Launch of The Footing

Longbarrow Press launches its long-awaited walking-themed anthology The Footing with presentations, readings, audio works and illustrated talks on Monday 25th November at The Shakespeare, Gibraltar Street, Sheffield.  The evening kicks off at 7.30 p.m.  City, country and coast (and the spaces in between) are the settings for these journeys; here, the act of walking is, by turns, exploratory, destructive, restorative, defiant, contemplative and devotional.  The paths taken in The Footing offer new perspectives on landscape, history and memory; a timely reminder of the power of walking to open us up to the unscreened, the unplanned, the unexpected.

The Footing is available to order online at the special price of £11 (inc UK P&P) and will be on sale at just £10 on the night of the launch. Visit The Footing microsite for more information about the book (including recordings, films, essays and extracts from poems): http://thefooting.wordpress.com

The Footing

Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of The Footing. The Footing is an anthology of specially commissioned poems on the theme of walking, with substantial contributions from Angelina Ayers, James Caruth, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Fay Musselwhite and myself.  A beautifully produced 96-page hardback book, it is now available from Longbarrow Press at the special price of £11 inc UK P&P (RRP £12) for a limited period.  You can order the book securely (via PayPal) here: http://longbarrowpress.com/2013/10/30/the-footing-book/

City, country and coast (and the spaces in between) are the settings for these journeys; here, the act of walking is, by turns, exploratory, destructive, restorative, defiant, contemplative and devotional.  The poems and sequences in The Footing are The Strait (Angelina Ayers), Tithes (James Caruth), From a St Juliot to Beyond a Beeny (Mark Goodwin), Flights and Traverses (Rob Hindle), Three Night Walks (Andrew Hirst), my own poem Death and the Gallant and Breach (Fay Musselwhite).

The Footing is launched at The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB on Monday 25 November (7.30pm start; admission free, all welcome). The launch will offer unique presentations of the work in the book, featuring short films, readings, audio works and discussions. For more information about the book (including extracts, essays and recordings) visit The Footing microsite: http://thefooting.wordpress.com