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All books are available from Yew Tree Press.
Each pamphlet costs £5 unless another price is given; three for £10.
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(All the work retains its copyright.)

 







 
  Tim BANNON
Jehanne MEHTA
JLM MORTON

STROUD Poets

SERIES 2 No 1

 

ISBN9781999672492

copies available

 

£5

The first in the second series of ‘Stroud Poets’ pamphlets.
 Jehanne and Tim’s new poems develop ideas of place and personality in thoughtful and sharply relevant pieces
while JLM Morton, who is a new voice to the project, shows a remarkable command of imagery in making observations
about relationships and the environment.

 

The second series of Stroud Poets pamphlets will be dedicated to the memory of Jay Ramsay who died at the end of December 2018 after a long illness which he bore with fortitude and selflessness.  He was instrumental in establishing this project and contributed not only his own poetry and insights but an enthusiasm for the work of others and for poetry in Stroud.  He is deeply missed.

 
  Jola Malin Carry a Whisper

ISBN9781999672485

copies available

 

£10

"In Carry a Whisper, Jola Malin immerses us in her experience of being bereaved by suicide.

"With an eye for story, image and poetry, Jola Malin's narrative explores our relationships with loss and survival. This beautiful book resonates and takes on new life in the reader as it casts a net over rarely documented common ground. Its personal honesty weaves its way into our understanding of the expressive work required to attend to such complicated grief."

— Claire Williamson

 
  Mark Huband Exile

ISBN9781999672454

copies available

Mark Huband's new pamphlet combines a freshness of vision and language with the experience of a foreign correspondent.
His writing here, especially those poems derviced from a visit to Ireland, is a tour de force of poetic reportage.

Mark's website is accessible here.

 
  Rowan Middleton The Stolen Herd

ISBN9781999672461

copies available

Rowan Middleton’s new pamphlet recasts English pastoral poetry
for a 21st century where the countryside and the natural world are under threat.
 
  James Holliday,
Jola Malin,
Peter Munro
STROUD POETS SERIES 12

ISBN9781999672447

copies available

The first series of Stroud Poets pamphlets concludes with Number 12. 
James Holliday and Jola Malin write about family:  James uses his five poems to tell an extraordinary story; 
Jola Malin has found solace in creating work which is rich with imagery, frank with emotion. 

Peter Munro lives and works in the Aleutian islands. 
They are as far from Stroud as it is possible to get, while on the same line of latitude.
UnStroud.
 
  Jay Ramsay Paxos copies available Jay Ramsay’s new and succinct pamphlet is a series of reflections on mortality, philosophy and love,
developed in quiet moments during a trip to the Greek island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea.
 
  Philip Rush Tina Modotti in Norfolk

ISBN9781999672430

copies available

Philip’s poems in this booklet follow the seasons through a year or two,
and seek to find something significant to say about small events and long preoccupations.
The star is Tina Modotti, Italian-born revolutionary and photography
whose imagined visit to Norfolk is captured in a short series of lyric poems.
 
  Jo Bousfield,
Dennis Gould,
Maxine Relton
STROUD POETS SERIES 11

ISBN9781999672423

sold out

   
  Jacqui Stearn Stroud's Secret Suffragist   The text to Jacqui Stearn's monologue celebrating women's suffrage, (as performed by Kim Baker in sites around the centre of Stroud).  
  Marina Bielenky,
Marcus Blackett,
Steve Wheeler
STROUD POETS SERIES 10

ISBN9781999672416

copies available

Marina Bielenky’s poetry meditates upon the small details which make up a life, while Marcus Blackett enjoys developing form into a vehicle for surprising thoughts, memories and arguments.  Steve Wheeler’s poems command their material and mix elegy with celebration.  
 

Jenny Daisley,
Charles Graham,
Sally Whitman

STROUD POETS SERIES 9

ISBN9781999672409

sold out

Jenny Daisley’s poetry, in careful and often witty reflection, finds deeper truths in the everyday and in the business of the contemporary world. Charles Graham writes formal poetry; his idiom in some ways echoes writers of the mid-twentieth century,
but he writes with expertise, a smile and a modern irony.
Sally Whitman’s poetry combines an immediate narrative appeal with profound honesty. All three write poetry which is engaging and rewarding.
 
