Slow Dancer Press

Slow Dancer Press was in existence from 1977 to 1999. During that time, 30 issues of Slow Dancer Magazine were published, in addition to 45 pamphlet collections, 13 books of poetry and 9 books of prose.

All publications are now out of print; copies of most can be found in the British Library and the Poetry Library at the South Bank Centre.

SIMON ARMITAGE

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The Walking Horses  Poetry 20pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 871033 01 2 1988 

Around Robinson Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 871033 10 1 1990 

ALBERT BAKER

The Sound of Wings Poetry 24pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 31 4 1995

STEPHANIE BOWGETT

The Grape-Eating Fox Poetry 24pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 29 2 1994

ROMULUS BUCUR

Ditties Poetry  28pp A5 pamphlet  ISBN 1 87103355 1

MATTHEW CALEY

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Dancing At The Lone Star Diner  Poetry 32pp 21×12.5cm pamphlet ISBN 0 9507479 9 8 1987
Sirens: The Brixton Soundtrack Poetry 20pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 33 0 1995
Thirst Poetry  64pp 224x148mm paperback  ISBN 1 871033 50 0  1999
Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, 1999

“A joy!”
Time Out

LUCILLE CLIFTON

The Terrible Stories Poetry  72pp 224x148mm paperback  ISBN 1 871033 42 X, 1998

“A gorgeous, haunting collection”
Poetry London

JILL COWLEY

Song of the Womb Poetry 14pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 871033 11 X 1990

HUME CRONYN

Birdhouse Contributions Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 22 5 1993

CATHERINE DAVIDSON

Inheriting The Ocean  Poetry 28 pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 35 7 1996

JILL DAWSON

White Fish With Painted Nails Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 26 8

SUE DYMOKE

Sometime Other Than Now  Poetry [with John Harvey] 16pp A5 pamphlet 
ISBN 1 871033 00 4

Hunting Ground  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 20 9

AMANDA EASON

In That Country  Poetry 16pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 06 3 1989

ROBERT ETTY

Marking Places  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 27 6 1994

JANET FISHER

Listening to Dancing Poetry 16pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 07 1 1989
Nobody Move  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 19 5 1992

IULIAN FRUNTASAU

God’s Ear Poetry  28pp A5 pamphlet

TINA FULKER

Gash!  Poetry 48pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 14 4 1992

REBECCA GOSS

Keeping Houston Time Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet Price ISBN 1 870133 39 X

LAVINIA GREENLAW

Love From a Foreign City Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 18 7 1993

HEATHER HAND

Eating Pearls  Poetry 24pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 25 X 1993
The Projector  Poetry 24pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 32 2 1995

JOHN HARVEY

The Old Postcard Trick  Poetry & Photographs 20pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 9507479 3 9 1984
Taking The Long Road Home Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 04 7 1988
Territory Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 15 2 1993
Blue Lightning  (Editor)  Fiction  424pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 87103343 8  1998
Short stories with a musical theme or background by Charlotte Carter, Rosanne Cash, Liza Cody, Stella Duffy, Jeffery Deaver, Kirsty Gunn, John Harvey, Michael Z. Lewin, Bill Moody, Walter Mosley, Gary Phillips, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson,James Sallis, Julie Smith, Neville Smith, Brian Thompson, JohnWilliams

“The most entertaining crime fiction of the year”
The Times

Now’s the Time: The Complete Resnick Short Stories  Fiction 04pp  205x133mm hardcover ISBN 1 871033 58 6  1999. Limited edition of 1000, 400 numbered and signed
304pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 871033 53 5  1999

“A perfect coda to the most accomplished crime series of the 1990s”
Booklist

LEE HARWOOD

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Dream Quilt: 30 Assorted Stories Prose 48pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 4 7 1985
In the Mists: Mountain Poems Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 23 3 1993
Morning Light   Poetry 72pp 224x148mm paperback  ISBN 1 871033 41 1 1998

“A master of the craft”
Poetry Quarterly Review

NORBERT HIRSCHHORN

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Renewal Soup  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 34 9 1996
A Cracked River  Poetry  64pp 224x148pp paperback  1999

These poems are full of a wisdom and a depth I  see very rarely in poetry…. This is a beautiful book, 
one to be cherished, and if some major British publisher doesn’t bring us a full collection soon, there’s 
no justice’
Steven Waling

‘Hirschhorn’s poems travel from Minnesota to Cambodia to Java, effortlessly – what connects them is the confidence of his voice, which is at once very personal and direct’
Poetry London

