Perfect bound paperback,
210 x 15mm
Perfect Bound Paperback
15.24 x 22.86 cm
Poems to Keep
edited by Janice Dempsey
The anthology based on our annual competition, the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize Competition, has an international flavour this year and includes work by poets from France, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Singapore, India and Bulgaria, as well as all corners of the British Isles.
Fifty-five poets are represented; the collection includes the winners and long-listed poems from the competition and also pieces from eleven other "guest" poets.
The full list of poets included from the competition is on our Competition page here
A Barrel of Monkeys
Published June 2016
This year we set up The 1000 Monkeys Poetry Competition and were delighted with the response from poets, both local and further afield. From the many excellent poems submitted we've edited this anthology, and added some poems by our personal favourites too, to make an anthology of poems by 42 writers associated with the "1000 Monkeys" group of writers and poetry performers, most from Guildford and the surrounding area. The first half of the anthology is devoted to the winners and runners-up in the 2016 competition.
The competition was judged by Alywn Marriage, who also has poems published here. Guest contributors from beyond Guildford include Chrys Salt MBE; Bernard Kops; Steve Pottinger; 'Ghareeb Iskander, Wendy Klein and Bethany Pope.
The result is another enjoyable pot-pourri of 68 poems. Janice has included nine of her own illustrations. The list of competition entrants whose poems are included is here.
Price: £9.99 plus £3.99 p&p (UK and Europe only)
The Keystone Anthology
Published: 10 June 2015
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
A collection of poems selected for their appeal both on the page and to the ear. The book is named after the Keystone Pub in Guildford where we host a monthly poetry night.
The list of contributors comprises award-winning published writers including Chrys Salt, recently created MBE for her contributions to poetry in Scotland, Bernard Kops, whose distinguished poetic career spans the whole of the second half of the 20th century up to now, as well as stand-up poets, slam champions and poets of every persuasion in between. Here is the full list of 55 poets:
"I have a list of my favourites from this anthology ... Hopefully the reader will buy a copy and select his/her own. These are fine poems to choose from."
Mandy Pannett (South Magazine)
The Pop Up Anthology 2014
170 poems by 68 of the writers whose work has been heard at the POP UP POETRY events at the Bar Des Arts Wine Bar in Guildford. You’ll find rants and sonnets, haiku and prose poems, free verse, found poems, rhyming slam poems and love-songs, all co-existing amicably in these pages, just as they do on our platform. The perceived line between "page poems" and "performance poems" is ignored here, and the mix includes poems by frequently published poets and writers, as well as rappers, "stand-up poets", ranters and song-writers, all of them in love with words. This book adds another dimension to the art of the spoken word, just as performance adds a different dimension to the written page.
We also have a few copies of the Pop Up Anthology 2013, available at the special discounted price of £3.99 + £1.68 postage within the UK
The Pop Up Anthology 2013
The Pop Up Anthology 2013 is a compilation of poems by readers and performers who appeared at the Pop Up Poetry series of spoken word events at the Bar des Arts, in Guildford, Surrey, UK, throughout 2012 and 2013.