To publish an anthology of poetry edited by Mike Ferguson & Rupert Loydell.
About the project
This anthology came out a shared enthusiasm for and addiction to music, along with a certain middle-aged nostalgia which emerged as the result of failing to be moved by so much of the music we have greedily devoured over the last few years, and thankfully being intenseley moved by some. Music can excite, delight, goad, amuse or bore the listener – it also has the capacity to lodge itself in your brain and be heard in the imagination at the strangest times.
This anthology is about that, about spiralling back into memories, about yesterday’s music today: music that has lodged itself in these poets’ hearts and souls, and which never fails to move them when recalled or listened to anew.
It has to be said, we didn’t get the work we expected when we sent out our call for submission. Whilst we share a taste for 70s rock and have differing individual tastes that lean more towards blues and west coast rock or free jazz and post-punk respectively, our contributors here are moved by different things. Squat bands, contemporay and romantic classical composers, singer songwriters, improvisers, glitch artistes and trad jazzers all get a mention here in this fascinating and engaging cornucopia which we hope will surprise you as much as it surprised us as the work arrived.
The poets anthologised are:
Rupert M. Loydell,
Stephen C. Middleton,
Sheila E. Murphy,
and Angela Topping,