LIBBY HOUSTON

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‘Libby Houston has an original voice, which is hard to characterize…. She likes to contemplate rottenness, rotting and the agents of change and decay, blowflies, maggots and mould, which she describes with a nice precision which remove them to the safe world of wit on the one hand, or fairy tale on the other. she looks at tiny details and large movements of life and time, like all good writers; a poet, a woman, not particularly a woman poet.’ 
A. S. Byatt

Necessity  Poetry 56pp A5 Pbk ISBN 1 871033 02 01988
Out of Necessity Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 36 5 1996
Cover of Darkness Selected Poems  160pp 224x148mm paperback

““A brilliant poet craftily at work”
Judith Kazantzis

KEITH JAFRATE

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War Poems  Poetry 44pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 6 3 1987
Jump!  Poetry, with Photographs by John Harvey 16pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 871033 00 4 1987
The Song of Orpheus Poetry 18pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 38 1 1996

DAVID KRESH

Bloody Joy : Love Poems Poetry 48pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 0 9507479 0 4 1981

BARRY MACSWEENEY

Ranter Poetry 48pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 5 5 1985

RHONA McADAM

Old Habits Poetry 64pp A5 pbk ISBN 1 871033 21 7 1993  Co-published with Thistledown Press, Saskatchewan, Canada

JULES MANN

Pluck Poetry  28pp A5 pamphlet  ISBN 1 871033 60 8

BILL MOODY

Solo Hand  Fiction  224pp B format paperback ISBN 1 87033 49 7

NANCY NIELSEN

East of the Light Poetry 50pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 2 0 1984
Co-published with Stone Man Press, Lubec, Maine USA
Fencing Wildness  28 pp A5 pamphlet  ISBN 1 871033 59 4 1999

SHARON OLDS

The Matter of This World Poetry 60pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 8 X 1987

ELIZABETH MADOX ROBERTS

The Haunted Mirror Three short stories with an introduction by Jennifer Bailey  
48pp A5 Pbk ISBN 0 9507479 1 2 1984

ANN SANSOM

Vehicle  Poetry  28pp A5 pamphlet  ISBN 1 871033 61 6  1999

PETER SANSOM

More Poems About Love Affairs & Trains  Poetry 20pp A5 ISBN 0 9507479 7 1 1987
Talk Sense Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet. Price ISBN 1 871033 40 3

JAMES SCHUYLER

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Last Poems  Poetry 64pp A5 paperback ISBN 1871033519

JULIE SMITH

New Orleans Mourning  Fiction 412pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 871033 45 4  1998
The Axeman’s Jazz  Fiction  380pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 871033 57 8  1999
“Cool, complex and penetrating right to the heart” Val McDermid

NEVILLE SMITH

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Gumshoe  Fiction 192pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 871033 44 6  1998
“A small masterpiece of humour”
Time Out

MARTIN STANNARD

The Gracing of Days  Poetry 56pp A5 Pbk ISBN 1 871033 09 8 1989

MANDY SUTTER

Permission to Stare  Poetry 24pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 24 1 1993

DIANA SYDER

Catching The Light  Poetry 18pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 37 3 1996

BRIAN THOMPSON

Ladder of Angels Fiction  240pp B format paperback  ISBN 1 870133 48 9

“Well-written, funny, unexpected, sophisticated and thoroughly enjoyable”
San Francisco Chronicle

RUTH VALENTINE

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The Identification of Species Poetry 16pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 13 6 1991
Second, Enlarged Edition  20pp A5 pamphlet 
ISBN 1 871033 17 9 1992
The Tide Table Poetry 64pp 224x148mm paperback  ISBN 1 871033 46 2 1998

“Serious,impassioned, keenly perceptive work”
John Burnside

RHIANNON WAKEMAN

Tenants of The House  Poetry 20pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 08 X 1989

JACKIE WILLS

Black Slingbacks Poetry 16pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 12 8 1991
Second, Enlarged Editon   20pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 17 9 1992

SARAH WOOD

Love Or Something Else  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 30 6 1995

TAMAR YOSELOFF

Fun House  Poetry 28pp A5 pamphlet ISBN 1 871033 28 4 1994
Sweetheart  Poetry 64pp 224x148mm paperback  ISBN 1 871033 47 0  1998
Poetry Book Society Special Commendation.
Winner, Aldebugh Poetry Festival Prize for Best First Collection, 1998