A brand new 30 page pamphlet from Black Light Engine Room Press!
Featuring a cover photograph by the great Robin Dale, these poems are some of Harry’s personal favourites. Once again, they are rooted in his beloved north east and portray its heritage and people in all of their ragged glory.
Purchase price of £7 includes first class p&p.
Barrie West and Harry Gallagher proudly present ‘Slabs’, an exciting new art/poetry collaboration
Behind every shopper/consumer is a life. We could be forgiven for forgetting this, but every person going about their daily business is a unique human being rather than a pattern of trends. As such, every one of those people has lived through joy, loss, comedy, tragedy, generosity, mean spiritedness and every state in between.
Taking this as a starting point, artist Barrie West has created 40 apparently drab, everyday scenes, giving poet Harry Gallagher just a single quatrain for each to create a unique story or statement. The results are comic, tragic, thought provoking and inspiring.
£6 (this includes p&p)
Harry is delighted to announce his new full collection, Northern Lights, is out now from Stairwell Books and you can buy it here for just £9.50 (that’s £8 plus £1.50 p&p).
Northern Lights is “a celebration of a world sculpted by industry and polished by grit now abandoned to archaeologists.” It’s crammed full of the people of the North – their hopes, dreams and disappointments – and is a kind of collective poetic love letter to them.
Here’s what they say:
“There are gems herein.” – John Hegley, Poet & Comedian
“Harry’s poems are full of the natural rhythm of his accent, the invention of his dry Northern wit and the conviction of his own truth, not afraid to stand its ground.” – Henry Normal, Poet & Co-Writer of The Royle Family
“The spiritual and humanitarian successor to Adrian Mitchell.” – Neil Fulwood, Poet & Publisher (Lucifer Press)