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Publications

Read our newest creative-critical publications, or buy one of our print projects. 

 

publications

 
 

11.
THUMBS IN SPACE: A STORY ABOUT OPENING THE DRUNK TEXT
by Seabright D. Mortimer

'I’m thinking about a story about thumbs and love, I say to my friend. He’s sitting across from me on a houseboat in Amsterdam. We are eating boiled eggs and soldiers. We are hung over. The eggs are both over done. ‘Thumbs and love,’ he says staring beyond me. ‘Ok’.'

 

 

10. 
AN ENGLISH TO WELSH DICTIONARY OF FEMINIST TERMS
by Sarah Hudis

'This dictionary seeks to address the lack of a Welsh feminist vocabulary, proposing alternative uses of the Welsh language which allow for expression beyond a binary of male/female, and for the articulation of a uniquely Welsh feminist identity, so that everyone, and not just their fathers, may find themselves in the Welsh language.'

 

 

 

9.
THE JUDE POEMS
by Matthew Halliday

'If you've come to offer Jude your sympathy please leave immediately.

This encomium must be read with absolute disdain.
It's about decline and fall.'

 

 

8. 
POSTCARDS FROM BERLIN
by Bec Miles 

'I hope you find these one day — but if you do, don’t tell me.'

 

 

7.
A HOPE ON THE WALL 
by Anna Metcalfe 

'Hope is a double-rayed hybrid, pointing in different directions. Meaning that there is no hope. Meaning that there is always hope.'

 

 

6. 
LIVING OUTSIDE THE FRAME
by Lewis Buxton

'Sometimes the photograph should be left alone. By extension there are some things, some moments in life that should be left alone, shouldn’t be interrupted by the tannoy system in my head whispering "take notes".'

 

 

5.
THE LAUGH OF ELIZA 
by Leah Foster

'That’s exactly what you’re doing here, now. You’re virtually kissing me to shut me up. It’s like, you decide what your stance on something is, and you then have a conversation with me to validate it.'

 

 

 

4. 

THE NIGHTINGALES NEST

by Richard Lambert 

'In its use of sound and its conversational energy, it feels more like something written in the twentieth century than in rural Northamptonshire in the early 1830s. There’s nothing (or almost nothing) high-flown about it. It feels like a complete original.'

 

 

3. 

LEFT ALONE

by Jake Reynolds 

'Everything is caught up in proximity. Even when I turn the music off and the channel between Fiona’s voice and my ears is closed, it’s tempting to still try and pin things down in the silence.'

 

 

2. 

AGAINST SILENCE

by Fern Broome Richards  

'The really difficult problem is the text which lets you pass through it as a ghost, though you weren’t a ghost beforehand, so it has done something to you.'

 

 

1. 

CHRISTMAS AFTER BREXIT

by Michael Askew

'This year will be our first Christmas after Brexit. Or will it be our last Christmas before Brexit? Nothing, this Christmas, feels certain.'