Yew Tree Press of Stroud


Despite the pandemic and the international emergency, Yew Tree Press is continuing to publish pamphlets and books. Unfortunately, we are unable at this time to accompany the publication with launch events at Stroud's Museum in the Park as we should like to do and has we have done for several years. We are hoping to find a way of making online launches, through Zoom, feasible and attractive, and details of any forthcoming launches will appear here.

We have five books in the offing. Four of these are pamphlets of poetry. Diana Humphrey's Remnants: Poems for Zoë is a short collection of poems written in memory of Diana's daughter. They are strong poems whose imagery sustains thought and feeling and whose sequence is memorable and integral.

Three new pamphlets respond in different ways to the importance of the natural world to our well-being in times of crisis. Philip Rush followed the same walk for one hundred consecutive days during the national lockdown in the spring and early summer of 2020. The poems in Light Wood Dark were assembled after eighty days around the wood, as part of the Outposted Project.

Mark Huband walked farther afield and his pamphlet, The Crossing, records almost in real time his emotions and thoughts as he undertakes the demanding GR10 long-distance footpath across the French Pyrenees, beginning in Hendaye on the Atlantic coast in the Bay of Biscay and heading east to cross the Basque country.

JLM Morton, who is a leading light in the Outposted Project, has been spending time visiting Lake 32 on the Cotswold Water Park near South Cerney. She has responded to the borders between the natural world and human leisure and has walked through the woodland and swum through cold water in order to bring despatches from experiences more foreign than we might imagine. The poems in Lake 32 are at the same time varied and adventurous with language and form while adding together to capture an important and intriguing sense of place and time.

The pamphlets cost £5 each, including postage, £10 for three. Email your order by clicking here.

Finally, there is a wonderful book of photographs from Andrew Fusek Peters, with accompanying text, which follow a calendar year in the Shropshire hills. Hill and Vale is a full-size art-photography book whose photographs of the wildlife and landscapes of Shropshire are second to none. Hill and Vale is available direct from us at £25 (UK postage included). Email your order by clicking here.




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