Our latest books available to buy now
Wordsmithery publishes a fabulous array of plays, poetry collections and our literary journal Confluence.
Our recent books are still available to order, and will be sent by Royal Mail second class, please be aware, there may be delays in postage due to the current international situation.
Confluence 11, poetry and fiction, April 2020
In this bumper issue of our magazine there are 100 pages of new writing from voices that you've yet to discover and friends you will know. Order from the Confluence website, or subscribe here.
Sketches, poetry by Barry Fentiman Hall, May 2020
BFH observes the people and places of Medway, England; the robberies, the crashes, the anger, the people on the street who are simply just there, having no place else to be.
"He observes contemporary issues through commonplace moments, and with language that sings, these poems give everyday England a new sort of mythology in the process.” Kate Garrett
"His eye is honest, sharp and kind and his words take you with him on a lyrical dance that makes
Medway almost beautiful.” Sarah Hehir
Defragmentation, poetry by Rosemary McLeish, out now
Rosemary McLeish confronts cancer straight on in this powerful collection.
"Within these poems, McLeish is open about the fear, pain (both physical and emotional), brutality, strength, weakness, anger and sadness that she feels. There is such touching beauty in this collection..." Jane Burn
“Rosemary McLeish's unsparing honesty combines with eloquence and an extraordinary poetic imagination to bring beauty to the ugliest of experiences.” Rosie Johnston
Giving up Marty, playtext by Karen Bartholomew, out now
Adoption reunion is epic and complex in nature and never easy, but it's this unease that needs to be heard. Karen Bartholomew's new play is spare and gutsy, it takes no prisoners.
"A poignant expose of the heart wrenching complexities of adoption." Everything Theatre
"... gives a voice to a group who are too often misunderstood and unheard and who deserve to be treated more seriously than politics, popular media and society has ever done." The Spy in the Stalls.