Innovative writing in
poetry and prose
Reality Street published sixty-seven books between 1993 and 2016, featuring some of the most innovative poets and writers in Britain, North America and elsewhere.
Some of the highlights have been the two Out of Everywhere anthologies of innovative poetry by women, The Reality Street Book of Sonnets, Mop Mop Georgette and Selected Poems by Denise Riley (now sadly out of print), major collections by Allen Fisher, the late Bill Griffiths and Maggie O'Sullivan and acclaimed novels by Paul Griffiths and Philip Terry.
The press continues to keep in print (as far as possible) and promote its existing titles, and to support adventurous writing, but plans no new publications for the foreseeable future.
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Reality Street's final two titles
Reality Street's two substantial titles of 2016 bring to an end its publishing programme:
The complete text of Allen Fisher's Gravity as a Consequence of Shape project, which started in 1982 (following the completion of PLACE) and spanned two decades. Although the texts have been published in various locations at various times, this is the first time they have all been brought together in one definitive edition.
596pp, retail price £18, Reality Street price £15
This is the third and final volume in our series collecting the poetry of the late Bill Griffiths. Although this covers just the first five years of his residence in Seaham, County Durham, following his move from London, it was an extremely prolific period, during which he produced 24 poetry pamphlets, now hard to obtain. His poetry from the late 1990s onwards was published in substantial editions, still in print or easily obtainable – so we shall be calling a halt here for now.
524pp, retail price £18, Reality Street price £15
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Recent highlights and bestsellers
The stories of the Norman Conquest you never heard. This tour de force of language was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize.
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS
COLLECTED POEMS & SEQUENCES
COLLECTED POEMS VOL 3
The definitive collections of the late Bill Griffiths' work of the 1960s/90s.
OUT OF EVERYWHERE
The original! Innovative poetry by women - a classic, still in print since its first publication in 1996. Edited by Maggie O'Sullivan.