Note: MATERIALS are distributing a limited number of copies of the following books from Punch Press. Please write for more details / if you would like copies.
  • Andrew Rippeon, PRIEST (2015)
  • Laura Kilbride, IN THE SQUARE (2014)
  • Katko, Owens, Solomon, Spott et al, ROMULAN SOUP WOMAN: DAMN THE CAESARS SUSPENDED (2013)

Published September 2016

64 poems of fourteen (!) lines each. Such as: Homelessness | spiders out | the majority of participants | O curb! O vultures! | freedom is mad inside. Or: the IMF walks the streets at night | if to suck on children.

a cumulative impact which slowly seeps in, like a kaleidoscope of slow-moving debt, arrears and social smallness. [Stuart Calton]

64pp, card covers, side stapled.
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Published July 2016

This magazine has been put together in response to the recent referendum in the U.K. which came out in favour of the ‘Brexit’. It has been made quickly as a front against the fascist implications of ‘Leave’. Please print, photocopy and otherwise distribute widely. [D.G. + L.J. ~ July 2016]

Contents: Tom Allen, Jacob Bard-Rosenberg, Richard Barrett, Sarah Crewe, Joey Frances & Will Berry, David Grundy, Jeremy Hardingham, Danny Hayward, Tom Jenks, Lisa Jeschke, Justin Katko, Robert Kiely, Ed Luker, Max Maher, Sophie Mayer, Mendoza, Nat Raha, William Rowe, Connie Scozzaro, Robert Sheppard, Rachel Sills, Verity Spott, Street Kid, Andrew Taylor, Gareth Twose, Lawrence Uziell, Collages, Flyer

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Article (in German) at Süddeutsche Zeitung

Published July 2016

Marigold and Cable: A Garland for the New Year was written in January 2014 in relation to Alex Cobb’s album of the same name, and was first published by Shelter Press in 2014. The poem has been revised for this edition. Each page of lyric folds and unfolds into the next, its tough and fragile voice settling on gold and sun, on elegy and death, effulgent and full, sozzled and bedazzled, examining and inhabiting the condition of song.

Peter Gizzi is the author of books including In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987-2011 (Wesleyan University Press, 2014); The Outernationale (Wesleyan University Press, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (2003), Artificial Heart (1998), and Periplum (1992). He edited The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer (1998), and, with Kevin Killian, co-edited My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008).

In morning’s coloratura
a magick eye plays tricks
under the ongoing mossy
cloud-mass, exhilarating
triangles and timpani softly
in silt air, in the blanketed
nowhere of now

41pp, card covers, side stapled.

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Published April 2016

6 previously unpublished poems, written during Irby’s time in the US army in 1962: first in Sandia Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico, then Johnston Island, North Pacific.

Kenneth Irby published over twenty books of poetry during his lifetime, including The Intent On: Collected Poems in 2009. The poems presented here have been prepared from Irby’s personal archives by that book’s co-editor, Kyle Waugh, who also provides a preface.

Lyn Hejinian has written of Irby’s poetry that it “radiates love”.

Irby died in 2015.

“The ‘Army Poems’ express Irby’s outraged affection for his grossly mistreated, ‘absenced friends’, at least one of whom was dishonorably discharged for ‘committing homosexual acts’ (as the army then put it.) J.G., K.W., Schefelker – even the names are shredded. But Irby carries a company whither he goes: “The people torn apart”, he writes, not by, but “in the Army / are with me.” Against the military’s puritanical fear that seeks not to cleanse the body, but to erase it altogether, in Moloch’s “cloud of sexless hydrogen” (Ginsberg 131), Irby’s ‘Army Poems’ celebrate the edaphic tenderness of the body’s “juice and flesh”. The ecstasy in sharing it—“not a movement to leave the body, but a movement of the whole body to join that which surrounds it” (29)—is an act of chthonic resistance: “the blow job, the eat, the suck // are not dirty,” he insists, “not even to mention, / but imperishable”. Irby is a poet of the anarcho-pastoral. He walks on his own unplanted self.”

From the preface by Kyle Waugh.

17pp, card covers, side stapled.


Published April 2016

16 poems. This is the first:

“So engaged,

I know who will read this I
     know who it’s for for your
eyes locked, so watch with wonder
    the wounded eat holding hands

dancing round the fire sing
     songs round fire singing songs
round down amaze and work round
     the fire and in each step

      you are there so dear.”

