Showing posts with label Michael Swan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michael Swan. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 January 2014

morphrog 8 - Poetry in the Extreme - goes live

The eighth edition of morphrog, a sister site of the Frogmore Press, is now live, with contributions from:


  • Michael Bartholomew-Biggs with David Walsh (artwork)
Image by David Walsh
  • Sharon Black
  • Clare Crossman
  • Robin Daglish
  • Michael Fraley
  • Charlotte Gann
  • Robin Houghton
  • Antony Johae
  • Robert Miles
  • Ottilie Mulzet
  • Martin Myers
  • Diana Reed
  • K V Skene
  • Michael Swan
  • Todd Swift


Thursday, 3 May 2012

New anthology 'Languages of Colour' to be published 31st of May 2012


Languages of Colour
Edited by Alexandra Loske

 A collection of writings and artwork on the subject of colour and colour theory.
Contributors include Graham Dean, Clare Best, Liz Rideal, Julian Bell, Tania Hershman, Rachel Playforth, Aprilia Zank, Niki Fulton, Robert Hamberger, Jeremy Page, Tamar Yoseloff, Roy Osborne, Ros Barber, Catherine SmithMario Petrucci, Kay Syrad, and many others.

 For a sneak preview of the book see this related blog post:


Date of publication: 31 May 2012
ISBN 978-0-9570688-0-3
To order a copy with free p&p please send a cheque for £10, payable to The Frogmore Press, at 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ

Cover art by David J Markham
A limited edition of twelve lithographic prints of the artwork, produced by the Curwen Studio and signed by both artist and editor, is available from The Frogmore Press at £95 per print, plus p&p.

To order a print or request a review copy please contact Alexbythesea@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Frogmore Papers number 79 is out now!

We are happy to announce the arrival of the latest issue of The Frogmore Papers, with another splendid cover by Lewes-based artist Michael Munday.
The issue will be available from Skylark bookshop at the Needlemakers in Lewes from Saturday 10th March. Subscribers and contributors can expect their copies in the next 10 days.

Here are the contributors to this issue:

John Arnold, Will Buckingham, Laura Chalar, John Daniel, Patricia Debney, Clive Eastwood, Martin Edwards, Robert Etty, Andrew Fentham, Sam Gardiner, Desmond Graham, Richard Hughes, Terry Jones, Judith Kazantzis, David King, Noel King, Liz Lefroy, Mórag McCarron, Edward Mackay, Theresa Muñoz, Michael Newman, Wolf Orff, Peter Phillips, Wendy Pratt, Martin Reed, Michaela Ridgway, Alex Smith, Michael Swan, Alexei Talimonov, James Turner, Tony Turner, Selwyn Veater, Irving Weinman, Hamish Whyte, F J Williams, Richard Wotton, Howard Wright.

The next issue (number 80) will be a retrospective issue, so please note that new work cannot be considered for publication until September 2012. In May the Frogmore Press will publish Languages of Colour, a collection of poetry, prose and artwork on the theme of colour, edited by Alexandra Loske. Contributors include Catherine Smith, Ros Barber, Julian Bell, Graham Dean and Jeremy Worman.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Michael Swan, Brian Aldiss and Maria Jastrzebska

Dementia Diaries, a new play by Frogmore Papers contributor Maria Jastrzebska, looks at how the illness affects those who have it, as well as their family and carers.  Directed by Mark Hewitt for Lewes Live Literature, Dementia Diaries is on tour throughout 2011. See www.leweslivelit.co.uk for details. Click here for a short article on the play and its production in The Guardian.

In other news:

Frogmore poet Brian Aldiss has a new selected poems published by the Flambard Press in March 2011. It is entitled Mortal Morning and costs £12.99. For more info on Mortal Morning click here. The Frogmore Press published A Plutonian Monologue by Aldiss in a signed limited edition in 2000. A handful of copies are still available at only £3.25. Get in touch with us if you would like to reserve a signed copy.

Yet another Frogmore poet, the inimitable Michael Swan, has a new collection of poetry out: Oversteps Books is publishing Swan's second collection of poetry, The Shapes of Things, out now at £8. The linguist's first collection of poetry, When They Come For You, was published by The Frogmore Press in 2003 and has been one of our most successful titles to date. Copies are available at the price of £5.95.

Friday, 7 January 2011

A Swan, a Carpenter and morphrog(s)


Happy new year!


An image from morphrog 2
 The second issue of Frogmore's online journal morphrog went live on 1 January.
Poets featured include Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, Hugh Fox, Nancy Mattson, K.V. Skene and Sam Smith.
Here is the link: http://morphrog.com/

Frogmore poet Michael Swan has won the Stanza poetry prize (judged by Sheenagh Pugh) for his poem 'I Wasn't There. Michael's first collection, When They Come For You was published by the Frogmore Press in 2003 and his second is due later this year from Oversteps. Recent work will also appear in the March issue of The Frogmore Papers. Copies of his debut collection are still available from the Frogmore Press at £5.95.


Peter Carpenter, whose work has appeared regularly in Frogmore publications down the years, most recently in Poetry South East 2010, has been elected Chair of the Trustees of the Poetry Society.

Peter Carpenter