Tag Archives: English poetry

Christ and Qabalah by Gareth Knight and Anthony Duncan

Me Myself (of which I make so great a fuss) is a mere, brittle spike of consciousness on the circumference of being; a tiny terminal of an unplumbed depth. This opening stanza, read in the quiet nave of an old … Continue reading

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More from Iain Sinclair… Test Centre announces Red Eye

On the back of our all New and Expanded reissue of Suicide Bridge, Test Centre have just announced that another reissue from that period, Red Eye, is now available for Pre-order.  Here is their information and links for the release… … Continue reading

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Suicide Bridge by Iain Sinclair

A brand new edition comprising the most complete version of Suicide Bridge yet published, it includes three extra “books” of material, which formed part of the original work but was not included in previous editions. It also includes photographs and … Continue reading

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The Groundlings of Divine Will by Daniel Staniforth

“We are the collective pronoun not to be named; the sacred amalgam, the response harbingers around the fringes of refinery. We are informers and fetishists, sycophants and revolutionaries, the pliant in the trenches of experience, the silent mummers in supplication … Continue reading

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In Defence of Poesy: A Skylight Selection

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Interlocutors of Paradise by Martin Anderson

“Someone is singing, beyond the patio and the hedgerow, a song so sweet it might have been sung in paradise.  Inconsolable melos.  A lyric in a strange tongue.  It sounds like part elegy, part yearning.  Like someone nostalgic, perhaps, for … Continue reading

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Martin Anderson on Skylight Press

“…It was a raw grey Parisian winter day. I was walking through the boulevards that a few years earlier had echoed to the sounds of students marching. In a small flat off the Rue Mouffetard I was introduced to a … Continue reading

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Weaver in the Sluices by Daniel Staniforth

Weaver in the Sluices is Daniel’s first collection of published poetry, comprising over 100 works which are intensely individual, richly mystical, passionate, resplendent and musical. Daniel is equally at home in outer and inner landscapes, crafting them into unique but … Continue reading

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Anthology Wars: Which is the definitive Contemporary British Poetry collection?

Much has been made of the recent spate of Contemporary British Anthologies in literary circles and many have written about the ongoing wrestling match over the 20th Century British poetry canon.  As Skylight Press gears up to kick off its … Continue reading

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World War I Poets

Skylight Press authors, Rebecca Wilby and Alan Richardson, write fascinating accounts of World War One era Britain.  Here is an extensive article about the Great War Poets reprinted from  from http://net.lib.byu.edu/english/wwi/poets/poets.html Poets of the Great War On November 11, 1985 (the … Continue reading

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