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  • A Kumquat for John Keats by Tony Harrison

    £15.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1981. First edition. 21 cm by 13.5cm orange laminated wraps, 10 pages. Condition: Covers a little creased, edge-worn and sunned towards spine. There’s a 0.5 cm tear to bottom edge of final page.

  • Angel Exhaust Number Eight Autumn 1992

    £5.00

    Printed in Great Britain by Antony Rowe Ltd, Chippenham, Wiltshire. New poetry from Cambridge and London edited by Adrian Clarke and Andrew Duncan. Red laminated wraps, 23cm by 15.5cm, 120 pages. The spine reads: “The Bloodsoaked Royston Perimeter”. Features Bill Griffiths, Denise Riley, Johan De Wit, Iain Sinclair, Maggie O’Sullivan and others. This copy is…

  • Basil Bunting a northern life by Richard Caddell and Anthony Flowers

    £8.00

    Newcastle Libraries & Information Service, 1997. First edition. 25cm by 20.5cm, 64 pages, illustrated wraps. There are some fabulous photos in this book, including Tony Harrison sat next to Bunting in a Newcastle pub with a pint and Allen Ginsberg in a Northumberland field. Buy it to see more! Condition: some shelf wear but overall…

  • Big League Poets by Mikhail Horovitz

    £25.00

    City Lights Books, San Francisco,1978. 20cm by 14cm, 48 unnumbered pages, stapled pictorial wraps. Quirky item featuring poets including Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Allen Ginsberg, e.e. cummings plus City Lights owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti as baseball stars. We’re assuming the author is Michael Horowitz. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Bone-Shaker Magazine Issue #12 2013

    £5.00

    Issue 12 of a quarterly bike magazine produced in Bristol, UK. Editorial team: Jimmy Ell, Mike White, John Coe and Sadie Campbell. 24cm by 17cm soft cover 60 pages. Articles include cycling in other countries plus Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s poem About Ladybower is reprinted and illustrated. Condition: Slight edge-wear to illustrated covers.

  • Bossy Parrot poetry anthology, 1987

    £15.00

    Edited by Neil Astley, published by Bloodaxe Books and featuring the best children’s poems from The Evening Chronicle Poetry competition. This 64 page book contains 10 of Elaine’s poems plus work by comedy writer and performer Dan Maier, actress Colleen Prendergast and the late, great Iain Pigg. Condition: This copy is previously owned with slight…

  • Both by Paul Metcalf

    £15.00

    The Jargon Society, North Carolina, 1982. First Edition.  28cm by 22cm black boards in dustwrapper, 113 printed pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville.  This book is about J.W. Booth, who assassinated American President Abraham…

  • Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire

    £10.00

    University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. First paperback printing. 23cm by 15cm, 513 pages in yellow wraps. Translated by Anne Hyde Greet with an Introduction by S.I. Lockerbie. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine is uniformly sunned, there is slight edge-wear to covers…

  • Children of Albion Edited & Extradicted by Michael Horovitz

    £5.00

    Penguin, 1970. Reprint of first Penguin edition published in 1969. 18cm by 11cm, 380 pages. Subtitled Poetry of the ‘Underground’ in Britain. Rear cover declares this anthology features “the ‘secret’ generation of more or less British poets whose work could hitherto be discovered only through their own bush telegraph of little magazines and lively readings.”…

  • Collected Poems and Translations by Veronica Forrest-Thomson

    £10.00

    Published by Agneau 2, an imprint of  Allardyce-Barnett, 1990. Maroon cloth boards 21.5cm by 15cm, 286 pages in cream dustwrapper. Forrest-Thomson (28th November 1947 – 26th  April 1975) was a poet and criticial theorist brought up in Scotland. Studying  in Cambridge brought her into contact with poet Denise Riley. This copy is from the library…

  • Collected Poems by Frances Horovitz 1985

    £8.00

    First edition Bloodaxe Books in association with Enitharmon Press, 1985. Published two years after her death at the age of 43, this collection was edited by her poet and critic husband, Roger Garfitt. 21.5cm by 14cm, 128 pages. Condition: slight edge-wear to covers plus spine and top edge of rear cover are browned with age….

