The Hydrazine launch – part of the Bristol Poetry Festival 2014

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The Hydrazine will be launched as part of the Bristol Poetry Festival at the Hydra Bookshop on Sept 19th 7pm… everyone pays a door tax of £2 which gets you a copy of the Hydrazine, a free glass of cider and the opportunity to hear poets featured in the ‘zine. There will also be the premier of Semblance, a film by Sarer Scotthorne and Albert Zhang, the Schoolboy’s Death Trio/Sarer Scotthorne collaboration film How I Got My Name, film-poems from Matt Duggan, (more films tbc) plus live music (including the Andrew Neil Hayes experience…). All for £2… printed by Hesterglock Press, art/design by Paul Hawkins.

Here are some work-in-progress pics…

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Boscombe Revolution Issue 3 seeks radical submissions

Boscombe Revolution, Issue 3

Issue 3 of Boscombe Revolution is now open for submissions of poems and / or flash fiction. For Issue 3 co-editors Paul Hawkins and Mark Burnhope are joined by guest editor Sarer Scotthorne.

The themes for this issue are REVOLUTION and GENDER.

As editors and guest editor of Issue 3, Mark, Sarer and Paul are particularly keen to receive submissions of the following to Issue 3 of Boscombe Revolution, and to further issues:

* work which interprets ‘revolution’ from a women’s / feminist perspective

* work from Black women and other Women of Colour

* work from poets and writers of all genders, sexual orientations and dis/abilities

Please send a max. of 6 poems of no more than 30 lines and / or flash fiction of no more than 300 words to

We would prefer unpublished submissions, but we will consider previously published work that meets this Issue’s provocations in an outstanding manner…

Submissions will close on September 5th.


Issue 2 launch films

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So we launched Issue 2 at the Vita Nova Theatre Space in the heart of Boscombe on Friday June 27th. There were some technical gremlins at work, and unfortunately two poets, Bethany W. Pope and Michael Scott were beset with transport problems and couldn’t make it at the last moment.
We had a good crowd and sold some books.
Sarer Scotthorne filmed the launch, and here are some of the edited performances, along with the film poems made by Bruno Neiva, Leanne Bridgewater and Antony R Owen that were also shown.
Big thanks to all those who came to the launch, especially those who performed and travelled to Boscombe for this gig.

Buy Issue 2 here

Issue 2 launch gig

Boscombe Revolution, Hesterglock Press, Issue 2, New


Admission is by ticket only to the free launch night of Issue 2 of pocket-rocket anthology Boscombe Revolution.

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2014 Saboteur Awards

Boscombe Revolution, Issue 2

We had a table at the book fair during the day of Sabotage Reviews 2014 Saboteur Awards at The Jericho Tavern in Oxford on Saturday 31st May. We had a great time… we sold copies of Issue 1 and 2 of Boscombe Revolution, our latest publication, West Side Herstory and all the excerpts from poet Sarer Scotthorne’s new pamphlet, Blood, that we’ll be publishing later this month were taken.


We met with other writers, poets, performers and publishers, and saw some great readings throughout the afternoon. The full results from the awards are here, on the Sabotage Reviews site.


Big thanks to Claire Trevien, Richard T Watson, Andi Berryman and James Murphy for organisng the whole event. Sabotage Reviews is a brilliant supporter of independent presses, writers and poets, and bends over backwards to support this oeuvre.

Boscombe Revolution Issue 2

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BOSC REV FRONT COVER 1aIssue 2 of Boscombe Revolution (ISSN 2054-2828) will be available in April, co-edited by myself and Mark Burnhope. It has poems and flash fiction on the provocations of ‘revolution’ and ‘sound’ and we’re excited to announce that it will feature Stuart Mckenzie, Bethany W. Pope, Gus Crotty, Nick Power, Tim Cumming, Michael Scott, Catfish McDaris, Sarer Scotthorne, James Manlow, Martin Myers, Leanne Bridgewater, Mishi Bopairai, bruno nieva, Tim Wells, Gary Budgen, David Webb, Gary Budden, Brendan Cleary, Antony Owen, Susan Mckevoy, Mangal Patel, Ejder Raif, Mark and myself.

Issue 2 will be printed by Risograph at Bellevue Press in Southampton on recycled paper;  Corona Offset 100gsm for the pages and Corona Offset 240gsm for the cover. Cover artwork is by artista plástico, poeta visual e reescritor bruno neiva and will be the usual A6 size in a ltd edition of 75 copies, published by HesterGlock Press and available to ship by the end of April.

Copies will be for sale from the HesterGlock Press website for £4.00 + p&p