18pp, card covers, side stapled.

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Published December 2015.

This is a magazine for December 2015 printed in Cambridge, in an edition of 50 copies. Poems and prose by Sean Bonney, Christina Chalmers, Brendan Gillott, Peter Gizzi, Judith Goldman, Rosa Van Hensbergen, Lisa Jeschke, Rona Lorimer, Max Maher, Peter Manson, Linus Slug, Dell Olsen, Richard Owens, Ian Patterson, Luke Roberts, David Rushmer, Naomi Weber and John DeWitt. 76pp. Photocopied and stapled. Pictures of Yule Logs.

LIMITED number of copies available -- please write for details.

Published August 2015

A Long Dramatic Monologue about recent developments in population control and work enforcement, done up as a chase sequence involving a mysterious booming sound, a side-scrolling pig’s head, and a lucky number seven, and featuring an extended cameo by the brain structure primarily responsible for coordinating stress response in humans and other animals.

The conclusion is theoretically wrong. But before that, in the run-up to it, on the road to hell with the first door that exits from a pipe protruding upwards in the vicinity of the third door leading onwards into a highway with a person standing in it, call it me or you.

36pp, card covers, side-stapled.

[Review by Yamuph Piklé here.]

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Published August 2015

David Brazil is the author of The Ordinary and Holy Ghost (both published by Compline), among others. Most recently, Antisocial Patience came out from Roof Books in 2015. Praxis, Apostles! continues his engagement with theology and revolutionary politics; one might view it as a sequel to his metrical translation of St Pauls letter to the Romans, the final section of The Ordinary. Sections in rhyming couplets sit alongside lines that spread across the page, almost to its edge, the seemingly archaic and the contemporary not separated but crowding in together, from out the wreck / the wreck of my / particulars, my / placenames. Far from being an arcane exercise, this is a poetry that is fully and fundamentally concerned with issues of common justice and social transformation. and common things of commons we require / each one apportioned regions of the fire.

34pp, card covers, side-stapled.


ISBN 978-1-091998-95-7. Published January 2015.

My transmissions have been hacked. Upfront as I am.

Lights out to Love in HD is a 120-page work in prose. Split figures are figured by an unnamed narrator; watched and watching, on the screen, in the room: there are eyes on me, not only my own, but all eyes in the gloom; shadowy forces drag into shadow and bright night-lit glare, at home, in the supermarket, on the computer screen which holds out indifferently, levers hierarchy of emotion.

It is in this way, not sure what corpse or shade I sit in, that I walk the aisle…Searching back to source, the narrator sets out to trace the core anguish, scout the worm – we flash back, faces on the screen watch and are watched, language sinuous insinuates in rhyme and polyglot ease an ease of style belying surveilled unease. In other words, address the problem areas around knowing / not knowing. Guzzle in their origin. Meat and flesh, sex or death, taut or taught, in control or out, imposed in infantile pose, react, controlled or abject, the skin stretched as paper over the head, the grass false or real, virtual, organic, socially made, evolve, dissolve, revolve, go glitch; in the stifling courtyard enclosed, in the city a cell, with infinite free drinks, the packs of produce, a body in a bed, the weight of stone rocked to nuclear, collapsing into pollen, minute detail of the body gesture danced or forced, reeling, unsure in fact of where was back and where was home, and of where located their relation to one another…To know your place, where that placement is uncertain and hidden, rifled over and shot through in machine and in social code: Held distended in distance that home dissociates, pixel display.

This is a book in which reformulative technique, a melting and rewelding of the associative structures of language lies at the heard and fold of my detective strategies.

My transmissions have been HACKED.

120pp, card covers, side-stapled.


ISBN 978-1-091998-96-4. Published January 2015.

This is Tom Allen’s first book: a long poem with a Coda for Diane Di Prima. Inside, stones, clocks, fires, rivers, screaming pigs, the singing dead, ein guter mensch, Hell approached across a series of lines and pages in various potential or actual manifestations and angles. At times the poem’s lines seem to gesture towards the quality of aphorism, but also to place that quality in a different and more fraught, tautly-held suspense, chiselled and “slow. slow”, yet far from decorous: fully freighted and fully forceful.

