Smokestack's list includes books by John Berger, Michael Rosen, Katrina Porteous, Ian McMillan, Kate Fox, Martin Rowson, Alison Fell, Sebastian Barker, Gerda Stevenson and Steve Ely. Smokestack's growing international list includes books by Bertolt Brecht (Germany), Gustavo Pereira (Venezuela), Francis Combes (France), Rocco Scotellaro (Italy), Heinrich Heine (Germany), Nikola Vaptsarov (Bulgaria), Andras Mezei (Hungary), Paul van Ostaijen (Belgium), Roque Dalton (El Salvador), Yiannis Ritsos (Greece) and Victor Jara (Chile).
Coming soon from Smokestack are a new translation of Mayakovsky’s epic poem Lenin, and anthologies of poetry from Algeria, Bolivia, Palestine and the Soviet Union.
'One of the most courageous little presses in Britain.' Penniless Press
'Smokestack has a well-deserved reputation as a pioneer in publishing progressive poetry from around the globe.' Morning Star
'Smokestack has a great squad of radical poets lined up for its first season. I predict that the team will roll like thunder, strike like lightning and electrify British poetry.' Adrian Mitchell
Smokestack Books aims to hold open a space for what is left of the English radical poetic tradition in the twenty-first century. Smokestack champions poets who are unfashionable, left-field or working a long way from the metropolitan centres of cultural authority. Smokestack is committed to the common music of poetry; is interested in the World as well as in the Word; believes that poetry is a part of and not apart from society; argues that if poetry does not belong to everybody, it is not poetry.
'And on every side smokestacks were dancing on rooftops.' Vladimir Mayakovsky
For a complete list of Smokestack titles, see www.smokestack-books.co.uk