One of the ways The Collective supports contemporary poetry is through publishing it.
It does this without the normal confines that main stream commercial publishers have to consider,
in other words, it publishes work purely on artistic merit and not based
on a calculation of financial gain.
This requires great commitment from both the organization and each writer concerned as new art
takes time to find its audience. Through the purchase of the books below you can help the movement
fund the next 'new work' and continue its task of promoting poetry.
Our main distributor in the UK is
All trade orders should be placed through them.
for members of the public
All books shown here are in stock and are listed in order of publication (most recent first).
For 'collectors' out of stock books appear at the bottom of this page
To Order send a cheque made payable to ' The Collective ' (follow this link for the address)
Postage is free within the U.K.
Overseas enquiries please e-mail first
for current delivery charges. Thank you for your support.
*** New publications***
author Alicia Stubbersfield ISBN 1 899449 21 3 price £6.50
author John Latham ISBN 1 899449 16 7 price £6.50
Private People isbn 1 899449 50 7 price £5.95
Of Sawn Grain isbn 1 899449 35 3 price £5.00
Tilt isbn 1 899449 30 2 price £5.95
Clicking on books in this section takes you to a page dedicated to the individual poets.
author Cliff Forshaw ISBN 1 899449 11 6 price £6.50
author Graham Hartill ISBN 1 899449 01 9 price £8.00
Naked Playing the Cello
author Jane Blank ISBN 1 899449 95 7 price £6.50
author Angela Morton isbn 1 899449 90 6 price £6.50
author John Jones isbn 1 899449 80 9 price £6.50
author Ric Hool isbn 1 899449 80 9 price £6.50
author Alicia Stubbersfield isbn 1 899449 65 5 price £5.95
author Ric Hool isbn 1 899449 70 1 price £5.95
author David A Hill isbn 1 899449 55 8 price £5.95
author Ric Hool isbn 1 899449 45 0 price £5.95
by Lesley Lambton
The Collective Press isbn 1-8994-49 20 5 Lesley Lambton combines a quiet freshness with Tyneside grit, her word journeys filter silence through the hubbub of life. there is a sensitivity here i thought was out of fashion and a strength of feeling to embarrass academia John Jones
by Rachel Ballard
The Collective Press isbn 1-8994-49 25 6 "The poems are a joy to read (with a bonus in her illustrations, my favourite blue meconopsis betonicifolia). But I shouldn't have been surprised; her poetry reflects the humanity and warmth that I first saw in her architecture." Ken Livingstone