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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New Walk 9 is launched

Issue 9 is now available, following the hugely successful one-off launch event at Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, on 15 October:


Robert Etty reads at the launch of New Walk 9, October 2014


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New Walk 9


New poems from Peter Daniels, Kathryn Daszkiewicz, Claire Crowther, Robert Etty, Anthony Rowland, Anthony Caleshu, and many more besides.

Articles on R.S. Thomas by David Whiting and Elizabeth Bishop by Tony Roberts, Dispatches from New Zealand and New York, a previously unseen portrait of R.S Thomas by Robert Petts, images by George Gkrekas, and an extensive section of insightful reviews you can trust.

And, of course, much more. Get your copy here, now!

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New Walk 9 launch/retrospective event, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham, October 15

Join us at Nottingham’s finest bookshop on Wednesday 15 October, for the launch of issue 9. This will also be a retrospective, with readings from the first nine issues of the magazine. See for directions. Readers galore, wine, and other merriments. Doors: 7pm. See you there!

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New Walk 8 dances in!


New poems from David Wheatley, Fiona Moore, John Mole, Gregory Woods, Claudia Gary, Andrew Waterman, Peter Rawlings, James Davey, Jo Dixon, William Wootten, Becky Cullen, and more besides.

Articles on the poets of the 1930s by Neil Corcoran, and on regional anthologies by N. S. Thompson.

Dispatches from New Zealand and New York, images by Olena Lobunets and Emma Hellowell.

Reviews of books by Bill Manhire, Matthew Clegg, Anna Lewis, Rob A. Mackenzie, Andrew Bailey, Ailbhe Darcy, and the Poetry of Sex, by the likes of Tim Dooley, Henry King and Helen Tookey.

Gripping fiction from Damon King.

And, of course, much more. Get your copy right now! It’s quick to do. This one is likely to sell out.

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New Walk 7 arrives!

New Walk issue 7 is now available!

New poems by John Ashbery, Sujata Bhatt, Carole Satyamurti, Daljit Nagra, Eleanor Rees, John McAuliffe, Matthew Stewart, Alan Jenkins, Frances-Anne King, Richie McCaffery, Carrie Etter, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Andrew Pidoux, Nicholas Friedman, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Andrew Taylor and many others.

Jordan Wise interviews Li-Young Lee.  Mark Ford on Hart Crane and Samuel Greenberg. Ian Parks on Chartist poetry.  Tony Roberts on Randall Jarrell. And Quincy R. Lehr lances a few boils.

There are also images by Sarah Kirby. Oh – and much more, of course.


This is a magazine you want to buy, isn’t it?



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