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scriptWelcome to www.johnbevis.com. Please follow the links on this page
for information about John Bevis, his publications and events.

ABOUT JOHN BEVIS

John Bevis is a writer of non-fiction, fiction, poetry and criticism, producing work for publication, performance and exhibition. Read what he has to say about his aims, interests and influences. More…

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Click here to read Licence to Borrow, a short talk on libraries delivered at the Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, London, on 16 November 2013.

PROSE TITLES

Printed in Norfolk: Coracle Publications 1989-2012
Catalogue of a travelling exhibition celebrating the work of the seminal small press, Coracle, and its directors Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn. More…

Aaaaw to Zzzzzd: The Words of Birds
North America, Britain, and Northern Europe
The distinctive and amazing songs and calls of birds: discover how and why birds sing, and the curious history of our attempts to appropriate birdsong. A meditation and a lexicon, in this new title from MIT Press. More…

Direct from nature: The Photographic Work of Richard & Cherry Kearton
A profusely illustrated study of some of the classic images of the Kearton brothers, pioneers of British nature photography, whose documentation of extreme pursuits has branded them the godfathers of land art. An indispensable primer, published by Colin Sackett. More…

Prostate Cancer Unplugged
Read a patient’s perspective on diagnosis, surgery and recovery, in this candid account, written not only for the benefit of patients, carers and health professionals, but also to raise awareness of a disease that is too often brushed under the mental carpet. Available to download instantly from this website as a digital book, with a sample chapter available to download free. More…

A Primer of Found Poetry
Modernism or plagiarism? Genius or laziness? A guide to the history, practice and practitioners of this maligned poetic form, illustrated with copious examples. The first comprehensive analysis of the numerous techniques for making found poetry. Available as a download from this website, with a free sample chapter. More…

Short Stories
This website features a changing selection of short stories by John Bevis. Tales of accidents, faux pas, everyday banalities and bungling through life from the perspective of a bemused outsider. A selection of occasional stories and prose to read online. More…

POETRY TITLES

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Some alternatives to flock
A collection of 37 verse and found poems, covering the period 2005-2008, in this handsome publication from Coracle. A spectrum of work, from brief pastoral lyrics to the confessions of someone who struggles to pronounce the word ‘crisps.’More…

From Furnace to Paradise… and back
The Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, was the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and now in its post-manufacturing phase is a centre of the heritage industry. The friction between these two cultures, explored in poems and prose by John Bevis & the colour photographs of William Finnigan. More…


VIDEO

One Four Seven
See and hear John Bevis performing his poetry on this DVD of 17 readings, recorded in the studio and on location, and produced by Christopher Cunniff and Helina Ivask. More…


DOWNLOADS

Find out about digital books available to purchase online, as well as free sample chapters from digital books, and a changing library of complete short stories to download free. More…


ARCHIVE

A complete backlist of all of John Bevis’s books and booklets, cards and folding cards, prints and editioned objects, including a price list of titles still available. More…


READINGS & TALKS

John Bevis is available for poetry readings and talks, and gives illustrated lectures on a range of subjects. Click here to find out more, check on availablility and make bookings. More…


WRITINGS

John Bevis is a critical writer and editor specializing in artists’ books, small press publishing, contemporary art, poetry, natural history and other subjects. Find out about discussing writing projects and commissioning introductions, articles and reviews. More…


HOW TO BUY

Order current publications or titles from the backlist, buy digital books to download online, and contact John Bevis. More…

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