Poetry

Red Earth
Poems
Chris Searle

'...Searle's compassion, anger and sense of historical morality as a storyteller are reminiscent of the early Gorki.' John Berger

First published by Journeyman:
1980
Paperback £5
Come Close
Poems
Nigel Gray

'Nigel Gray writes poetry as it ought to be written. I think it's the poetry millions of silent people would write if they could.' Edward Bond

Illustrated by: 
Ken Sprague
First published by Journeyman:
1978
Paperback
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Poems
David Craig

'Craig and Sprague have composed a fine and fighting book which I hope will help to change Britain's lukewarm attitude to poetry.' Adrian Mitchell

Illustrated by: 
Ken Sprague
First published by Journeyman:
1978
Upbeat
Poems and Stories
Michelene Wandor

A collection of feminist poems and short stories by this well-known playwright.

First published by Journeyman:
1982
Paperback, £5
The Twelve, and the Scythians
Alexander Blok

A new English edition with Annenkov's 1918 illustrations and an afterword by the Moscow book historian, Yuri Molok.

Jack Lindsay
Illustrated by: 
Yuri Annenkov
Journeyman Chapbook 8, no copies left
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
(by C.3.3.)
Oscar Wilde

A heartfelt cry against the legal violence of the hangman's rope.

Illustrated by: 
Frans Masereel
First published by Journeyman:
1980
Journeyman Chapbook 1, no copies left
Shelley's Socialism
and Popular Songs, wholly political, and destined to awaken and direct the imagination of the reformers
Edward Aveling and Eleanor Marx Aveling

One of the few marxist evaluations of Shelley's poetry, with the political poems Shelley intended to publish together.

Frank Allaun, MP
First published by Journeyman:
1975
Journeyman Chapbook 3, no copies left
Sacred Hope
Poems
Agostinho Neto
Translated by: 
Marga Holness
Foreword by: 
Basil Davidson

The epic story of the growth of consciousness of a people by Angola's first President.

Illustrated by: 
Henrique Abranches
First published by Journeyman:
1988
Journeyman Chapbook 13, £5
Nineteen Poems
Nikola Vaptsarov
Translated by: 
Ewald Osers

One of Bulgaria's greatest poets, and posthumous winner of the World Peace Prize.

Yannis Ritsos
Illustrated by: 
Roumen Skorchev
First published by Journeyman:
1984
Journeyman Chapbook 11, hardback, £10
Nicaraguan New Time
Ernesto Cardenal
Translated by: 
Dinah Livingstone

Written after the Sandinista revolution, poems of warmth, hope and sustenance.

Illustrated by: 
Armando Morales
First published by Journeyman:
1988
Journeyman Chapbook 16, £5