On the tenth anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Home Front/ Front Line records a moving dialogue in poetry and prose between the poet and her son, who, as a Territorial Army Paratrooper with the 7th Royal Horse Artillery (PARA), was mobilised to Iraq in February 2003 and spent 5 months in action. Published by Award Winning Publisher Roncadora, it is a hand- made limited edition, its publication timed to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the conflict.
Chrys Salt’s new collection has a wonderful warmth and immediacy- sometimes elegiac, always imbued with humour and humanity. Grass addresses big themes about the value and purpose of poetry through everyday observations of society, politics and family, offering a perfect prelude to the central poem, Weaver of Grass which questions the meaning and purpose of the act of creation itself. Seriously good. Read more
Greedy for Mulberries by Chrys Salt offers the reader the distillation of a woman’s hunger for life, her belief in humanity, her vulnerability in love, her fears and hopes for the future and her celebration of the past. It refuses consolation, concentrating on the truth of experience and in so doing brings compassion, nobility and joy to life. Read More.
John Hudson’s The Pumpkin Lantern takes us on a geographical, cultural and linguistic journey from his origins in the East End of London through his confrontation with death to the questioning of the value of permanence and the beginnings of a love affair with transience.
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Adrian Mitchell, who sadly died just before Christmas 2008 was one of poetry's heroes. The Bakehouse and Markings are proud to publish this anthology of poetry to celebrate his life.
John Harrison is Artistic Director Emeritus of The West Yorkshire Playhouse. He began his career as an actor and worked with Peter Brook at Stratford on Avon. In a long career he has been an actor, director, playwright and poet.
“So help me when I say your poems read in closeness and silence 'brought tears to my eyes' – a well worn phrase, but the only way of expressing a feeling in which joy and sadness were inseparable... Bless you and carry on writing!”