Monday, February 28, 2011

Eighteens by Eighteen





















An anthology featuring 18 poems of 18 words from each of 18 poets

Richard Barrett
Mark Cobley
Emily Critchley
Alex Davies
Stephen Emmerson
Alison Faulds
S J Fowler
Susana Gardner
Harry Godwin
Christine Hamm
Jeff Hilson
Emily Howard
Simon Howard
Peter Hughes
Tom Jenks
Linus Slug
Maria Teutsch
Tom Watts


Available now at Knives, Forks and Spoons Press
£9 (A5 107 pages) thats 50p a poet!!!!
Bargain!




Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the Garden (jan unit) ~ Monty Reid

Our latest offering from The Red Ceilings Press e series of online and downloadable booklets.

In the Garden, by Monty Reid


To view or download the booklet go here

To see our complete collection of ebooks and poetry chapbooks visit our website www.theredceilingspress.co.uk/






Monday, February 14, 2011

Made of Brick ~ MP Dean



A house was made of new bricks.
A house was made of cold bricks but they warmed up.
The house had warm bricks and cold bricks.
At night the air was cold but some bricks stayed warm.
In the roof it was warm.
When you climb up into the roof it is surprisingly warm.
You climb up into the roof and the bricks look old.
In the roof the bricks make it clear to us that they are old.
The old bricks elsewhere wear plaster and paint and pebbledash.
We see bricks that are black, with mortar that is dry and loose, in the roof.
We step from the warmth of the house into the pouring rain.
The garden gets greener as the sky gets more grey and the rain drips
From the pointed leaves, buoyant with the weight.
This grey rain will fall on all the houses in their street.
We will hear a small thunder as they run up stairs. 


Untitled ~ MP Dean



I am eating some potatoes.
I am peeling some potatoes.
I will be,
I am unpeeling some potatoes.
A brown bird says
Open and
Shut
Open the case,
"Dawn was
All Rose."


Packaging ~ MP Dean



The verb is bun-
dling the bottom
Leaves stripped from the
Stems up with the
Cellophane that
Is frustrating.


Dean lives in Walthamstow, London. He leads a normal life by day and a normal life by night. Some work recently appeared in Blart.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Over Time and Over ~ Vernon Frazer



Vintage osprey vouchers
warmer than charming the chant’s
release from older play

Sunset criminals blanched,
past thoughts storming their
memoir displacements.

a guidance ridden past
glimmer returns on transit buttons
lost to simulation envy

or torrid re-ploys. Storied
defensive crouches last bought
replacement declamation

stanza retreats under pine.
Hooves lacking casement stacks
the weight of pasted shores,

where their emblems retreat.
Alarming casements at the breach
shatter to spear-shaped tangents


Switch and Bait ~ Vernon Frazer



Enduring cuneiform hostels
precede riptide adagio markers
at spoon-fed nuptial bargains
retailing for passion welts.
Bleeding vessels on the half-turn
quadrant elastic benefactors.
Cradle sausage outcomes
link classic montage to organs
peddled beyond particle control,
boards left to swell the weary
from outcome. Passages geared
to mass assumption platters
all the lather benefits aside:
modular isotope rerun fragments
swarming under a sea of lassitude,
reproductive enchilada figures
not occluded as precept blotting.
As devolution confounders 
return their attitude to flailing
the rounded passage, no matter
the pursuit, recruiting unturned
centuries past the last entry
burns conical jeremiad holders
scarred during the boldest fetish
on rampage strata. Clover hocks
repeal the latest data fork, unsealed
as curtains shock when forced
to appeal themselves to the luring.

Vernon Frazer has published fourteen books of poetry, including the longpoem IMPROVISATIONS, and three books of fiction. His work has appeared in Aught, Big Bridge, Drunken Boat, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity, Golden Handcuffs Review, Jack Magazine, Lost and Found Times, Moria, Otoliths and many other literary magazines. His most recent books are the longpoems EMBLEMATIC MOON, RANDOM AXIS, and the visual poetry collection, Panels from IMPROVISATIONS (Series B), and the ebook *, available on Scribd. His web site is http://vernonfrazer.net. Bellicose Warbling, the blog that updates his web page, can be read at http://bellicosewarbling.blogspot.com/, Frazer is married and lives in South Florida. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Adrift by Simon Howard now available




We are very happy to announce that the first of our limited edition chapbooks is now available from the website www.theredceilingspress.co.uk
£3.50 inc p&p (UK & EU) If you wish to purchase from outside of the UK/EU please email us

song of play ~ Andrew Spragg


smut in the sugar bowl
    pass it over

but there's
smut in the sugar bowl

I find myself
too distracted by it to begin


song of work ~ Andrew Spragg


the enterprising young – 
spick n' span boys – you'll sit
warm-bellied in the sun for 
far too long.

Dredging Guinesses in the garden,
you'll heave the song bird of a
belch and tell, each to a man
no, confide even, one finger
exclaiming, measuring the pitch
and dynamics of the work ahead.

I'll reckon that thing's better
the second time around;
a risen tide washes away
a good line in oratory.


Andrew Spragg is a writer and founding member of the Norwich Poetry
Choir. He wrote SHOEBOX, a performance piece staged by The Effort in
2010. He was Literature Coordinator for last year’s Norwich Fringe
Festival. He is currently studying for a Creative Writing MA at
Goldsmith's, London.

He has recently had work published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, TOWN and
Gulper Eel. He regularly reviews for both Rhythm Circus and Bonafide
Magazine.

He has a blog at http://www.brokenloop.blogspot.com/  and currently
runs Misosentive - a blog for interviewing poets and other miscreants
at www.misosensitive.blogspot.com