38pp, card covers, side-stapled  


ISBN 978-1-091998-97-1. Published December 2014.

Sara Larsen is a poet based in Oakland, CA.

Her previous publications include NOVUS, A,a,a,a,a, The Hallucinated, After Sappho and All Revolutions Will Be Fabulous.

With David Brazil, she produced over sixty issues of the Bay Area zine Try!

She is involved in the organizing committee for the Bay Area Public School, an autonomous free school at the Omni Commons in Oakland.

MERRY HELLL is dedicated to Helen of Troy, to the women of the Paris Commune, and “to my friends, now.” Commons and communes past and present come up against patriarchal law, capitalism, military and police violence, logics of cash and sacrifice, in lines that spread out, that elongate in notated waves of sight and breath. The poem is urgent, witty and this only an excerpt – the full book will appear from Atelos Press in 2015.

24pp, card covers, side-stapled.

[Review by Yamuph Piklé here.]

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Published December 2014.

Photocopied / stapled zine to coincide with the RIVET XMAS reading in London given by Connie Scozzaro, Danny Hayward, Jack Frost and Christina Chalmers on Saturday 20th December 2014. Poetry by Scozzaro, Hayward, Frost, Chalmers, David Grundy, Toby Huttner, Lisa Jeschke, Ed Luker, Richard Owens, Nat Raha, Verity Spott, Sam Wilder. 40pp. Christmas tree made of skulls.


 MATERIALS # 4 --- [ECONOMIC OPHELIA (126 pages)]  
ISBN 9781091998049. Published December 2014.

Table of Contents:

  1. Lucy Beynon – FEMINISM! :-)
  2. Elana Chavez – Two Poems
  3. Corina Copp – Praise Pseudograph V.2 (La Vue)
  4. Kathryn Griffiths – Oral Fixation
  5. Rob Halpern – Abundance Washed
  6. Jeremy Hardingham – Decapitate Breath
  7. Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon – from The Dictionary of Theatre
  8. Camille Kame trans. Rosa Van Hensbergen – from Back-Flexure inter-HEMISPHERES
  9. Evan Kennedy – from The Sissies
  10. Kevin Killian – Open Letter to the Editors of Apex of the M, 1995
  11. Isolde Mayer – Five Poems
  12. Nina Power – Untitled
  13. Hannah Proctor – EXIT MEN
  14. Nat Raha – Two Poems
  15. Connie Scozzaro – O Père
  16. Verity Spott – Texts
  17. Will Stuart – Star Trek
  18. Marina Vishmidt – After ‘The Sadist Beats the Unquestionably Innocent’
  19. Cathy Wagner – from SECURITIES
  20. Alli Warren – Three Poems
  21. Naomi Weber - Purples
  22. Ronaldo V. Wilson – from Lucy 72
OUT OF PRINT. Reprint forthcoming (TBC) in SUNDIAL COMPLEAT from Punch Press.

ISBN 978-1-091998-98-8. Published June 2014.
Five poems, the companion to Left Helicon (Equipage, 2014). 

The poems were written between September 2013 and April 2014. Their names are: Detached Preface, The Division of Adjustment, Testers, In Time of Plague; & Agitprop (An Ode). The fonts are: Avenir, Bell MT, and Corbel. The format is: A4, side-stapled, with graph-paper covers, 20 pages.

Geopolitics and cars meet Medea at the rally. New ways to write the pastoral and the political. 
Planes, peasants, police, Pasolini. Lenin, tourists, kidnapping, the university. 
The sea, intelligence agencies, bodies, odes, elegies, comedy, tragedy, totality.


ISBN 978-1-091998-99-5. Published March 2014.

27 poems on the same pattern as To (2013) and Array One (2012).


MATERIALS # 3 --- [154 pages]  
ISBN 9781091998032. Published February 2014.

[OUT OF PRINT: PDF forthcoming.]

