NEWS: Visions of Llandaff by John Freeman & Chris Humphrey

‘… I’m seeing things,

but more than seeing is the feeling –

the way the permeation of water

through air under tall trees and taller spire

creates a soft fellowship in which things,

bloom and are tenderly magnified…’

The Lonely Press is proud to present, Visions of Llandaff, an exquisite collaboration between the poet John Freeman and the photographer, Chris Humphrey. Featuring thirty colour photographs placed alongside some of Roland Mathias Prizewinner John Freeman’s most evocative poetry, this is a book to treasure.
Visions of Llandaff is available now and can be ordered from our Online Shop for £9 plus p&p.

John Freeman will be reading from Visions of Llandaff this Tuesday at the Melville Centre in Abergavenny. 

John Freeman has published thirteen collections of poetry and his work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He won the Roland Mathias Prize in 2017 and the Bridport Prize in 2018. His latest collection is Plato’s Peach (Worple Press, 2021). He was born in Essex, grew up in south London and lived in Yorkshire before settling in Wales, where for many years he taught English Literature and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. He now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Chris Humphrey grew up in Wiltshire before studying English Literature at Cardiff University. Since graduating, he has worked as a photographer and journalist, with articles appearing in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Mongabay and Wales Arts Review. He currently lives and works in Hanoi where he is the Vietnam Bureau Chief for Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

John Freeman photo by John Briggs.