Publications

During its brief existance, Paekakariki Press has published a number of poetry collections. They are printed letterpress in our workshop which gives them a unique quality. Please have a look at our forthcoming publications.

In addition to these books and pamphlets, the Press has published a number of local anthologies to encourage poetry in Walthamstow.


TitleSignals on the Railway Land

Signals on the Railway Land is Patrick Bond’s first published collection. The poems seek to honour, in crafted and energetic words, the natural forms and living presences of his local nature reserve, ‘The Railway Land’, in Lewes, Sussex.

He is a passionate admirer of the poetry of John Clare, and a student of Thomas Traherne. His poem Printing Press No 379 won the Torriano Poetry Competition in 2013 and his poems have appeared in journals like Scintilla and Resurgence, and in anthologies published by the Frogmore Press and the Belgrave Press.

Lil Tudor-Craig is a painter of the natural world currently living and working in Wales. She is known for her work in egg tempera but also has a great love of lino cut and printing.

Written byPatrick Bond
Images byLil Tudor-Craig
Publication date2017-05-01
ISBN9781908133236
Price£12.50
Not yet available

TitleHeidegger’s Bicycle

Heidegger’s Bicycle is the last in the serial publication of Alan Loney’s Notebooks. The earlier books are Sidetracks: Notebooks 1976–1991, Auckland University Press, 1998; Melbourne Journal :Notebooks 1998–2003, University of Western Australia Publishing, 2016; Crankhandle: Notebooks 2010-2012, Cordite Books, Melbourne, 2015, which won The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, 2016.

Alan Loney’s first book of poems was published in 1971. He was co-winner (poetry) in the New Zealand Book Awards in 1977, Literary Fellow at the University of Auckland in 1992, and Honorary Fellow of the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne 2002– 2006. He was awarded The Janet Frame Award for Poetry in 2011. Loney has published 15 books of poetry, and eight books of prose with a recent emphasis on the nature of the book. He has recently retired from handpress printing and now is a full-time writer in Melbourne, Australia.

Written byAlan Loney
Publication date2017-05-01
ISBN9781908133243
Price£10.00
Not yet available

TitleThe Urban Fox

A collection of poems by Ian Dunlop, former art critic of the Evening Standard and author of The Shock of the New. Dedicated to his wife Mary the poems are about memories of past events, of journeys made in Spain, Italy and the South of France, concerts, paintings, and turning-points in his life, combined with observations about modern London, its streets, its parks and its plague of urban foxes.

The poems are accompanied by some delightful line drawings by Kirsten Schmidt.

Written byIan Dunlop
Images byKirsten Schmidt
Publication date2016-06-16
ISBN9781908133212
Price£10.00

TitleThe Everyday English Dictionary

Ivy Alvarez's poetry features in Poetry Review, The Guardian and Best Australian Poems (2009, 2013), with several poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Her previous collections include Disturbance (Seren Books, 2013) and Mortal.

Ivy is a MacDowell and Hawthornden Fellow, twice-nominated for the Pushcart Prize, both Literature Wales and the Australia Council for the Arts awarded her grants towards the writing of Disturbance. www.ivyalvarez.com

Written byIvy Alvarez
Images byKim Vousden
Publication date2016-06-16
ISBN9781908133229
Price£12.50

TitlePromises
A collection of poems incorporating the sell out Homing In which circles moments from a life - some real, some imagined with resilience and a wry humour. The poet writes in English or Scots as the poems dictate. She has also created eight woodcut illustrations included in this edition.
Written byMo Gallaccio
Images byMo Gallaccio
Publication date2016-06-16
ISBN9781908133205
Price£10.00

TitleWalthamstow
A collection of short poems by Michael Shann all about Walthamstow. Each poem is set in a particular location in and around the borough. It also has 10 delightful black and white illustrations by Kirsten Schmidt.
Written byMichael Shann
Images byKirsten Schmidt
Publication date2015-05-31
ISBN9781908133199
Price£10.00

TitleLondon Connections

A collection of poems by Jill Mylius tracing her connections with London, the place she now calls home.

Jill Mylius studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art and after some time living and working in France, taught Art & English at both primary and secondary level in London when she began writing poetry, etching and painting. She later read English Literature at Birkbeck and became involved in the Birkbeck Poetry Workshop.

