ANON I, II & III

£5.99 each | 56pp. | November 2017

ANON is a new series that celebrates the work of undervalued women writers, republishing their work alongside commissioned responses from new writers, academics and artists.

Volume one, which launched on 30th November 2017 includes three editions, showcasing the work of Charlotte Mew, Elizabeth Bibesco, and Mary Butts.

These women, who were born at the end of the nineteenth century, enjoyed varying degrees of productivity and recognition in their lifetimes. They had very little in common: Bibesco was an aristocrat while Mew was the daughter of a poor architect. But they all lived through the seismic change brought on by the First World War: the collapse of Victorian social norms, shifts in gender roles, and the disintegration of Britain’s traditional class system. Each writer contributed works of singular originality during the first half of the twentieth century and each has, to some extent, been forgotten.

Each edition is made up of 100 copies, hand-bound and printed using a mixture of letterpress and Risograph, with an acetate cover.

 


P U B L I C A T I O N S

 

IRIS II

£10 | 68pp. | November 16

IRIS is a three part book, each edition formed of 300 copies. The physical product is printed using a mixture of letterpress and risograph printing, hand-stitched, and bound in locally sourced paper with a hand-marbled band. Each copy is therefore unique. IRIS is a collaboration of original literature and visual art, including poetry, fiction and criticism. It aims to create a space for interdisciplinary artistic dialogue and to enact the interaction between creator and audience.

IRIS III

£15 | 68pp. | March 17

A collaboration of original poetry, prose and visual art, IRIS is a space for contemporary interpretations of the theme ‘Sense of Place’. The third and final edition of IRIS is now available to buy via our online store and in selected bookshops across the UK. IRIS III features work from some of the best emerging writers and artists from the UK and beyond. Poetry includes Patrick Roberts, Dominic Leonard & Camille Ralphs, art work from Lauren Baldwin and Frances Whorrall-Campbell, fiction from Celine Fox and Morghan James as well as critical pieces from both Jack Browne and Marek Sullivan.

THE DIVERS

£15 | 52pp. | September 16

THE DIVERS showcases poems from across Currie’s career, drawing on a wide range of poetic, literary, and academic influences. Currie’s classical background is interwoven throughout her poetry, both explicitly in her translation ‘exercises’, and implicitly in her imagistic and metrical choices. Far from repel a wide readership however, this lends the poems a thematic relevance and timelessness that draws the ancient world onto the contemporary political stage.

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