  • Complete Poems by Hart Crane

    £5.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1984. First revised edition edited by Brom Weber. True first edition was published in 1966 by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York. 21.5cm by 14cm, 222 pages in blue wraps. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine sunned, page edges slightly soiled with…

  • Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings by Tristan Tzara

    £15.00

    Arc Publications, Todmorden, Lancs, 1975. Translated by Lee Harwood. Limited edition of 500 copies of which 15 have been numbered and signed by the translator.  This copy is NOT one of the 15. Yellow dustwrapper with printing over light yellow paper cover. 20.4 x 14.7 cms, 30 pages. The poems in this volume  are reproduced…

  • Cultural Affairs in Boston by John Wieners

    £15.00

    Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First paperback edition. 23cm by 15cm, 204 pages. Subtitled Poetry & Prose 1956-1985, this collection of writer, actor, stage manager and gay activist Wieners’ work is edited by Raymond Foye with a Preface by Robert Creeley. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with “Lancaster…

  • Elizabethan Sonnets Edited by Maurice Evans

    £2.00

    J&M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1992. Everyman Library. 19.5cm by 13cm, colour illustrated wraps, 238 pages. Useful Introduction plus work by Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Edmund Spenser and more. Condition: Wear to cover edges and spine ends, pages uniformly browned with age.

  • Genoa by Paul Metcalf

    £20.00

    Jonathan Williams Publisher, 1965. First Edition. Jargon 43. 26cm by 17.5cm yellow boards in dustwrapper, 190 pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and…

  • Giant Night by Anne Waldman. INSCRIBED.

    £10.00

    Corinth Books, New York, 1970. First edition. 20cm by 14.5cm, 94 pages, purple decorated covers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is INSCRIBED to him by the author. On the title page it reads: “for Richard Caddell in Durham with thanks Anne Waldman.” Condition:…

  • Harmonium by Wallace Stevens 1975

    £15.00

    St. James Press, London, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1975. Harmonium was first published in 1923. This reprint is photographed from the copy in University of London library. Part of the Poetry Reprint Series: Set One featuring Robert Graves, Wallace Stevens, John Betjeman, Conrad, Aiken and H.D.  This copy is from the library of the…

  • Hemy by Theresa Easton and Ian Horn

    £20.00

    Limited edition 4/12 signed by the artist and printmaker Theresa Easton. Created [2011?]  as part of The Sunderland Book Project. 18.5cm by 18cm blue illustrated boards, concertina book.Thomas MM Hemy (1852-1931), a local Sunderland based artist, was commissioned in 1895 by Sunderland AFC to paint a picture of the team in action. The painting of…

  • Hermetic Definition by H.D.

    £8.00

    Carcanet Press, 1972. First paperback edition. Blue card wraps 20cm by 14cm, 117 pages. This previously unpublished poem is contemporary with her Trilogy. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: wraps slightly edge-worn and curled to edges, pages minimally browned and page edges a little…

  • Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg SIGNED

    £40.00

    City Lights Books, May 1971, 24th printing. City Lights Pocket Poets Number Four. Introduction by William Carlos Williams. 16cm by 12.5cm, 44 pages in black and white wraps.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and signed with an ink pen, “allen ginsberg” on the Dedication page….

  • Imagist Poetry edited by Peter Jones

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1972. 18cm by 11cm, 187 pages. Anthology featuring Richard Aldington, H.D., Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and more.  Fabulous cover: detail from William Roberts’ The Vorticists in the Eiffel Tower.  From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn with…

  • Komorni hudba by James Joyce [Czech version of Chamber Music]

    £10.00

    Dauphin, 2000. 19cm by 11cm cream wraps. This version of Joyce’s Chamber Music was translated by Petr Mikes with an Epilogue by Matthew Sweney, writer, editor, translator, and Assistant Professor of English at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is…

  • Little Enough by Cid Corman

    £8.50

    49 Haiku by Basho, Sodo, Ransetsu, Buson, Ryokan, Issa, Shiki and a Tanka by Sokan. Versions by Cid Corman. Gnomon Press, Kentucky, 1991. First edition. 15.5 cm by 11.5cm. A beautiful little book of beautiful little poems. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: 1.5cm by 2cm loss…

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Butterscotch cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Butterscotch flavour with yellow cover, dark green endpapers and cream pages? Condition: Pristine….

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Chocolate Orange cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Chocolate Orange flavour with orange cover, dark brown endpapers and cream pages? Condition:…

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Pistachio cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Pistachio flavour with green cover, greeny blue endpapers and white pages? Condition: Pristine….

  • Out Loud by Adrian Mitchell INSCRIBED

    £15.00

    Cape Goliard Press Limited, 1969. Second edition. 25cm by 16.5cm colour illustrated wraps with red endpapers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is inscribed “Peace Adrian Mitchell” with a ink drawn elephant on the title page. Condition: Cream covers browned and soiled with age….

