Nov 19, 2018

Seeing Voices



We’re excited to be involved in Seeing Voices, an exhibition of poetry and illustration opening in the Upper Gallery of The Poly in Falmouth. The exhibition will be open from the 20th-24th of November, with a private view on Thursday 22nd November (this Thursday) as part of the biennial Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival.

The show gathers work from students, staff and alumni of Falmouth University’s MA Illustration: Authorial Practice course, with a specific focus on poetry and illustration. Several Atlantic Press collaborators will feature in the exhibition, including Phyllida Bluemel, who illustrated On Ridgegrove Hill, Mat Osmond who illustrated Stone and John Kilburn, author of 72 Hours.

The exhibition will also make a feature of our friends at Guillemot Press who specialise in illustrated poetry and have worked with a number of students and graduates of the MA including Lucy Kerr, who illustrated A Day That You Happen to Know and C F Sherratt who worked with Sarah Cave on Like Fragile Clay.


Image from The Clearing by Luke Thompson and Mairead Dunne (showing)

As well as being a group show of poetry and illustration, Seeing Voices includes a collaborative body of new work based on Brendan Kennelly’s long poem The Man Made of Rain.
The Man Made of Rain is an autobiographical account of visions Kennelly had during quadruple bypass surgery, exploring the boundaries between life and death.

All of the contributing artists to the wider show were also invited to submit a piece (or pieces) of new work to illustrate a line from The Man Made of Rain, the result is a reconfigurated version of Kennelly’s original poem, accompanied by beautiful, thoughtful visuals from some of the most exciting illustrative practitioners we know.

Image from Mouth by Hannah Levene and Catrin Morgan (showing)

If all that wasn’t enough, the show will also include a first glimpse at our upcoming publication. Keep an eye out in the coming days for an official announcement.
As usual, we’ll have a table of beautiful books in the space, which you’ll be able to come and see all week, as will Guillemot Press, and there will also be a huge selection of books, prints and originals by the showing illustrators for sale.

We hope to see you there.

Jun 19, 2015

New Publication! – On Ridgegrove Hill

  We are very pleased to announce our latest publication! On Ridgegrove Hill is a collection of poems by Alyson Hallett inspired by her time as the second Charles Causley poet-in-residence, the first to live in Causley’s house – Cypress Well – on Ridgegrove Hill in Launceston. Cyprus Well, Causley’s house, is a stepping-down-into house. One step […]

Pick me up by Anna Kiernan, illustrated by Harriet Lee-Merrion is avaible from Atlantic Press Books.
Jun 01, 2015

Pick Me Up – Interview with Anna Kiernan, Poet.

Anna Kiernan was interviewed by Phyllida Bluemel during the Atlantic Press and Tiny Pencil exhibition last year. Anna is an arts consultant, mother and Senior Lecturer in Writing at Falmouth University. Anna’s new book is an Atlantic press published poetry chapbook, in collaboration with Illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. Anna’s other books are Voices for Peace (Scribner), Bit […]

Mar 23, 2015

An Interview with Alys Jones

Aly Jones is the Bristol-based illustrator behind the wonderful Beyond The Wire  a meta-fiction based on the First World War, a visual conversation with the poets and our collective historical knowledge of the years 1914-1918.