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Individual-Poet Journals

Coast to Coast to Coast Individual-Poet Journals

Through competitions, collaborative projects and private commissions, Coast to Coast to Coast publishes limited-edition handmade journals

Individual-Poet Journals

Through competitions, private commissions and collaborative projects,
Coast to Coast to Coast publishes limited-edition handmade journals

 
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February 2019 | Competition Winner

Forbidden

Jane Lovell

On the surface, these are tightly eddying works of ekphrasis. Yet, this is not merely poetry of looking – instead they cloak memory and lived experience with the absorbed attentiveness of painting. These are poems composed in charged and extended moments: as paint is applied meditatively to canvas, as drinks are poured, between glances.

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Jane Lovell has been widely published in journals and anthologies. She won the Flambard Prize in 2015 and has been shortlisted for several awards including the Basil Bunting Prize, the Robert Graves Prize and the Periplum Book Award.  Two pamphlets have been published in 2018, by Night River Wood and Against the Grain Poetry Press. Jane is the Poetry Society Stanza rep for Mid Kent. Last year Jane won the Wealden Literary Festival Writing Prize, the Terrain.org Poetry Contest and the Wigtown Poetry Prize. She recently won the Mslexia Pamphlet prize. 

Edition of 49 / 8 copies remain

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February 2019 | Competition Winner

Messeges

Rebecca Gethin

Poems that celebrate and mourn, in Messages, Rebecca Gethin writes about birds that are threatened by extinction. Conceived as a remembrance gift for her grandchildren, the poems are both a souvenir of what is lost for future-generations, and a warning for today. Features vibrant, insightful poems on birds including nightjars, the gold crest and linnets.

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Rebecca Gethin lives in Devon. In 2017, two pamphlets of her work were published: A Sprig of Rowan (Three Drops Press) and All the Time in the World  (Cinnamon Press). Cinnamon press also previously published a collection and two novels. Her poems have appeared in UK magazines and anthologies. She recently read her work at Poetry in Aldeburgh, Buzzwords and Ways with Words. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow and undertook a residency at Brisons Veor. Rebecca’s next pamphlet, Vanishings, will be published by Palewell Press in 2019.

Edition of 49 / 8 copies remain

Available to buy now
£10 + post and wrap
£1.20 (UK + Northern Ireland)

Buy
 

Forthcoming Individual-Poet Journals

 
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June 2019 | Individual-Poet Journal

THE NUNWELL LETTER

MAUREEN BOYLE

A small edition of hand-stitched journals containing Maureen Boyle's long poem, The Nunwell Letter (based on the stay of Anne More (John Donne’s wife) on the Isle of Wight in 1611. The Nunwell Letter came out of Maureen's award of the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Bursary.

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Maureen Boyle’s debut poetry collection, The Work of a Winter is published by Arlen House Press in 2018. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. She won the Ireland Chair of Poetry Prize; the Strokestown International Poetry Competition; the Fish Short Memoir Prize and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Bursary to research the poem The Nunwell Letter on John Donne’s wife, Anne More’s, stay on the Isle of Wight in 1611. She taught Creative Writing with the Open University for ten years and teaches English in St Dominic’s Grammar School, Belfast.

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June 2019 | Collaborative Project

Mira Schendel Project

John Glenday

A journal and exhibition pieces for a project with acclaimed poet John Glenday, linked to the work of artist Mira Schendel

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John Glenday lives and works in Scotland. He has published four collections: The Apple Ghost (1989); Undark(1995); Grain (Picador, 2009) – Grain was shortlisted for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize; and The Golden Mean (Picador 2015) won the 2015 Roehampton Poetry Prize.


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Summer 2019 | Competition Winners

Isabel Bermudez

Lydia Harris

The winners of the second Coast to Coast to Coast mini-portfolio competition for individual-poet journals were Isabel Bermudez and Lydia Harris. Their journals will be created and published in Summer 2019.

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Isabel Bermudez worked in Colombia in television, specialising in documentary, as a Producer/Director and Camerawoman (1998–2001). In Sri Lanka, she worked in educational television and as a Special Correspondent for the Island Newspaper. (1993–1995). Her poems are widely published. She was shortlisted six times for the Bridport Prize and was most recently commended in the 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize. Her collections are Extranjeros, (Flarestack Poets 2015), Small Disturbances (Rockingham Press, 2016) and Sanctuary (Rockingham Press, 2018). She lives in Orpington, Kent. 

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Lydia Harris has made her home in the Orkney island of Westray. In 2017 she held a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award for poetry. The Westray Writers meet regularly in her home and the Westray Poetry Library is housed there on a shelf in her porch.