"A marvellous firework of a book ... a Moby Dick and Ancient Mariner for our times"

Ian McMillan

An Ocean of Static transforms the dense, fragmented archive of the North Atlantic into an astonishing sea of fresh new text.

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"These poems centre human life by showing us how expansive our world truly is."

Kayo Chingonyi

A book of witnessing and overhearing, Natural Phenomena is the long-awaited debut collection by Meryl Pugh.

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"In his visceral, virile verse, Wright skewers the essential cadences of all political drama"

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We all want something to believe in. It's 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics and skuzzy indie stardom.

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An Ocean of Static

J.R. Carpenter

Natural Phenomena

Meryl Pugh

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Luke Wright

The Old Weird Albion

Justin Hopper

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Enter the psychedelic dreamscape of Piers Plowman to explore a world of inequality, political corruption and spiritual crisis uncannily like our own. Fair Field (summer 2017) re-imagined the medieval ‘poem of crisis’ Piers Plowman for the twenty-first century through site-responsive performances in London, Ledbury and the Malvern Hills, an exhibition at the National Poetry Library, educational workshops, a […]

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