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A haiku journey round the compass. ‘E’ is installed at Corbenic Poetry Path, letter-cut by Jon Plunket.

14.5 x 10.5 cm. First published 2005 in a limited edition.

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Adlestrop is one of Edward Thomas’s best loved poems, and also one of the most perfect depictions of a captured moment in time. And for that Minute is a collection of poems inspired by Adlestrop, written in the same form as the original. Each poem takes an imaginary look at that moment, a moment when nothing apparently happens, through the eyes of some of the unseen people who might have populated that idyllic Cotswold landscape. Edward Thomas’s poem, and the notes from which it grew, are presented and then refracted six times through an imaginary lens held by four employees of the railway company and two witnesses to the incident.

And for that Minute was joint winner of the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets (the Callum Macdonald Award) in 2010. 

21 x 14.5 cm. First published 2009. Please note that this edition is a facsimile reprint of the original letterpress pamphlet.

This is a small pamphlet and doesn’t look pretentious, but it is sheer delight.

Kelsey Thornton, Friends of the Dymock Poets Newsletter, Issue 61 (April 2014)

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Every half hour or so, London’s Waterloo railway station destination board presents us with a haiku-esque set of three consecutive stations. A little musing and deconstruction of the words reveals a wealth of naturally colourful images, opening up a world of imaginary travel.

10.5 x 5.5 cm. Published 2008

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Comforting childhood memories of being tucked up with a story.

21 x 7 cm. Published 2009

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Response to an invitation to contribute to Tim Jolland’s letterpress exhibition and book A Show of Hands. 21 x 29.7 cm

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Evocative word landscapes where memory can enter.

20 x 14 cm. Published 2008

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Winner of the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2018. 14.5 x 10.5 cm

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Homage to John Betjeman’s poem Harrow-on-the-Hill, building on his extended metaphor of north west London as a seascape.
21 x 14.5 cm. Published 2011

As both poet and seafarer Mr McDermid has unlocked a certain mordant lyricism in these neglected epitaphs. It has been said of Leonard McDermid’s work that he “wraps his meaning within a shell and hides it in the sea, where it may happily be discovered” and these nautical inscriptions evoke a rich and strange poetry of seaborne jeopardy, which offers the ideal light relief whenever melancholic tendencies strike.

The Gentle Author, Grave Humour from Harrow

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Poetic juxtapositions of seafaring thoughts. 14.5 x 10.5 cm. First published 2007

Night River was selected for inclusion in the Scottish Poetry Library online anthology Best Scottish Poems 2007.

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Tribute to Galileo. 10.5 x 7.5 cm

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10.5 x 7.5 cm

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10 x 7.5 cm. First published 2008

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14.5 x 10.5 cm. Runner-up for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017

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  • Shoofly poetry pamphlet

The first pamphlet published by Stichill Marigold Press. A short sea story, poetic thoughts of a seafarer reflecting on a life in the British Merchant Navy as both the navy and the narrator decline.

20 x 15 cm. Published 1990 in a limited edition of 250 copies

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Quasi-research into remaining fragments of folk songs, harmonising title, word and place.

21 x 14.5 cm. Published 2012

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A military handbook which extends Henry Reed’s ironic poem Judging Distances.

13 x 9 cm. First published 2008

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15 x 10.5 cm. First published 2004

We know from his existing works that this artist/author wraps his meaning within a shell and hides it in the sea, where it may happily be discovered, elucidated and enjoyed.

This work is – as are his others – an encouragement to play poetically with words, images and not always serious innuendos…

Chris Cameron

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Titles from two pictures in a child’s bedroom, conjuring personalities from a rose grower’s catalogue.

Landscape format, 9.5 x 14.5 cm. Published 2012

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Response to an invitation to join the letterpress project Posted / Unposted British Isles; an A5 envelope and its contents.

15.5 x 22 cm. Published 2020 in an edition of 100 copies

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