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Language of Objects – Review by Billy Mills.

We are delighted that Billy Mills, poet, editor, and literary journalist has reviewed Language of Objects and included it in his top ten books of the year. The review can be read here

Thanks Billy!

Billy also runs hardPressed poetry press with fellow poet Catherine Walsh. Billy’s blog Elliptical Movements is a treasure trove of book reviews, poetry and generally interesting writing including an archive of Irish Women Poets. His own books come highly recommended including Lares/Manes: Collected Poems (Shearsman, 2009); Imaginary Gardens (hardPressed poetry 2012); and most recently The City Itself (Hesterglock Press 2017).

Thanks very much, from Brian and myself, to everyone who has supported Language of Objects. A small number of copies are still available and can be ordered here.

Best wishes




Book Review – Billy Mills on Elliptical Movements


Another book review of From Hill to Sea. This time from Billy Mills, poet, editor, and literary journalist at Billy also runs hardPressedPoetry press with fellow poet Catherine Walsh. Billy’s blog Elliptical Movements is a treasure trove of book reviews, poetry and generally interesting writing including an archive of Irish Women Poets. We are delighted that he has reviewed our book which can be read here.

Thanks Billy!


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Windylaw Path

Now playing: Wire – ‘Outdoor Miner’ from Chairs Missing


Book Review: Furnace Journal


Many thanks to Coralie Acheson for this considered and thoughtful review of From Hill to Sea in furnace: The Postgraduate Journal of the Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.

The review can be read here.


Now playing: Joanna Brouk – Hearing Music


Book Review / The Library of Congress

Delighted with this generous and perceptive review of  our book From Hill to Sea which appeared on Avocado Sweet this week.  Avocado Sweet is an eclectic mix of interesting articles on Art & Design, Architecture, Music, Writing & Film and much more. It is well worth signing up for their weekly newsletters.




If on the off-chance you find yourself in Washington DC, you can find a copy of From Hill to Sea in The Library of Congress, the United States of America’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world.

We have been delighted with how far the book has travelled to date, with copies dispatched to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and many countries in Continental Europe. We are very grateful that it now also has a permanent home in The Library of Congress.



A huge thanks to Phong Tran for facilitating this. If you want to discover all sorts of interesting music from around the globe, and his own mind-expanding musical projects, then follow Phong on twitter – @boxwalla.

Now playing The Shouts From the Sea – S/T.

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Reading at DCA in April + Book Review

photograph by Peter Goldsmith

Murdo Eason of the Fife Psychogeographical Collective will be reading from the recently published From Hill to Sea, Dispatches from the Fife Psychogeographical Collective. at Dundee Contemporary Arts  on Thursday 14th April at 19.00. The event is free but please book in advance.

Copies of From Hill to Sea are now available in the DCA bookshop.

The new exhibition at DCA is Grey Gardens. Featuring contemporary and archive photography, scale models and sculptures, Grey Gardens explores how architects and artists have tried to harmonise their use of concrete with natural landscapes from the 1950s to the present day.

The exhibition traces a line from Scottish modernist buildings by Morris and Steedman and Peter Womersley to the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and the fantastical Mexican concrete garden Las Pozas, created by Edward James.

Scottish town art also features, from Brian Miller’s work in Cumbernauld to David Harding’s creations for Glenrothes. These unique environments will be revealed through photography and video from Guido Guidi, Colin McLean, Amanda Holmes and Avery Danziger.

Set alongside these will be works by artists Neville Rae, Smith/Stewart and Martin Boyce, who won the Turner prize in 2011 and whose work DCA curated for the Venice Biennale in 2009.

Full details here

Book Review

A review of From Hill to Sea has appeared on Metal and Dust.

We have only just become aware of this excellent site which explores hidden geographies, unexplored landscapes and unusual spaces.