Yew Tree Press of Stroud


On-line Reading.

Yew Tree Press warmly invites all those who have bought one of our recent set of three pamphlets to an online reading (via Zoom) on Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm. If you express an interest in attending you will receive an invitation to the email address you will have supplied, at around 7.25 that evening. We are planning a thirty-minute reading in which the poets will introduce and read from their pamphlets.

Each of these new pamphlets responds in a different way to the importance of the natural world to our well-being in times of crisis.

Philip Rush followed the same walk for one hundred consecutive days during the national lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020. The poems in Light Wood Dark were assembled after eighty days around the wood, as part of the Outposted Project.

Mark Huband walked farther afield and his pamphlet, The Crossing, records almost in real time his emotions and thoughts as he undertakes the demanding GR10 long-distance footpath in the French Pyrenees, beginning in Hendaye on the Atlantic coast in the Bay of Biscay and heading east to cross the Basque country.

JLM Morton, who is a leading light in the Outposted Project, has been spending time visiting Lake 32 on the Cotswold Water Park near South Cerney. She has responded to the borders between the natural world and human leisure and has walked through the woodland and swum through cold water in order to bring despatches from experiences more foreign than we might imagine. The poems in Lake 32 are at the same time varied and adventurous with language and form while adding together to capture an important and intriguing sense of place and time.

If this November event proves successful we hope to follow this event with opportunities, especially, to hear poets read from other Yew Tree Press pamphlets published in 2020.

If you have not yet bought one of our set of three pamphlets which is to be featured in the reading, please do so. The pamphlets cost £5 each, including postage, £10 for three. Email your order by clicking here. It would be good to hear from you.


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