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Teeside Launch Of North Facing

On Friday 13th December Mudfog holds a Teeside launch for Mike Pratt’s new publication North Facing.

The event will be held at Saltburn Bookshop, Book Corner from 7pm. The full address is 24 Milton Street, Salburn, TS12 1DG

New Mike Pratt Publication To Launch

On Monday November 25th  Mudfog launches a new collection by environmentalist Mike Pratt at the Books On Tyne Festival, in Central Library Newcastle, at 2pm.

Also reading will be Emily Willis and Robin Moss, also published by Mudfog.

Jam Jar Cinema Event In May

Lesley Mountain will be reading at Free As A Bard, the poetry event at Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay on Sunday 19 May, at 8pm.She’ll be reading from ‘Vamoose’ which we published and also other and new poems.

Reading In May

Mudfog Editor Pauline Plummer and published poet Mel McEvoy will be reading at the Wirral Poetry Festival of Firsts on May 10th and 11th.  Mel will read some poems from his Mudfog publication ‘Emptied Space’ as well as new work.

October Launches

Mudfog Press is launching a new collection of short stories by Teesside writer Craig Campbell, at Hartlepool Library on October 10th, Wednesday, 7.30
New collection of poems by Lesley Mountain, ‘Vamoose’ launched at Lit and Phil Library in Newcastle on October 18th, Thursday, at 7 pm

Latest Publications & Upcoming Events

Mudfog launches first time short story writer from Hartlepool, Craig Campbell, with his collection ‘Line Drawings’ and Lesley Mountain’s new collection of poetry, ‘Vamoose’ in October.

Recently published poet Robin Moss (Mastering the Art of Imperfection) reads at JamJar Cinema, Whitley Bay, September  6 7.30 and with poet Marilyn Longstaff (The Museum of Spare Parts) at Queens Hall, Hexham, 27 September.


Launch of Jo Heather’s new collection

 Harvesting the Weather, Jo Heather’s new collection, is being launched
during the T-Junction Poetry Festival. The launch is  at MIMA Gallery, on Saturday 28th April at 2 pm.
Also reading is Peter Adegbie from his Mudfog published pamphlet Words Are Water Springs

Launch of Peter Adegbie’s collection

Mudfog Press launches collection, Words Are Water Springs, by Peter Adegbie.  These poems address political issues in Nigeria, racism in the UK and celebrate the personal and the spiritual of being human.

Launch is free, 7 July, 6pm Sunderland

Chapel of Light, Cornhill Road, Southwick, Sunderland SR5 1RU

review of “Recipe for a Snow Bunting’s Nest”

              We were pleased to see this review of Mike Pratt’s “Recipe for a Snow Bunting’s Nest” in December’s issue of Crack magazine:

Nature can provide us with some stunning vistas, especially here in the north-east where our countryside and seascapes are up there with anything you’ll find anywhere. But Mike Pratt isn’t, in this wonderful collection of new poems, concerned with those magnificent rolling hills and huge skies. Instead he’s turned his attention on those little bits of nature that might have slipped us by, yet, nevertheless, contain a multitude of wonders: A Hare’s Toilet for instance: “Screened on three sides by grass, but open enough so that / a sitting hare, about its ablutions, might keep an eye on / things, enough to chill a little.”

Elsewhere toothwort is an “alien weirdness sort of flower, sucking the roots of tolerant trees” while grey wags are “Smart birds, business suited in slate grey and sharp citrine shirts, black moustachioed, their / incessant metronome tails wagging away”.

Forget the heavens and their endless scope: “the beach / re-makes its own constellations every tide, infinity / rearranging itself under water.” GM

Launch of Gordon Hodgeon’s final poems

Mudfog are publishing the last poems Gordon wrote.  The booklet will be launched in the conservatory at Preston Park, on the afternoon of Saturday 25th March at 3 o’clock.

Many of you will remember the launches of Gordon’s books “Old Workings” and “Talking to the Dead” at the same venue.

We hope to see you there.