  • Patagoni by Paul Metcalf

    £18.00

    Small Publishers Company, New York, 1971. First Edition. The Jargon Society, Penland, North Carolina.  26cm by 17.5cm yellow boards in dustwrapper, 140 pages. Paul Metcalf (1917–1999) was an American writer. He wrote in verse and prose and was the great-grandson of one of his major literary influences, Herman Melville. This copy is from the library…

  • Perfect Bound no 7 Summer 1979

    £3.00

    Perfect Bound poetry magazine edited by Peter Robinson and Richard Hammersley. This seventh issue was published to coincide with the 1979 Cambridge Poetry Festival. 21cm by 15cm, 88 pages. Features Elaine Feinstein, Tim Dooley, Denise Riley, Marina Tsvetayeva, Matthew Sweeney, Octavio Paz, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Anne Waldman. Condition: Covers slightly soiled and creased with…

  • Pieces From Eight An Octet of New IRON Poets 2013

    £8.00

    Edited by Peter Mortimer and published by IRON Press. This 28 page pamphlet introduces eight poets from the North East including Vicky Arthurs, John Price, Maureen Oliphant and Arthur Haswell. There are six Haiku by Elaine. Condition: previously owned with slight edge-wear and SIGNED by Elaine.

  • poems (1962-1997) by robert lax

    £15.00

    wave books, seattle/new york, 2013. First edition. 23cm by 13cm white wraps, 353 pages. Edited by John Beer. Robert Lax (1915-2000) was an American poet, known in particular for his association with Thomas Merton. Condition: slight soiling and edge-wear to wraps.

  • Poet’s Poems No. 8 Robert Creeley

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Robert Creeley. Includes Losing Track by Denise Levertov and…

  • Poet’s Poems No.16 Adrian Mitchell

    £8.00

    First published in 2003 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Adrian Mitchell who writes: “So here are eight poems…

  • Poet’s Poems No.5 Edwin Morgan

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Edwin Morgan, including poems by Auden, Manley Hopkins, Blake,…

  • Poet’s Poems No.9 Iain Sinclair

    £8.50

    First published in 2002 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Iain Sinclair who writes: “The task of nominating favoured,…

  • Poetry in the Making by Ted Hughes

    £3.00

    Faber, 2008. Reprint. 20cm by 12.5cm, 124 pages. First published in 1967 and sub-titled “A Handbook for Writing and Teaching.” Condition: covers slightly edge-worn and pages uniformly browned.

  • Present Lives Future Becoming by Cosmo Pieterse and George Hallett 1974

    £35.00

    Sub-titled: A South African Landscape in words and pictures, this collection of poetry, prose and photos is by eminent South African playwright, poet, literary critc, Pieterse and fellow South African, George Hallett, known for his work during Apartheid and the country’s early democracy. First edition. Hickey Press, Surrey, 1974. 29.5cm x 21cm, 90 pages illustrated…

  • Rat City Poems from Northern Ireland by Mike Jenkins

    £15.00

    Edge Press, Barry, Wales, 1979.  Published in a limited edition of 300 copies. 21cm by 14.5cm,  22 pages. Jenkins is a Welsh poet born in 1953 and has been published for over 40 years. This pamphlet is one of his earliest. Jenkins is also the father of  Plaid Cymru politician Bethan Sayed  and  the journalist…

  • Sea Garden by H.D. 1975

    £15.00

    St. James Press, London, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1975. Sea Garden was first published in 1916. This reprint is photographed from the copy in University of London library. Part of the Poetry Reprint Series: Set One featuring Robert Graves, Wallace Stevens, John Betjeman, Conrad, Aiken and H.D.  This copy is from the library of…

  • Selected Cautionary Tales by Hilaire Belloc

    £2.00

    Puffin, 1971. Reprint. 18cm by 11cm, 184 pages. Revised Puffin edition with the original pictures by B.T. B and Nicolas Bentley. Condition: Covers creased and worn, pages uniformly browned with age. A well read copy.

  • Selected Poems 1963-1983 by Charles Simic

    £8.00

    Secker & Warburg, 1986. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 186 pages. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: faded to top left hand edge of front cover and spine, some edge-wear but clean contents.

  • Selected Poems by Denise Levertov

    £8.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1986. First edition. 21cm by 14cm, 189 pages. Back cover declares “This new SELECTED POEMS covers all Denise Levertov’s collections up to Candles in Babylon (1982).” From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: White spine a little browned with age plus light edge-wear to covers.

  • Selected Poems by Osip Mandelstam

    £3.50

    Penguin, 1977. Penguin Modern European Poets series. Translated by Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin. 20cm by 13cm, 138 pages. Includes insightful Introduction by Clarence Brown on this Russian poet who died on his way to a Siberian labour camp. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003)….

  • Spring In This World of Poor Mutts by Joseph Ceravolo

    £15.00

    Published for the Frank O’Hara Foundation at Columbia University Press, 1968. First edition. A Frank O’Hara Award Book. 21cm by 14cm green hardback 85 pages. This book was the first one to win the Frank O’Hara Award for Poetry. At the time Ceravolo was 34 years old and a civil engineer as well as a…

  • Strange Singing by Sandy Chadwin

    £3.00

    Private printing, 2020. 21cm by 14.5cm, 22 pages. Poetry pamphlet by poet and storyteller, Sandy Chadwin. Condition: white card wraps a little shelf-worn.

