John's Christmas Picks 2018

Here’s some books I've been excited by this year – the paperback of Stevie Smith, just light enough that I can read it with one hand in the bath, Rod Mengham’s astonishing account of Grimspound (the best piece of writing on a particular place I've read this year), the reissue of Frances Presley’s The Sex of Art (READ IT READ IT), Fiona Moore’s wonderful The Distal Point, and Nancy Campbell’s long-awaited disquisition on ice and icy places.

The Sex of Art

Frances Presley

From the publisher:

The Sex of Art was Frances Presley’s first collection, from 1985. Although much of it has since reappeared in other guises, the entire book has not been republished and its ...

The Distal Point

Fiona Moore

From the publisher:

Fiona Moore has published two pamphlets with HappenStance, both long sold out.

At last here is a debut book-length collection, in which she confronts personal loss and ...