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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.


 
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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


Quite Frankly:
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...

Bill Griffiths:
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

2014,  978-1-874400-65-3,  426pp, price £19 £15

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: specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk

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.

This listing is for events featuring Reality Street authors. Please email details of suitable forthcoming events to the press.

Recent highlights and bestsellers

Philip Terry: 
TAPESTRY

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.

Ken Edwards:
DOWN WITH BEAUTY

Exile, war, paranoia, improvised music and nothingness - a series of linked dramatic monologues, dialogues and short fictions.

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.  

Bill Griffiths:
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS (1966-70)

The definitive collection of the late Bill Griffiths' work of the 1960s/70s.



Denise Riley:

SELECTED POEMS

The most complete collection of Denise Riley's poetry available, including "Mop Mop Georgette". First published in 2000 and still a poetry bestseller.

OUT OF EVERYWHERE

Linguistically innovative poetry by women - a classic, still in print and selling after a decade and a half. Edited by Maggie O'Sullivan.

 

Andrea Brady:
CUT FROM THE RUSHES

Acclaimed poetry collection from the director of the Archive of the Now and co-publisher of Barque Press.

Peter Hughes:
ALLOTMENT ARCHITECTURE

From Adge Cutler to Hector Berlioz, to the Caravan Club of Great Britain and Heine: five stunning poem sequences.  

Paul Griffiths:
LET ME TELL YOU

An extraordinary novel composed entirely of the vocabulary Ophelia is allotted in Hamlet

THE REALITY STREET BOOK OF SONNETS

With 84 contributors, this anthology explores the myriad ways poets have stretched, deconstructed and re-composed the sonnet.