  • Strix magazine No. 3 Spring 2018

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine edited by Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth and printed in Leeds, 2018. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Glyn Edwards, Tom Kelly, Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Jayne Shipley and more. Condition:  Minimal edge-wear to covers. Near Fine.

  • Strix magazine No. 5 Autumn 2018

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine printed in Leeds, 2018. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Ian Harker, Arji Manuelpillai and more. Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn.

  • Strix magazine No. 6 Winter/Spring 2019

    £5.00

    Poetry and Short Fiction magazine edited by SJ Bradley,  Ian Harker and Andrew Lambeth and printed in Leeds. 29.5cm by 15cm brown card wraps. Features Jane Burn, Joe Williams, Lydia Harris, Avril Joy and more. Condition:  Minimal edge-wear to covers. Near Fine.

  • Svetislav Stefanovich signed card plus book

    £45.00

    Svetislav Stefanovich (1877-1944) was a poet, critic, translator, essayist, drama writer and doctor. He was founder of the Department of Pathology and President and founder of the Yugoslav Medical Association. Stefanovich participated in the Balkan Wars and the First World War and was decorated several times. During WW2 he was accused of defamation of the…

  • Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein

    £8.50

    Sun & Moon Press, Lose Angeles, 1991. Third printing. 19cm by 13cm, 78 pages. This edition of Stein’s prose poetry was photographed from the pages of the 1914 first edition. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with “March 95” pencilled on fly leaf. Condition: Coloured…

  • The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron by Ron Padgett and Jim Dine

    £15.00

    Cape Goliard Press, 1970. First edition. 27.5cm by 20.5cm colour illustrated wraps. Unpaginated (120pp.). Poems by Padgett and illustrations by Dine. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Cover edges and spine slightly worn. Pages slightly browned with age.

  • The Birth Rug by Iain Sinclair

    £30.00

    Albion Village Press, 1973 in an edition of 200. Blue and silver wraps and blue pages filled with poetry and images, 21.5cm by 14.5cm.  From  the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003)  Condition: There are brown marks on spine plus front and rear wraps from sunning but contents clean an…

  • The Blue Winged Bee by Peter Whigham. INSCRIBED.

    £15.00

    Anvil Press Poetry, 1965. 18cm by 14cm, 61 pages, brown cloth boards in yellow dustwrapper. Includes Love Poems of the VIth Dalai Lama and The Ingathering of Love. First edition but not one of the 50 signed by the author. However, this copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard…

  • The Collected Poems 1955-1995 by Anne Stevenson

    £8.00

    Originally published by Oxford University Press, 1996  but labelled as published by Bloodaxe in 2000. 20cm by 13cm colour illustrated wraps, 276 pages. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Slight wear to covers and light yellowing with age to page edges.

  • The Garden A Theophany by Martin Corless-Smith INSCRIBED

    £12.00

    Spectacular Books, New York 1998. 14cm by 11cm cream illustrated wraps. Martin Corless-Smith is an English poet and painter who lives and teaches in Boise; Idaho.This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with the following inscription on fly-leaf:“To Ric with love from Martin Corless-Smith Durham Feb…

  • The Green Lake Is Awake by Joseph Ceravolo

    £9.50

    Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 1994.  First edition. Selected Poems by Joseph Ceravolo with an Introduction by Kenneth Koch. 22.5cm by 15.5cm pink and black laminated wraps, 131 pages. In the 1960s Ceravolo won the inaugural Frank O’Hara Award for Poetry. He produced several books of poetry and died aged 54 in 1988. This copy is…

  • The New Poetry Selected and introduced by A. Alvarez

    £3.00

    Penguin, 1967. Reprint. First published in 1962. 18cm by 11cm, 245 pages. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). A.A’s very own canon of British and American poets from John Berryman to David Wevill via Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton with Jackson…

  • The Other Wing by Louis MacNeice

    £25.00

    Faber and Faber, 1954. 21.5cm by 14cm blue wraps in envelope. An Ariel Poem, part of a series including Auden, Eliot and Spender illustrated by artists including John Piper, Edward Ardizzone and David Jones. MacNeice’s poem is illustrated with two black and white drawings and one full page colour illustration by Michael Ayrton. Condition: Pamphlet…

  • The Penances by Iain Sinclair INSCRIBED

    £30.00

    The Many Press, 40 Walford Road, London, N16 8ED, 1977. Published in an edition of 200 copies. 21cm by 15cm brown wraps in cream illustrated dustwrapper. Cover and drawing by Donal Ryan. This copy from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is inscribed but not dated by Sinclair…