Pennine Poets is a group of acclaimed and widely published writers who meet for monthly creative workshops, stage readings and festivals and produce a journal, Pennine Platform, which attracts both local and international readers.

New from Fighting Cock Press

Fishing for Spring Fighting Cock Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fishing for Spring by Mary Sheepshanks. Price £8.50 /$11.95 (plus £1.00 towards postage and packing) ISBN 978-0-906744-41-3

Fishing for Spring is Mary's fifth poetry collection, again with a cover by the well known artist Graham Rust. It includes poems that have appeared in 'Acumen', 'The Countryman', 'The Spectator', 'Pennine Platform', 'Yorkshire Journal', 'the Sunday Times', and other journals.

"I respond immediately to Mary Sheepshanks� very human reactions. Her skilful poems spice sharp observation, sensuousness and painful subject matter with wit and humour." - Myra Schneider

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Coming soon... In collaboration with Stairwell Books: Grandma's Prairie Journals.

Rita Jerram brings us her Tales from Grandma's Prairie Journal, an edited transcription of a journal started in 1884 by her then 18 year old grandmother. Travelling alone and against her parents' wishes, Edith Goodwin left England for the Canadian prairie, to make a new life with her fianc�. These wonderful stories vividly recreate the hardships and joys of prairie life during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Available early 2015.

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