is an imprint of Reality Street
dedicated to imaginative prose writing – books that are out of the ordinary, hard to categorise but good to read.
Recent titles (2021)are
SEEKING AIR by Barbara Guest
JOURNEYS ON A DIME: SELECTED STORIES by Toby Olson
BONE by Philip Terry
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You can still buy books
Reality Street published 68 books between 1993-2016. The press is no longer actively publishing but will keep 39 backlist titles in print for the foreseeable future. A further eleven, though out of print, are available as free downloadable pdfs from this website.
Many prices have been cut, and books can be dispatched anywhere in the world at reasonable p&p rates. Below is a selection of favourites: click on images or titles to see more information and to order online.
OUT OF EVERYWHERE
Innovative poetry by 30 women in North America and Britain – a classic, still in print since its first publication in 1996. Edited by Maggie O'Sullivan.
OUT OF EVERYWHERE 2
The sequel to OUT OF EVERYWHERE, published in 2015, edited by Emily Critchley, collecting work by 44 poets who have come to prominence since the first anthology was published. With an optional CD of audio work by contributors.
RRP £15, RS price £12.50 or £15 inc CD
LET ME TELL YOU
An amazing novel composed entirely of the vocabulary Ophelia is allotted in Hamlet. Paul Griffiths, a noted musicologist, adapted extracts as a libretto for Hans Abrahamsen's composition, which has been sung by Barbara Hannigan.
RRP £9, RS price £7.50
THE REALITY STREET BOOK OF SONNETS
With 84 contributors in over 350 pages, this popular anthology explores the myriad ways poets have stretched, deconstructed and re-composed the sonnet. Edited by Jeff Hilson.
The stories of the Norman Conquest you never heard. This tour de force of language was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize.
RRP £10.50, RS price £8.50
GRAVITY AS A CONSEQUENCE OF SHAPE
The first complete editions of these major poetic projects of the 1970s-1990s, now definitively collected in two volumes.
RRP £18 each, RS price £15 separately, £25 together
IN THE HOUSE OF THE SHAMAN
A work from the early 1990s, still in print, by this poet and artist who uses sound and visuals in extraordinary ways.
BODY OF WORK
Large collection of previously out-of-print books originally published by small presses in the 1980s.
Paperback reprint of a beautiful book originally published as a limited edition hardback.
RRP £9, RS price £6
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS
COLLECTED POEMS & SEQUENCES
COLLECTED POEMS VOL 3
The definitive collections of the late Bill Griffiths' poetry between 1966-96, edited by Alan Halsey.
RRP £18 each, RS price £15 separately, £35 together
DOWN WITH BEAUTY
Exile, war, paranoia, improvised music and nothingness - a series of linked dramatic monologues, dialogues and short fictions (including "Nostalgia for Unknown Cities", previously published separately).
RRP £10.50, RS price £8.50
Ken Edwards' first novel, originally published in 1998.
RRP £9.50, RS price £5
WHEN YOU BUY BOOKS from this site p&p will automatically be added at the following rates (anywhere in the world):
- £5.00 (orders up to £24.99)
- £7.50 (£25 or more)
The Alchemist’s Mind (ed.David Miller)
Botsotso (ed. Allan K Horwitz)
Andrea Brady: Cut From the Rushes
Paul Brown: A Cabin in the Mountains
Cris Cheek/Sianed Jones: Songs From Navigation
Kelvin Corcoran: Lyric Lyric
James Davies: Plants
John Gilmore: Head of a Man
Leopold Haas: The Raft
Jeff Hilson: stretchers
Peter Hughes: Allotment Architecture
Peter Hughes: Quite Frankly
Redell Olsen: Secure Portable Space
Richard Makin: Dwelling
Wendy Mulford: The Land Between
Douglas Oliver: Whisper ‘Louise’
Sean Pemberton: White
Peter Riley: Excavations
Lisa Robertson: The Weather
Lou Rowan: Alphabet of Love Serial
Maurice Scully: Steps
Lawrence Upton: Wire Sculptures
Carol Watts: Occasionals
Johan de Wit: Gero Nimo
Out of print – downloadable as pdf:
Tony Baker: In Transit
Ken Edwards: eight + six
Jim Goar: Seoul Bus Poems
John Hall: Apricot Pages
Fanny Howe: O'Clock
Fanny Howe: Emergence
Peter Jaeger: Rapid Eye Movement
David Miller: The Dorothy & Benno Stories
Sarah Riggs: chain of minuscule...
Maurice Scully: Sonata
Carol Watts: Wrack