Written byJill Mylius
Images byJill Mylius
Publication date2015-05-01
ISBN9781908133175
Price£10.00

TitleAll the Ways You Still Remind Me of the Moon

Setting aside its shop-worn suite of poetic hallmarks—inconstancy, passivity, femininity, duplicity, flux—this sequence of poems stakes out a new symbolic territory for the moon and offers up a new moon for poetry and for our times. Poem by poem, moon by moon, All the Ways You Still Remind Me of the Moon rediscovers what the moon has to tell us about our relationship to change and recurrence, the tug of illusion, the patterns in our actions, the transitory temper of our reflections, and all the many ways in which we wax and wane. The moon, it transpires, is not only there even when we’re not looking at it; it is everywhere we look.

Liane Strauss is a prize-winning poet, the author of Leaving Eden and Frankie, Alfredo, and Head of Poetry in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. She was born in Queens, New York, and has lived all over the US and now in London—but always in sight of the moon.

Written byLiane Strauss
Publication date2015-02-26
ISBN9781908133182
Price£12.50

TitleThe Magpie
Sue Roe’s first book was a novel inspired by works of art including Picasso’s L’Attente, a painting that continues to fascinate her. Since then she has published books on Gwen John, the Impressionist painters; and (in her latest book, In Montmartre), the circle that revolved around Picasso in his early years. The experiences of poring over documents in the Musee Rodin, exploring the villages where the Impressionists lived and wandering the lanes of Montmartre have infused her poetry as well as her biographies, as have the personal experiences which are woven through The Magpie.
Written bySue Roe
Images byKate Hardy
Publication date2014-12-29
ISBN9781908133113
Price£10.00

TitlePattern & The Golden Thread
Pattern & The Golden Thread is India Russell's fourth collection of poetry; the others being The Kaleidoscope of Time, 2007, The Dance of Life, 2010 and The Lane to Paradise, 2013. Her poetry, published in many journals including Acumen and Agenda, is concerned with spiritual dimensions, particularly with regard to the natural world and man's relation to it.
Written byIndia Russell
Images byLil Tudor-Craig
Publication date2014-07-15
ISBN9781908133151
Price£12.50

TitleProfessor Heger's Daughter
The latest collection from Chrissie Gittins. The spur for the title poem was the torn and stitched letters from Charlotte Brontë to Professor Heger which are lodged between sheets of glass in the British Library. In their physicality they sit beside poems about a Georgian table decker who worked with ground glass and stained sugar, and the dots and dabs of Stanley Spencer’s painted blooms. But whether it’s the emerald trees of an Indian miniature, or the bonnets and long skirts of a Norwood Pissarro, these poems are conduits for love and loss. A journey is taken without the intended companion, jars of preserves invoke an exiled friend, the absence of wind calls up a landscape. And beyond that there is the cirrus cloud of absurdity.
Written byChrissie Gittins
Images byHelen Porter
Publication date2013-11-19
ISBN9781908133120
Price£10.00

TitleMichelangleo Can Paint An Angel
Michelangelo can paint an angel William Blake announced, for the Archangel Gabriel had sat next to him and in person told Mr. Blake so. This collection takes inspiration from the legacy of imagination which is the inheritance of all writers. William Blake, Rainer Maria Rilke, John Clare, Emily Dickinson and Ted Hughes are among poets who charge these poems with new departure points as a line of poetry, a portrait, an observation releases the imagination on further journeys. Loss, change and chance are recurring themes but there are moments of unexpected connection and transcendence. Ann Allen started work in publishing. Since her move from London to the Cotswolds she has found time for her own creative writing and this is her first collection of poetry.
Written byAnn Allen
Images byJohnny Marsh
Publication date2013-09-13
ISBN9781908133106
Price£10.00

TitleDante's Ghosts
A collection of poems by Professor Barbara Hardy of the University of London inspired by Dante's poems, illustrated by Kate Hardy.
Written byBarbara Hardy
Images byKate Hardy
Publication date2013-04-15
ISBN9781908133069
Price£12.50

