Now on general sale
Quite Frankly by Peter Hughes and Alphabet of Love Serial by Lou Rowan are the latest Reality Street books to be published. Buy them from this website or from your favourite retailer. Click on the covers for more information.
And click here for recordings of Peter Hughes and Lou Rowan reading from their books at the launch in Hastings on 10 May 2015.
Support Reality Street in 2015!
The REALITY STREET SUPPORTER SCHEME 2015 is live.
You can become a Supporter at a cost of £35. In return, you will receive copies of all three books published by the press in 2015. There is still time to get your name included in the list of Supporters at the back of Out of Everywhere 2 and on this site. The books are....
Out of Everywhere 2
edited by Emily Critchley
Nearly 20 years after the publication of the poetry anthology Out of Everywhere, its sequel celebrates a new generation of innovative poetry by women.
350pp approx, expected retail price £15
After Petrarch’s Sonnets
by Peter Hughes
Versions of all 317 of Petrarch’s sonnets, often departing from the originals in radical ways.
358pp, retail price £12.50
Alphabet of Love Serial
by Lou Rowan
All you need to know about relationships, from A-Z, in 20 stories, by the editor of Golden Handcuffs Review.
84pp, retail price £8.50
Visit the Supporter Scheme page to subscribe!
Published in 2014...
COLLECTED POEMS & SEQUENCES (1981-91)
COLLECTED POEMS & SEQUENCES (1981-91)
In 2010 Reality Street published Collected Earlier Poems (1966-80) by Bill Griffiths, who died in 2007. Now comes a second volume, Collected Poems & Sequences (1981-91). Once again edited by Alan Halsey, it brings the story up to Bill's departure from London for the North East. The 426-page book was published in January 2014. For more information and to order it, click here.
REALITY STUDIOS online
REALITY STUDIOS, the magazine edited by Ken Edwards between 1978-1988, and which preceded Reality Street, is now online in a downloadable and searchable form.
Thanks to Jacket2, Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia and Danny Snelson, who co-ordinated the scanning and formatting of all 1,000 pages of the complete 10-volume run, you can now download and read it as a set of pdfs, free of charge. (The original published editions are all out of print, in some cases for over 20 years.)
More about the history behind REALITY STUDIOS here.
Live events...Tuesday 19 May 2015 - Lou Rowan (pictured) and Maurice Scully read in the Blue Bus series at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, starting at 7.30pm, admission £5 (£3 concs)
Saturday 23 May 2015 – Ágnes Lehóczky , John Hall and Emily Critchley read at 1.00pm as part of the Greenwich Book Festival. The event is free but booking is required.
Sunday 24 May 2013 – Launch of Richard Makin's new novel, Mourning (published by Equus Press, 2015), as well as VLAK magazine, at Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4AE, 7pm-10pm, free admission
Wednesday 3 June 2015 – The Saison Poetry Library, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre: Josephine Balmer, Tim Atkins and Peter Hughes perform experimental versions of classical works, rewriting Petrarch, Horace and Sappho, on the Poetry Library stage. Time: 8pm. Admission free but booking essential. To book your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 10 June 2015 – Peter Hughes reads with Luke Allan and Amy Cutler at The Other Room, The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, 7pm, admission free.
Recent highlights and bestsellers
The stories of the Norman Conquest you never heard. This tour de force of language was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize for innovative fiction.
Allen Fisher: PLACE
The first complete edition of this legendary poetic project of the 1970s: five books, previously scattered in various unobtainable editions, now collected in one volume.
The most complete collection of Denise Riley's poetry available, including "Mop Mop Georgette". First published in 2000 and still a poetry bestseller.