New Walk Editions pamphlets – Alan Jenkins & Polly Atkin (issue 16)

The two new New Walk Editions pamphlets are now available! See:

Alan Jenkins, Tidemarks

Sea-scenes encountered in childhood, and the south London of a nautical-school adolescence, all remembered or revisited in middle age (or in dreams), provide the governing sights and sounds of these poems – a coast eroded by time, washed over by memory, sharpened by pangs of pleasure or regret. Voices of the past, and of sea-dogs real and imagined, form a reproachful counterpoint to the lyrical ‘I’, and as always in this poet’s work a distinctive music emerges from the collision of emotional
raggedness with metrical discipline, exacting eloquence with salty vernacular.

‘Jenkins stands out among his male peers with his uniquely compelling blend of intense feeling and elegant style’
Carol Ann Duffy

Polly Atkin, With Invisible Rain

With Invisible Rain explores location and dislocation in and of the body, through poems drawing on lived experience and found texts. Through the frame of the English Lake District, the poems examine living with invisible disabilities, and how pain might communicate, and be communicated.
The pamphlet is organised around extracts from two longer sequences. ‘v/s’ explores experience of Genetic Haemochromatosis, the treatment for which involves having pints of blood taken to counteract iron overload. In ‘Much with Body’, meanwhile, words from Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals are repurposed to uncover the connection between the landscapes within and without: the external weather of the Lakes and the internal weather of the body.

‘At once deeply authentic and luminously metaphorical’
Sasha Dugdale

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New Walk Editions pamphlets – Zayneb Allak & John Mole (issue 15)

We are delighted to announce publication of new poetry pamphlets by John Mole and Zayneb Allak – the first pamphlet publications from New Walk Editions! Order now, or subscribe to the series, at
John Mole, A Different Key

John Mole’s most recent collection is Gestures and Counterpoints (Shoestring Press). A recipient of the Gregory and Cholmondeley Awards for poetry and the Signal Award for his poems for children, he lives in Hertfordshire where he is president of the Ver Poets and plays regularly as a jazz clarinet­tist.
‘The fresh ground chanced upon’ which John Mole evokes in one of the poems here is discoverable in them all. Mole’s mastery of form and his deft balance of wit and gravity between them make familiar subjects – family, old age, art itself – new, surprising, and, most important, entirely convincing. John Lucas
In this group of poems, John Mole’s humanity and formal skills are deployed to eloquent effect. Grief is balanced by humour in a way that perfectly conveys the fluctuations of the mourning process. Carole Satyamurti

Passionate, skilful, witty and deeply moving, these poems prove John Mole’s gifts of perfect pitch, perfect touch and perfect time. Nick Drake
Zayneb Allak, Keine Angst
The poems in Keine Angst are warm, shrewd, loving, astute. They listen to voices, and enter the spaces left when voices are absent. In these endeavours, they travel: overseas, into the earth, and into themselves. They are concerned with being out of place, and unexpected homecomings.
Zayneb Allak grew up in Baghdad and Birmingham, and has since lived and worked in various places around the world. She has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from Nottingham Trent University, and is Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. This is her first pamphlet.
Zayneb Allak’s voice is an unusual one: fluid, staunch, magical. These are poems that can suggest, in a short space, the capaciousness of a life. Linguistically as well as geo­graphically on the move, these are reflective, imaginative poems for our time. Moniza Alvi
These are confident, questing, and very timely poems, which keep tuning in to the idea of home, but are arrestingly alert to what lies beyond familiar borders. Zayneb Allak keeps listening – to other people, to other languages, and most crucially to the serious music in her own playful, pleasurable words. John Greening
These are bold and risk-taking poems, which make for an exhilarating and

compelling read. The direct and uncompromising voice is spare yet expansive and every line packs a punch. Immensely readable and extremely moving, Keine Angst is a work of great power and originality. Anna Saunders

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New Walk 14

IMG_4923Mark Ford, John Gallas, Carrie Etter, Anna Saunders, Caroline Maldonado, Evan Jones, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Gina Wilson and others. An interview with Toby Martinez de las Rivas. John Lucas on C. K. Williams. And a great deal more! This is, for the time being, the last print copy of New Walk magazine, as we turn our attention to poetry pamphlets. Buy here.

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New Walk 13

ISSUE 13 – autumn/winter 2016/17 – BUY HERE!


New poems by Tom Pickard, Mary Noonan, John Greening, Zayneb Allak, Aly Stoneman, Stephen Knight, John Lucas, Alan Jenkins, Sue Dymoke and others. N.S. Thompson on B.H. Fairchild. Artwork by artists from the Leicester Print Workshop. And a lot more!NW13.cover2mini.jpg

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New Walk 12

New Walk 12 is here. New poems by Josephine Corcoran, Kate Miller, William Bedford, Rebecca Goss, Carrie Etter, Alan Baker and many more. A short story by Helen Mort. Rona Cran on Frank O’Hara and Allen Ginsberg. David Wheatley on Ezra Pound’s Posthumous Cantos. Dimitris Lyacos in interview. Artwork by David Corbett and others.


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New Walk 11 coverISSUE 11 CONTAINS:

Poems by Gustav Sack (translated by Peter J. King), Anna Saunders, D. A. Prince, Tim Dooley, Kate Miller, Matt Howard, Ian Parks, Judith Willson and others.

New Walk asks ‘how do you feel now about your first collection?’, with contributions from Moniza Alvi, Mark Ford, Don Share, Michael Schmidt, Tom Pickard, Melissa Lee-Houghton, John Clegg and Alison Brackenbury.

John Lucas considers syllabics. N.S. Thompson talks Adrian Henri. Other articles on F. T. Prince, Theodore Roethke and Charles Causley.

Artwork from the Damaged Landscape competition. Plus reviews, fiction, more artwork, more poems. A bumper issue.


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New Walk 10 is out now!

New Walk 10 Thank you to all of our subscribers for helping us to reach this milestone tenth issue. The magazine survives – and thrives – because of your support, and that of our contributors.

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New poems by Isabel Bermudez, Nicholas Murray, Matthew Sweeney, Lisa Kelly, Carol Rumens, Alan Jenkins, John Greening, Emma Lee, and many others. Grevel Lindop on W. D. Snodgrass. Philip Morre on John Ashbery’s French translations. Stunning artwork from Gurminder Sikand, Michael Kurtz and Miguel Ivorra. We celebrate tenth issue with a feature on ‘the perils of being a poetry reviewer’, with contributions from Clare Pollard, Jeremy Noel-Tod, William Logan, Carol Rumens, Robert Potts, David Wheatley and other of our leading poetry critics and editors. This is supported by our customarily incisive and opinionated reviews section. Oh, and a good deal more besides. Postage FREE worldwide – order yours here!

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