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In 2013, Ink Sweat & Tears started print publishing, with the launch of our anthology TWELVE: Slanted Poems for Christmas. Since then we have taken over the publication of the winning pamphlets for the Café Writers Pamphlet Commission which expanded to the whole of the UK in 2014 and saw two very talented poets share the honours. One of the resulting pamphlets, Jay Bernard’s The Red and Yellow Nothing was shortlisted for the Poetry Society’s 2016 Ted Hughes Award.


Sir Morien has returned! Jay has created some additional work for the amazing Bedtime Stories for the End of the World series and you can find ‘The Sea Road’ on the Episode Six: The Humdrum of Bone podcast here. (All six episodes of this ‘apocalyptic new poetry podcast about the power of myth and the politics of storytelling’ are well worth hearing and include poets such as Inua Ellams, Kayo Chingonyi, Rachel Long, Leonardo Boix and Joelle Taylor.)





Joint Winner of the Café Writers Pamphlet Commission

Shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award.

The Arthurian tale of Sir Morien is the story of a young knight described as being “black from head to toe”, who rides to Camelot to find his father.

But what happened before this story began? Jay Bernard’s The Red and Yellow Nothing is a prequel that asks this question, and in the process meditates on the black presence in European art and culture, long before the invention of the divisive racial categories that exist today.

Morien’s story moves across genders, landscapes and centuries with references as diverse as William Dunbar and Kendrick Lamar. Patience Agbabi calls the collection “a psychedelic trip of genre and gender, fizzing with 600 years of wordplay.”

Read the Reviews and Interviews with Jay, who was also shortlisted for, and won, the Ted Hughes Award in 2017 for ‘Surge: Side A’, a spoken word performance created with live literature group Speaking Volumes.


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Joint Winner of the Café Writers Pamphlet Commission

Euclid’s Harmonics borrows its title from a mysterious lost manuscript by Philemon Holland, whose “rare Greeke character” is said to have been the template for John Baskerville’s famous typeface. Onto this ghostly text Jonathan Morley overlays a reckoning of his years in Coventry, manipulating register, form and language to create a dazzling, genre-defying collection. Baroque, sweeping, and with a scathing humour running throughout, Euclid’s Harmonics captures humanity in its many guises, presenting an unsettling vision of impermanence, decay, and regret. Chosen by Jeremy Noel-Tod as one of his Twitter #PoetryBooks2016.

Check out the Reviews!



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Our first IS&T Press publication!

Now let us present to you . . . contemporary scenes of domestic gothic; of family tenderness and detachment; of a green jelly tsunami engulfing a tinseled high street. It snows, bankers gorge on chocolate coins and the Salvation Army fights to play in time.This is not the advertised Christmas.

Twelve shiny new poems from Moniza Alvi, Carrie Etter, WN Herbert, Andrea Holland, Ira Lightman, Bobby Parker, Bethany W Pope, Penelope Shuttle, George Szirtes, Tim Turnbull, Julia Webb and Luke Wright.

TWELVE: Slanted Poems for Christmas, edited by IS&T’s Helen Ivory and Kate Birch.

Check out the Reviews!


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