Mudfog launches first time short story writer from Hartlepool, Craig Campbell, with his collection ‘Line Drawings’ and Lesley Mountain’s new collection of poetry, ‘Vamoose’ in October.
Recently published poet Robin Moss (Mastering the Art of Imperfection) reads at JamJar Cinema, Whitley Bay, September 6 7.30 and with poet Marilyn Longstaff (The Museum of Spare Parts) at Queens Hall, Hexham, 27 September.
Mudfog Press launches collection, Words Are Water Springs, by Peter Adegbie. These poems address political issues in Nigeria, racism in the UK and celebrate the personal and the spiritual of being human.
Launch is free, 7 July, 6pm Sunderland
Chapel of Light, Cornhill Road, Southwick, Sunderland SR5 1RU
We were pleased to see this review of Mike Pratt’s “Recipe for a Snow Bunting’s Nest” in December’s issue of Crack magazine:
Nature can provide us with some stunning vistas, especially here in the north-east where our countryside and seascapes are up there with anything you’ll find anywhere. But Mike Pratt isn’t, in this wonderful collection of new poems, concerned with those magnificent rolling hills and huge skies. Instead he’s turned his attention on those little bits of nature that might have slipped us by, yet, nevertheless, contain a multitude of wonders: A Hare’s Toilet for instance: “Screened on three sides by grass, but open enough so that / a sitting hare, about its ablutions, might keep an eye on / things, enough to chill a little.”
Elsewhere toothwort is an “alien weirdness sort of flower, sucking the roots of tolerant trees” while grey wags are “Smart birds, business suited in slate grey and sharp citrine shirts, black moustachioed, their / incessant metronome tails wagging away”.
Forget the heavens and their endless scope: “the beach / re-makes its own constellations every tide, infinity / rearranging itself under water.” GM
Mudfog are publishing the last poems Gordon wrote. The booklet will be launched in the conservatory at Preston Park, on the afternoon of Saturday 25th March at 3 o’clock.
Many of you will remember the launches of Gordon’s books “Old Workings” and “Talking to the Dead” at the same venue.
We hope to see you there.
Four Mudfog authors read at Hartlepool library as part of the Crossing the Tees Festival: Sheila Nichols, Mel McEvoy, Patrick Shannon.
Mike Pratt’s new book, ‘Recipe for a Snow Bunting’s Nest’, will be launched as part of the T-Junction festival in April.
The launch event will be at mima, at 12:30 on Sunday April 17th, and as well as Mike’s launch it will feature a reading by Robin Moss.
Mike and Robin reading at Newcastle Lit ‘n Phil