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Archipelago 2:2£15.00Read more
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No. 26 Five Poems: Aftermath by Isabel Palmer£15.00Add to basket
‘After the War’
No. 25 Five Poems: Field Studies by Patrick James Errington£15.00Add to basket
‘Vignette Study, January’
‘Field with Missing Figure’
‘Sunset, Sylvan Lake, Alberta’
‘Self-Portrait as Possibility’
The Sorrow Club by Hugo Williams£15.00Add to basket
The Sorrow Club is a strong new departure the dark and surreal interior of growing old. Six new highly-original poems.
(Clutag Press, 2018)
No. 24 Five Poems: Our Lady of the Snows by David Wheatley£15.00Add to basket
‘To Nan Shepherd in the Cairngorms’
‘Adomnán’s Sermon to the Oil Rigs’
‘Our Lady of the Snows’
‘Landscape with Heavy Industry and Washing Line’
Archipelago Issue 12£15.00Add to basket
DEAD GROUND 2018-1918£10.00Add to basket
Jacketed hardback, 250pp
Publication date 8 November 2018
‘There may be dead ground in between’ goes the line in Henry Reed’s celebrated poem ‘Judging Distances’. Dead ground in military terms is terrain into which you cannot see. Your enemy might be concealed there. You do not know. We use the term metaphorically in a wide-ranging way. In our view war itself is dead ground, concealing victory and defeat from view, from those who instigate it and those who must engage in it.
The book’s perspective is essentially British and Irish, looking at patriotism, war-making, imperialism and colonialism, regime change and nation-building, past and present. There are also accounts of life on the home front, and glances at totalitarianism in both the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. Ground and place and landscape are key subjects too, as are Nature, human belonging and sensibility.
There are thirty contributions by celebrated war correspondents, photo-journalists, former soldiers, a former Foreign Office representative, a major architect, memoirists, essayists, artists, brilliant critics and established poets. They are arranged in reversed chronological order, broadly from Armistice Day 2018 to 1918, from Afghanistan to ‘Flanders Fields’, from the poppy as a cause of war to the poppy as a symbol of remembrance.
Jacket design by Paul Hodgson
Artwork: Detail from ‘Poppy’, watercolour by Gail McNeillie © 2018. Photograph of soldiers in Afghan poppy field by Tom Garside © 2018.
Details on the contributors are available by clicking here or are listed below.
No. 23 Five Poems: The Corpus Clock by Gerald Dawe£15.00Add to basket
‘Land of Dreams’
‘The Corpus Clock’
No. 22 Five Poems: Repairwork by Jamie McKendrick£15.00Add to basket
‘La colonna sonora’
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