Issue Thirteen of The Lonely Crowd features the best new writing from the fields of short fiction, poetry and non-fiction. The 250 page volume is edited by acclaimed novelist and short story writer, Jane Fraser (fiction); the exciting new writer, Catherine Wilkinson (non-fiction); and The Lonely Crowd’s founding editor, Dr. John Lavin (poetry). The book was conceived in the 2021 lockdown and intentionally covers a wide range of themes and experiences, while, perhaps inevitably, reflecting some of the shellshock and damage of the 2020 – 21 period. Our first ever non-fiction section seeks solace and inspiration from ‘the Welsh expression milltir sqwâr’; a phrase that ‘denotes the fundamental relationship with your piece of ground and its link with your sense of self’.
Published on June 25th, the book can be pre-ordered now.
UK pre-orders will receive a complimentary Lonely Press title from our back catalogue. Postage in UK is free. Europe - £5. Rest of the World - £10.
Setting Out My Stall Jane Fraser / O R E O S Tim MacGabhann / Four Poems Lisa Kelly / The Art of Walking Marc Hamer / HUMAN SOUP Madeleine D’Arcy / Three Poems for Kathy Acker Jo Mazelis / An Interview with Cynan Jones / Catherine Wilkinson / The Mansion House Elaine Canning / Two Poems Natalie Ann Holborow / The Lapwing Robert Minhinnick / Two Poems Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch / Stone Jesus Michele Smart / Four Poems John Freeman / Wreck Event Claire Carroll / Three Poems Eleanor Hooker / A Conversation with Oma, 1968 Emma Venables /Three Poems Katherine Duffy / Snidge Scrumpin’ Rob Francis / Chestnuts Dave Wakely / Two Poems Jenny Booth / Rathlin Sean Kenny / Two Poems Raine Geoghegan / Easter Livi Michael / Two Poems Cian Ferriter / Death & Love on the Prairie Yannick Pas / unwrapping my teapot Kelly Williams / Lots for Sale Maeve Reilly / On the Edge of Spring Vivien Freeman / Fur-lined Carl Thompson / Three Poems Edward O’Dwyer / An Interview with Horatio Clare Catherine Wilkinson / Two Poems Gavin Goodwin / After Ada Tanya Farrelly / Spielgabe Amy Barnes / Three Poems Kathy Miles / Wolf in the Ultraviolet Carol Farrelly / Two Elegies Nora McGillen
Cover Photograph by Jo Mazelis /
Design by John Lavin