poetry South East anthology, showcasing the work of poets from Kent, Surrey and East and West Sussex, has been published and is now available from the Frogmore Press (£7.50 post free).

Poetry South East 2020
Cover art: Neil Gower

The original series was published by South East Arts between 1976 and 1983, with Howard Sergeant editing the first and Anthony Thwaite the last. The Frogmore Press revived the series with Poetry South East 2000 and published Poetry South East 2010 ten years later.

The latest incarnation boasts another striking cover by Neil Gower, who designed the covers for both its predecessors, and includes poems by three poets whose work appeared in Poetry South East 1 back in 1976: John Arnold, Ian Caws and John Rice. In total fifty-two poets, among them John Agard, Brendan Cleary, Sasha Dugdale, Maria Jastrzębska, Patricia McCarthy, John McCullough, Grace Nichols, Catherine Smith, Susan Wicks and Jackie Wills have contributed to this unique survey of poetry from the region.

If you would like to purchase a copy (£7.50, post free) please write to us or email frogmorepress@gmail.com 

‘Pale Fire – the Moon in Poetry and Art’ at the New Venture Theatre in Brighton on 29 November 2019

If you missed the launch of Pale Fire – New Writing on the Moon earlier this year, here is your second chance to hear from some of the contributors, at a very special venue.
The Moon has inspired lovers, poets and artists since time began and was in fact our first timekeeper. This year it has been 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon. Join us for an evening of lunar poetry hosted in collaboration with the The New Venture Theatre in Brighton.

Writer and editor Alexandra Loske will introduce new and classic writing on the Moon, composed, chosen and read by contemporary poets and NVT members.

Poets performing will be: Jeremy Page, Maria Jastrzębska, John O’Donoghue, Chris Sykes, Stephen Plaice, Chris McDermott, Seema Kapila, Claire Booker, Zel Norwood, Neil Gower and Janet Sutherland.

Friday 29th November 7.45pm (doors open at 7pm)
New Venture Theatre
Bedford Place
Brighton
BN1 2PT

The Frogmore Papers 93 now available, post-free

As The Frogmore Papers approach their 36th birthday, the 93rd issue has been published. With poetry from  James Aitchison, Sharon Black, Maggie Butt, Ian Caws, Stuart Pickford, Gill McEvoy, Clare Best, Neil Gower, Fred Johnston, Nancy Mattson, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Karen Smith, Michael Curtis, Fokkina McDonnell, David Shields, and many others, prose from Mark Czanik, as well as reviews of latest literary publications, the issue promises and delivers a very varied read. The cover design is by Guildford-based artist Jane Chapman, who was also responsible for the cover of The Frogmore Papers’ 27th edition back in 1990!

Available post-free from the Frogmore Press at £5. Also at Skylark in Lewes.