Published by Valley Press
Pocket Horizon sees six UK poets taken under the wing of Don Paterson to develop a new anthology inspired by the wonders of science and medicine. The objects include a ‘pocket horizon’, paired with a sextant for navigation at sea; a clockwork orrery depicting the universe; and Newton’s glass prism. The poems bring out the stories and histories behind these remarkable items, paired with original artwork by illustrator Cassie Herschel-Shorland.
Don Paterson’s latest poetry collection is Rain (Faber, 2009). He teaches at the University of St Andrews. Lorraine Mariner was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Furniture (Picador, 2009). Malene Engelund’s poems have been published on Guardian Online, and in the anthology Where Rockets Burn Through (Penned in the Margins, 2012). Sarah Westcott has been commended in the Mslexia Poetry Competition in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Mick Delap’s first collection, River Turning Tidal, won the Listowel Writers’ Week Award in 2002 (Lagan Press, 2003). Dominic McLoughlin won 2nd prize in the 2005 National Poetry Competition. Kelley Swain’s first collection is Darwin’s Microscope (Flambard, 2009). Richard Barnett was named a Templar Press Young Poet in 2006. His book Medical London was a Book of the Week on Radio 4 (Strange Attractor, 2008).