The Westlands Stories
by Paul Anderton
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50 poems by contemporary Staffordshire Poets
Edited by Bert Flitcroft
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This 28 page book measuring a petite 4" x 5.5"
uses the text of William Blake's first 'illuminated manuscript'
ALL RELIGIONS are ONE
combined with monoprint images responding to the text.
This reimagining of Blake's work explores the meaning of
'Poetic' and 'Genius' through a series of original illustrations
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Some houses are built without walls
Levy takes us on a journey through the dark and foreboding world of the Staffordshire mental asylum” Tamar Yoseloff, Poetry School London
“extraordinary poems…wrought, as if by magic or witchcraft, wondrous images of silent and silenced people” Femi Oyebode, University of Birmingham
Published January 7th 2022 by Staffordshire independent publisher Clayhanger Press, this poetry pamphlet is the result of a research project within the archives of the Staffordshire Records Office, focussing on the 19th century admission books, medical records, correspondence and photographs from Brentwood, Stafford and Cheddleton.
“a poignant and technically brilliant debut from a poet with grace and sensitivity” Tamar Yoseloff
Sara Levy is a graduate of the Newcastle MA Poetry programme. She performs her work regularly and is widely published and placed in National and International competitions. She has recorded a selection of poems from the book for inclusion on sound posts at the Staffordshire Archive exhibition ‘A Case For The Ordinary’, which will tour local venues from January and also feature her poems in the printed displays. She will be reading from the book at the launch event at the Museum of Cannock Chase on January 12th.
O beautiful, my country
This limited edition of 100 numbered copies is a hand printed, hand bound, A6 pamphlet, printed on a selection of specialised papers including handmade Lokta paper from Nepal and paper made with 50% recycled paper coffee cups.
Clayhanger Press invited twelve poets to write an ekphrastic cinquain in response to the photographic image of early 19th century industrial North Staffordshire entitled
O Beautiful, my Country
by local photographer William Blake circa 1910.
Stacking Winter Wood
Stacking Winter Wood
is published on June 1st 2021
Paperback 210 x 148mm
Few voices in contemporary poetry can match the instinctive reverence of Roger Bloor’s. His poems contemplate moments, testing their fragility, hearing their whispers, knowing they will modulate to loss. In his historical poems and in his scrutiny of the present, Roger Bloor is the most delicate of elegiac writers, in all things sensitive, attentive, and rich in understanding.
Roger Bloor’s poetry is luminous and painterly. This stunning collection of poems honours his Staffordshire homeland, the forgotten and the marginalised juxtaposed with the poet’s gentle observations of intimacy, companionship and enduring love.
Roger Bloor’s poems are haunted by the realities of nature, historical stories and love. The poems start with ‘Solstice Song’ a poem of the very present caught in a yearning for the past. This theme, with different subjects, is continued throughout the book. Bloor uses precise, vivid language for all of his themes with subtle and powerful cadences. The reader is left with much to think about after the book has ben returned to the shelf.
Quandaries by Oliver Leech
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This brilliantly crafted set of poems is reproduced in Oliver's original hand written calligraphy and illustrated with his delicate gouache artwork
Student Bodies 1968
Diana Cant's debut pamphlet, a sequence describing a troubled student relationship amidst the decay and decline of the Potteries landscape.
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A Centenary Compendium of the Jabez Stories
The Centenary Compendium is a collection of stories in North Staffordshire Dialect which document life in a small mining village in the early part of the 20th Century.
The centenary compendium edition has been produced by the author’s sons to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wilfred Bloor the author of the Jabez North Staffordshire dialect stories who wrote under the pen name of A Scott.
The book has been compiled from the original three Jabez books published in the 1970’s. The compendium contains many original photographs taken by the author which portray many of the events and scenes which he used as a background for his stories.
These photographs and his stories provide a unique social record of life in a North Staffordshire rural mining village in the period between the two World Wars.A collection of stories in North Staffordshire Dialect which document life in a small mining village in the early part of the 20th Century.
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Claire Hughes' debut pamphlet - the winner of the Clayhanger Press Pamphlet Competition 2021.
Poems for Medical Students
This anthology of poetry is for students embarking on a life in medicine.
Copies of Oblivion are still available direct from Claire Hughes
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