Table of Contents: 

  1. Christmas 13 / Christmas Present / The Sheep [A.L. Snijders, tr. Lydia Davis]
  2. AND NOW THE oDic [Jonathan Redhorse]
  3. Overcooked Ecclesiasmic Surveymeat [Ken Fox]  
  4. From Interpellation, Or The Tragedy of Beyoncé Knowles [Francis Crot]   
  5. FIONN ag aislingeacht [Roíbéard Csengeri] 
  6. Defense / Disgrace / Mosaic [Jessica Laser] 
  7. Beauty and Health / caring curse / Drinks for Mere Rodent / Accident Remover / Another Little Poem [Verity Spott] 
  8. PENNIES FROM HEAVEN [Richard Owens] 
  9. incisions [William Rowe] 
  10. Holiday in New York / internal memorandum / NOW RIGHT NOW / [untitled] / [untitled] / [untitled] / [untitled] / [untitled] [Michael Tencer] 
  11. ekko [Tobias Huttner] 
  12. Simultaneous Nativity Play [Hugo Ball, tr. Evelyn Heinz] / [untitled] [Will Stuart] 
  14. Diversion to the knowledge of the damned / Preliminary Notes after Care Homes [Tom Allen] 
  15. Poetry and parochialism [Orlando Reade] 
  16. Texts [Martin Hackett] 
  18. FRAUEN-WERK-STADT (from Our Party) [Caitlín Doherty] 
  19. Thirsty [Frances Kruk] 
  20. Hamlet (5) B Side / Hawk in the Rain (4) B Side /Porno Star t s (3) / Kerouac Baccarat: La Collection Bijoux (2) / The Deacon of Despair (1) [Frederick Farryl Goodwin] 
  21. from Caissons [Ryan Dobran] 
  22. Abendphantasie / Neue Welt / Des Morgens / Sick Overgiven [Justin Katko / Friedrich Hölderlin]  

 MATERIALS # 2 --- [The Theatre Issue! (150 pages)]  
ISBN 9781091998025. Published April 2013.

Table of Contents:

  1. Mischa Twitchin – Anachronism…resisting an image of re-enactment
  2. David Grundy – Klaus Kinski Erlöser: A Role Play
  3. Irum Fazal – Text fragments from performances; Ground! (+edit); Ground ii; My Theatre
  4. Jeremy Hardingham - Not It 
  5. Lisa Jeschke - On the History of the Fool and the Theatre of Jeremy Hardingham
  6. Will Stuart - In Despite
  7. David Grundy - How Long Is This?
  8. Lisa Jeschke / Lucy Beynon – john hurts [from idiot]; he’s dead / he’s dead / i’ve shot him in the head; Terrorism; Proclamation to the Nation: three songs for a minor, including a video
  9. David Grundy – Restraint, Constraint and Excess in the Work of Jeremy Hardingham, Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon
  10. Ollie Evans – On the Benefits of Recreation; Stoma Tong: A Puncture Series
  11. Lucy Beynon – Concrete Feet


MATERIALS # 1 --- [Magazine (130 pages) + CD (10 songs)] 
ISBN 9781091998018. Published November 2012. 
[OUT OF PRINT: PDF Available Here; CD Available Here.]  


Table of Contents:
  1. Lucy Beynon – He Does the Opposite of What He Says He Does
  2. Jeremy Hardingham - For Example (contains Artificial Light Encounter With Walls; Lines at American Military Cemetery, Madingly, Cambridge; Humour of Stealing; RACE SELECTORS; Little Violence: a children’s story)
  3. David Grundy - Happy Now; Stars in Yr Eyes
  4. Lisa Jeschke - ABC (contains Exposition Concerning Rhyme; Exposition Concerning Figuration; Exposition Concerning Aesthetics; Count; etc)
  5. Staff – Stuff
  6. David Stent - There Is: Nausea
  7. David Grundy / Lisa Jeschke / Laura Kilbride – The Soul  
  8. Danny Hayward – Situations of Political Writing
  9. Ray Brassier / Jean-Luc Guionnet / Murayama Seijiro / Mattin – Clinical Violence (from ‘Idioms and Idiots’)
  10. George Osborne - Workers of the World, Unite!
  11. Lisa Jeschke / Lucy Beynon – Against Tino Sehgal: Diary of a Working Girl
  12. David Grundy – “A Form That’s Already Replaced You”: Against Kenny Goldsmith
  13. Patrick Farmer – From This Has Already Had a History (2b). Partial to Konrad Bayer
  14. David Grundy – Object, Destruction, Violence :: THE OBJECTING OBJECT