COLD TURKEY PRESS

The front of this hallucinatory postcard, published in a limited edition of 36 copies, shows a collage by the recently deceased Norman Ogue Mustill. It is “Mustill in a light sorta mood, or so he thought”, writes his friend Jan Herman, “light for him, anyway: no severed bodies or bloody stumps. He did not always ream out the human race. He had a feel for the vulnerability of pop culture, which he liked to satirize”. When…
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“Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.”

American writer Nelson Algren (1909-1981) is probably best-known for ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’ (1956) and his earlier novel ‘The Man with the Golden Arm’ (1949). Algren’s protagonists invariably belong…
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My Dad and My Uncle‘ is an unusually personal poem by Heathcote Williams, “written upon learning that WWI centenary Remembrance plans are to be given £50 million by the UK government, BBC News, 11 October 2012″. Recounting the experiences of both his father and his uncle Jack in the army during WW1 and the impact these events had on their lives, Heathcote Williams composes a powerful and heartfelt protest against war and any “sentimental patina”…
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The Gallarus Oratory (Irish: Séipéilín Ghallarais, which translates as ‘The Church of the Place of the Foreigners’) is believed to be a 6th-century church located on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. Seamus Heaney dedicated a poem to this stone and virtually windowless structure, which resembles a boat turned upside down. Heaney’s poem – ‘In Gallarus Oratory’ – was published in the compilation ‘Door into the Dark’ in 1969 and made a lasting impression on Heathcote Williams. Some 45 years later, in his poem Heaney at Gallarus, Williams combines Heaney’s spiritual experience of the oratory with his own: “Heaney spoke of his being in it alone / And of having the sense of dropping / To the heart of the globe / That felt about right: a dark-age diving suit / In which to sink down, past the beaten earth floor / And then, reinforced, to ascend just as easily / To where the pointed roof indicated and beyond”. Cold Turkey Press has published Heathcote Williams’s ‘Heaney At Gallarus’ as a double-sided poster in a limited edition of 36 copies.
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This Cold Turkey Press edition contains the original Cold Turkey/Klacto poetry LP, which was pressed on the occasion of the 1972 Poetry International Festival, Rotterdam. The sleeve and insert of the original edition have been facsimile reproduced in a limited edition of 20 copies. The LP consists of 10 tracks…
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