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A Study of a Long-Lived Magma Ocean on a Young Moon, MW Bewick and Ella Johnston. Published April 2022.

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VLOED, Lucia Dove. Published May 2021


’There is land that was once sea and there is sea that was once land and there are the places that are in waiting.’

VLOED / flood / flood-tide / flow

VLOED is a work of creative nonfiction. Comprising historical analysis, poetry and photography, the book explores the shared cultural memory and landscape between Essex and the Netherlands in relation to the North Sea Flood of 1953. The disaster, which left deep impressions at both local and national levels across the two places, is perceived here through the lenses of heritage, homesickness and decay.

Lucia Dove is a writer from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, living in the Netherlands.

Pomes Flixus, MW Bewick. Published May 2020

Pomes Flixus MW Bewick

The poems in Pomes Flixus are a collision of constantly shifting perspectives and descriptive transitions that transport the mind to unexpected places, undercut preconceptions and arrive, often poignantly, in non-culminations. Found phrases, pop and classical references, the avant-garde, below-the-line commentary, the vocabulary of finance and marketing, all co-exist alongside depictions of the natural world and the suburban everyday. The impressionistic vignettes, whether seeing a leaf on a path, waiting at a station, remembering absent friends, or watching the rain, never seek to define. Instead, they celebrate ambiguity and the subjectivity of thought that underpins our temporal experience of the world. Beneath the heteroglossia and aleatory effects, is a series of sometimes startling evocations of life in the modern world, sharp with considerations of culture, class and the use of language itself.

PORT, Anthology. Published October 2019

PORT, Dunlin Press 2019

More than places where ships load and unload, ports are points of departure and arrival, places where ‘here’ contacts ‘there’, and where known and unknown meet.

The 274-page book includes specially commissioned writing from 38 contributors, and features 20 photographs and illustrations. Geographically, the anthology reaches all corners of the UK and beyond – from giant container ports to small fishing villages, while the breadth of writing and experience in the volume is as diverse as the ports themselves.

Lessons for an Apprentice Eel Catcher, Alex Toms. Published October 2018 

Lessons for an Apprentice Eel Catcher, Alex Toms. Published by Dunlin Press
Lessons for An Apprentice Eel Catcher is a debut collection from poet Alex Toms. Here Toms introduces us to a troupe of curious characters to explore themes of love, womanhood and sex. At the centre of this collection is the eel catcher, a shadowy figure who lives on the fringes of everyday experience. The eel catcher weaves willow traps, and tales of folklore and magic, evoking an East Anglia inhabited by poachers, witches and ghosts. In her poems, Toms skilfully summons the uncanny, and out of it draws a slithering sense with which we are all familiar. Here are all the snares of life, and also perhaps, a spell that could set us free. 

The Orphaned Spaces, MW Bewick and Ella Johnston. Published August 2018

The Orphaned Spaces, MW Bewick and Ella Johnston published by Dunlin Press

The Orphaned Spaces,  is an illustrated exploration of overlooked areas of natural beauty – edgelands, ex-industrial, derelict and brownfield sites, and the sometimes rare flora and fauna that is found there. More than a nature book, it is a rumination on life, loss and time, through the prism of liminal spaces captured in moments between dilapidation and regeneration. The book is the culmination of a multi-discipline collaboration by poet MW Bewick and artist Ella Johnston.

The Orphaned Spaces is also available as a limited edition, made-to-order box set.

Priced Out, Tinsel Edwards. Published August 2017

Priced Out by Tinsel Edwards, photography Lady Ray
Photography Lady Ray

Priced Out, by Tinsel Edwards, is a personal and powerful look at the declining state of housing in the capital through the eyes of an artist. It traces the high rises in cost of rented accommodation, the spiralling property prices, and skewers the reasons why artists, who contribute – like so many others – so much to the character, wellbeing and uniqueness of London life, are being priced out of the city.

Scarecrow, MW Bewick. Published March 2017

MW Bewick Scarecrow

This debut collection of poems from MW Bewick transfigures contemporary landscapes of the city and the countryside in an unsettling flux of fractured narrative time and atomised human agency.  At turns wistful, angry, and touched with remorse, this inventive and thought-provoking volume brings together registers of folk, baroque and the surreal to confront a 21st-century sense of existential crisis.

The Migrant Waders, Anthology. Published March 2016

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Dunlin Press’ second book The Migrant Waders, a collection of illustration, evocative prose, poetry and reportage that follows the migration routes of wading and shore birds from the high arctic to the tropics.

Est. Collected Reports from East Anglia, Anthology. Published March 2015

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Its first book is Est: Collected reports from East Anglia, a collection of fiction, non-fiction and psychogeography from Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.


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