We’re very happy to announce two new poetry collections, both published on this very wintry Winter Solstice.
The first is Pittsburgh jazzman-poet Moe Seager‘s I Wanna Make Jazz to You. We published his first collection We Want Everything in February 2016 and it’s had an excellent year. Now, Moe’s back from a successful North American tour with a stunning new collection of erotic poems. We asked French artist Leïla Chaix to have her way with the manuscript and she has produced a wonderfully sumptuous set of drawings and a beautiful global design that really do the texts justice.
Our second Yule title is by Carlisle poet Alan John Stubbs, a recognized master of risky, inventive poetics. If you haven’t read his first Onslaught collection The Lost Box of Eyes then you’re missing a treat. In ident, his new collection of playfully disturbing and provocative poems, Stubbs turns his critical eye towards the notion of identity, skipping effortlessly between vivid childhood memories, bright, impressionistic flashbacks from his international travels, and laments for the sorry state of the contemporary United Kingdom. Ident is illustrated throughout with drawings of bindweed.