TitleSummer Visitors
Janet El-Rayess began work in the theatre as a stage hand and occasional actor. She lived and worked in Damascus for two and a half years, read English at Birkbeck, and became a member of the Birkbeck Poetry Workshop where she has received invaluable inspiration and criticism. She translates from Italian, writes short stories and novellas, and lives in London and Italy. She has had poems and translations published in The Cork Literary Review, Illuminations, Equinox, The Interpreter's House, and other magazines.
Written byJanet El-Rayess
Images byKate Hardy
Publication date2012-07-01
ISBN9781908133076
Price£10.00

TitleOvid's Echo
These poems are based upon Ovid’s Metamorphoses, translations in the broadest sense: new versions of some of the myths from Ovid’s poem, itself a collection of older stories. Some myths retold in a contemporary setting; others as variations around the original story and some inspired by but not bearing a close relationship to the original. Siân Thomas lives in East Sussex and holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing and Authorship from the University of Sussex. Her work has appeared in Agenda, The Daily Telegraph, The Rialto and Swamp, among other publications.
Written bySiân Thomas
Images byJohnny Marsh
Publication date2012-06-30
ISBN9781908133083
Price£10.00

TitleThe Slow Wheel
A collection of poems by Darius Victor Snieckus. He was born in Canada in 1967 and lives in England with his wife and two children. His poems have appeared in European, North American and Australian literary journals. He works as an energy journalist.
Written byDarius Victor Snieckus
Publication date2012-05-14
ISBN9781908133052
Price£10.00

TitleEuphrasy
Michael Shann has been writing poetry for over fifteen years. His poems have appeared in a wide range of poetry magazines and anthologies. Michael has also completed a novel, The Protesters, which draws on his experience of living and working in China.
Written byMichael Shann
Images byHelen Porter
Publication date2012-04-21
ISBN9781908133045
Price£10.00

TitleHoming In
A sequence of 12 poems chosen and edited by Barbara Hardy, which circles moments from a life - some real, some imagined with resilience and a wry humour. The poet writes in English or Scots as the poems dictate and she has created 6 relief prints, mainly woodcuts, specially for this limited edition.
Written byMo Gallaccio
Publication date2011-09-01
ISBN9781908133014
Price£10.00

TitleLondon Rivers
A collection of poems by Michael Baron, Robina Barson, Marianne Burton, Janet El Rayess, Barbara Hardy, Nathan Hardy, Angela Inglis, Alex Maunder, Jill Mylius, Val Pancucci, Sue Roe, Jennifer Tanner, Sian Thomas, Sandy Tozer, Ann Vaughan-Williams, Frances White, Jeremy Worman
Edited byBarbara Hardy
Images byKate Hardy
Publication date2011-01-31
ISBN9781908133007
Price£10.00
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The Walthamstow Collection

TitleJoined up Writing
This anthology is a selection of poems submitted by children and adults in response to two exhibitions at The Mill: ‘Wildlife ReWorked’ - inspirational ‘Urban Beasties’ made from recycled and natural materials, by local families with sculptor Michelle Reader; ‘Waiting’ - 6 enigmatic plaster figures by Esther Neslen, originally made for the 2012, E17 Art Trail, and sited in various public places. A community project, ‘joined up writing’, co-ordinated and curated by Mo Gallaccio for ArtWorks at The Mill as part of the 2013 festival, Words over Waltham Forest .
Edited byMo Gallaccio
Publication date2013-11-02
ISBN9781908133137
Price£5.00

TitlePoetry Trail 2012
This anthology gathers together the poems and artworks displayed in the 2012 Walthamstow Poetry Trail, part of the E17 Art Trail, and poems from the Forest Poets exhibition at the William Morris Gallery inspired by items in the collection. The Walthamstow Poetry Trail encourages writers and artists of all ages and experience to participate and enjoy poetry and this year, bringing words and images together, poets and artists have collaborated to create poems on the theme of "bestow".
Edited byPenny Rutterford
Publication date2012-07-05
ISBN9781908133038
Price£8.50

TitleHome - An Anthology
This Anthology is a collection of the poems and artworks displayed during the Walthamstow Poetry Trail, part of the E17 Art Trail 2011, an independent, artist led, community focussed project. Inspired by the themes of Home and Community, poets and artists collaborated to create works to be shown in property display spaces donated by Estate Agents along Hoe Street.
Edited byPenny Rutterford
Publication date2011-09-01
ISBN9781908133021
Price£8.50

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