 

Kim Baker,
Jo Casling,
Eley Furrell

STROUD POETS SERIES 8 ISBN9781999672447
copies available
Eley Furrell, a popular and familiar reader of his work locally, writes muscular and engaged verse which holds spiritual beauty at arm’s length;  Kim Baker, who is an actor born and raised in Stroud, offers poetry born of meditations from nature;
 Jo Casling, who makes big abstract paintings, writes small and finely judged poems which hide a busy wit.
 
  Philip Rush A Residency limited edition,
copies available
   







 

2017

Mark Huband

Skinny White Kids

978-0-9956603-9-7
copies available

Mark Huband has a selection of poems in "Stroud Poets 3" and he has built on these with a pamphlet
themed around the rediscovery of a long-lost childhood friendship.
His are honest and clear-sighted poems, finely expressed with delicacy and subtlety.
Mark has enjoyed a succesful career as a foreign correspondent and journalist
and the same skills which served him so well in those fields
serve him equally well in these more personal works.

Pamphlet, 24 pages, £5

Mark's website is accessible here.

 

 


Uta Baldauf,
James Dick,
Caroline Shaw

STROUD POETS SERIES 5

978-0-9956603-4-2
copies available

£5

Uta Baldauf and James Dick have a wide range of interests but have been seen recently
( in Stroud and further afield) fronting avant-garde rock bands.
Caroline Shaw's poetry has a similar, feisty honesty as she addresses relationships and spirituality.


 


Tonia Maddison,
Allan Peacey,
Tim Wilson

STROUD POETS SERIES 6

978-0-9956603-5-9
copies available

£5

Allan Peacey writes of his life in Stroud, where he was born and bred,
while Tonia Maddision brings an artist's eye to her writing.
Tim Wilson's poetry has a firm grasp of language and structure and succeeds in using language
to hint at what what can't be easily expressed in words.


 


Philip Rush

Skyebernation

limited signed edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Maria Stadnicka

Imperfect

978-0-9562038-5-4
copies available

"The simple grey and black cover of this book – texture perhaps taken from a tree or wall, with a white crack or line separating author's name and book title – is in many ways apt for what the reader find inside: a collection of beguiling, uneasy poems that probe ideas of love, politics and human experience."
Rupert Loydell, Stride magazine.

Read the full review by Rupert Loydell in Stride which can be found on line here.

There is also a fine piece on Maria and on this book by David Clarke on his blog, A Thing for Poetry.

Perfect bound book, 52 pages, £10


 


Philip Rush

Bulletins from the Camino Francés

limited signed edition, 
copies available

£5


 







 

2016

Pete Hoida

The Decline of Heavy Industry

978-0-9562038-8-5
copies available

Pete Hoida is a painter who has lived and worked in Stroud for many years. His paintings are often large, and always distinctive and compelling. They continue to develop. Pete Hoida has established a career as an abstract artist committed to the modernist tradition. He was a ‘little magazine’ and ‘slim volume’ poet of the sixties and seventies. His translations of poems by Blaise Cendrars were published in the Penguin Modern European Poets series. Though he has written poems over several decades, and read in venues throughout Britain and Europe, this is Pete's first ever reading in Stroud.

"The Decline of Heavy Industry" marks Pete Hoida's return to verse in a pamphlet-length selection of poems significant for their fresh-eyed modernism.

Pamphlet, 24 pages, £5

Pete's website is accessible here.

 

 
 

Adam Horovitz,
Maria Stadnicka,
Rick Vick

STROUD POETS SERIES 1

 

978-0-9956603-0-4
copies available
£5  
 

Polly Howell,
Gabriel Millar,
Jay Ramsay

STROUD POETS SERIES 2 978-0-9956603-1-1
copies available
£5  


Tim Bannon,
Mark Huband,
Jacqui Stearn

STROUD POETS SERIES 3

978-0-9956603-2-8
copies available

£5


 


Jehanne Mehta, 
Steve Morris, 
Helena Petre

STROUD POETS SERIES 4

978-0-9956603-3-5
copies available

£5


 







 

2015

Philip Rush

Okay Disco Summer

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Philip Rush

The Dragon and the Hare

limited, signed edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Philip Rush

Breton Beach

limited, signed edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Jay Ramsay

Surgery

978-0-9562038-7-8
one or two copies available

£5

Surgery is more than a verse diary composed during two serious spells in hospital: it is an honest and sometimes brutal confrontation with mortality, with what it means to die and more importantly what it means to be alive. Jay Ramsay’s lines combine a necessary spontaneity with many years of poetic practice, so that the poems express a personal objectivity in the natural rhythms of heightened speech.


