Poetry pamphlet

The Great Vowel Shift by Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton’s first pamphlet brings together poems published in a range of magazines including The Rialto, The North, Poetry News and Obsessed with Pipework.

“… equally at home in poignancy and exuberance” – John McCullough

“… an admirable balance of tenderness and terseness” – Hamish Canham Award judges on ‘Ellipsis’

“… a sense of the oceanic is achieved with the minimum of words and props” – Pascale Petit on ‘Midnight Pickup’

Published by Telltale Press, ISBN 978-09928555-0-5

The Great Vowel Shift, £4 plus 50p postage (UK)
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If you’d like to order more than one copy, or for orders outside the UK, please email me – robin@poetgal.co.uk  – thank you.


Afric McGlinchey on Sabotage Reviews

“Robin Houghton’s chapbook, beautifully produced by Telltale Press, is an engaging collection of amuse-bouches, alternating droll, ‘slants narratives with subtle poignancy.”

“…her poems live equally comfortably in rural (riverine) and urban environments, and her diversity, cultural references and lack of self-consciousness are really refreshing.”
Read the full review here …

Clare Best in The Frogmore Papers – 
“… a beautifully balanced short pamphlet collection… each (poem) absolutely earns its place”

Martin Noutch at London Grip – 
“… there is cleverness here, playfulness and personality”
Read the full review.

Review copies available –  please drop me a line at robin@poetgal.co.uk or on Twitter I’m @robinhoughton  –  thanks!


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