Caparison

Welcome to The Recusant's print and e-book imprint, Caparison. The choice of name is intended to convey variety of subject and style; poetry which demonstrates a love of language in combination with a strength of subject; poetry which is unconstrained by fashionable trappings. You can download samples from the e-books below by double-clicking on the cover images. Should the sample poems whet your appetites, you can then purchase the full e-books via Paypal by double-clicking on a Buy link under it. Once your payment is received, you will receive the e-book by email. Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions are recommended for opening the ebooks.

Price £2.99

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Peter Branson

Red Shift, 60pp 

(e-book only)

Introduction by

Alan Morrison

 

The poetry of Peter Branson is an accomplished combination of tone, style and subject one might not normally presume to go together: economy and flourish, restraint and passion, private-mindedness and social conscience. Branson manages to blend these variants into a handsome harmony, making for a poetry both emotionally and intellectually affecting. These poems ruminate on the many-coloured conflicts of today: from the clashes of the banking crisis to the scrub of Afghanistan.

 

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Howard Mingham 

Waters of the Night

Collected Poems 1974-84

(print book)

Forewords by David Kessel

and Ken Worpole

Afterword by Alan Morrison

OFFICIAL SECOND EDITION NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER WITH TWO NEWLY REDISCOVERED POEMS!

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The complete poems of a truly gifted and original poet.

Price £2.99

Kevin Saving

Miracle & Mirage 60pp

Introduction by

Alan Morrison (e-book only)

 

Kevin Saving’s best lines have the authority of proverbs (but are more musical!)

Alison Brackenbury

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Sally Richards

Emperor Dragonfly60pp

Introduction by

Alan Morrison

(e-book only)

Richards’ poetry actually says something which is quite rare in modern poetry... She creates very successfully a doubt in the mind of the reader... Nigel Humphreys

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Alessandro Cusimano

Arabesques

of a Nervous Wandering, 64pp

Foreword by Alan Morrison

(e-book only)

 

...sensual explorations reminiscent of those of Rimbaud        Donald Webb

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Bruce Harris

The Huntington Hydra, 100pp

print book

£10 incl. P&P

 

 

e-book £3

 

 

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NEW!

Christopher Moncrieff

Tabac Blond, 136pp (2019)

Illustrated

Foreword by Alan Morrison

Caparison is proud to announce the debut poetry collection from prolific poet and translator Christopher Moncrieff. This is implicitly European poetry: lyrical, polemical and unashamedly erudite.

£12 incl. P&P (UK)

 

 

£15 incl.

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e-book £3

Peter Street

Earth Talk

54pp (2020)

Caparison is proud to announce an eco-poetry collection from a distinctive veteran poet.

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£8 incl. P&P (UK)

 

 

£11 incl.

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e-book £3

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NEW!

£10 incl. P&P (UK)

 

 

£13 incl.

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e-book £3

Alan Price

Restless Voices

56pp (2020)

A collection of strikingly filmic

cut-up poems.