 


Philip Rush

Punk

limited, signed edition, 
copies available

£5

Poems by Philip Rush. A sequence of poems celebrating St Francis of Assisi, punk rocker.

 

 







 

2014

Philip Rush

Elastic Fantastic

978-0-9562038-3-0
copies available

£5

 

 


editor
Philip Rush

Set Down
a collaboration for Laurie Lee
‘Curator of Eccentricity’

out of print




 


Adam Horovitz

Only the Flame Remains

978-0-9562038-6-1
a handful of copies available

£5

Poems by Adam Horovitz.
Poems from Adam's residency at the Museum in the Park
during the Laurie Lee centenary celebrations.
Extremely accomplished work.

 

 


Maria Stadnicka
as Maria Butunoi

A Short Story about War

978-0-9562038-4-7
out of print

Poems by Maria Butunoi, with photographs by John Stadnicki.
Moving and energetic poems about exile and relationships.


 


Philip Rush &
Fred Chance

Watermarks

limited, signed edition, 
copies available

£5

A journey down the Sorgue, the French river, in Petrarchan sonnets by Philip Rush
and in photographs Fred Chance.

 

 


editors
Chaucer Cameron,
David Clarke,
Helen Dewbery

The Museum of Light
a collaboration between photographers and poets

978-0-9562038-1-6
a handful of copies available

£10


 


Philip Rush

Baiona Santander

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 







 

2013

Philip Rush

London, The Lakes & Melodeons

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Philip Rush

Football Mountains Food Rain

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Rick Vick

Indian Eye

limited signed edition
a handful of copies available

£5

Poems by Richard Vick, illustrated by Gipsy. Richard revisits India after a gap of many years.


 


Pete Hoida

The Black Morar Series
New Paintings 2010 - 2012
exhibition catalogue

978-0-9562038-9-2
a handful of copies available

£10


 


Philip Rush

Oviedo Santiago

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 
  John Nicol Madhyamaka sold out Spiritual reflections by John Nicol. Personal, honest and evocative poems    
  Philip Rush A Quartet for Carolyn White sold out      
  Philip Rush Fetching Rugs for Claude Debussy

limited edition,
a handful of copies available

£5

Four longish poems by Philip Rush. Includes 'Brébis', a prize-winner in the Ledbury Festival poetry competition.

   







 

2012

Philip Rush

Neruda Roads

limited edition,
a handful of copies available

£5


 


Philip Rush

Amsterdam

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 


Jeff Cloves &

Philip Rush

Our Best Man

limited edition, 
a handful of copies available

£5


 
  John Nicol The Curtain is Never Drawn sold out      


Philip Rush

Santander Oviedo

limited edition, 
out of print



 


Philip Rush

Rome

limited edition, 
a handful of copies available

£5


 







 

2011

Philip Rush

Outside It’s America

limited edition, 
copies available

£5


 







 

2009

Philip Rush

Notes for the Tree Museum

limited edition
out of print

Artwork, photographs and poems by Philip Rush. A set of tea cards, a book to glue them into and a few tea leaves for old times' sake.

A renga written for the Arboreality exhibition curated by the Walking the Land collective at Westonbirt Arboretum.



 


Philip Rush

Big Purple Garden Paintings

978-0-9562038-0-9
out of print

Poems by Philip Rush. All the poems in this book have been published elsewhere, in magazines and anthologies, but are collected here for the first time. £9.99

"Philip Rush has a way with him that is somehow elegant and easy to relate to. His poems are pervaded by a lightness of touch and a humorous take on life."
Genista Lewes Stride

"Shapely, sharply written and tantalising. A most enviable lightness of touch."
Kevin Crossley-Holland


 


Philip Rush

How to Listen to Classical Music

978-0-9562038-2-3
out of print



 


editor
Jeff Cloves

Milestones
a collaboration
to mark Fred Chance’s exhibition,
‘The Memory of Voices’

out of print



 


Philip Rush &
Nadine James


I-Spy Stroud

limited edition, 
a handful of copies available


£6

I-Spy Stroud is an artbook with text by Philip Rush and drawings by Nadine James.
Ideal for children and their parents.

"Philip Rush's whimsical walk round Stroud through the pages of a tiny book is bound to raise a laugh."

Philip Rush and illustrator Nadine Faye James have published I-Spy Stroud,
a faithful homage to the Michelin I-Spy books of the 1950s and 60s.

"Gently poking fun at the town and its people, it invites readers to look again
at what makes the town what it is." Stroud Life