>From: "Lawrence Upton" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Alaric Sumner - VOICES (for 9)
>Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 10:11:55 +0100
>A piece of almost-news! _VOICES (for 9)_ by Alaric Sumner has been printed
>and will be published in September by Writers Forum in association with
>words worth books.
>You may recall that _VOICES (for 9)_ was presented at the Royal Court
>Upstairs, directed by Roxana Silbert, in May 1994; but this is the first
>time that the text has been published.
>It has been reproduced from Alaric's own typesetting; and it is presented,
>as Alaric wished, on A3 sheets, with each reading page - of which there are
>17 - spread over two A3 sheets, _VOICES (for 9)_ has been comb bound to
>It is relatively expensive to produce and a price has not yet been set. (The
>method and cost of sending out by post such an unusually-shaped item needs
>consideration in itself, and I am set to become expert in price and
>availability of large envelopes!) It is likely that _VOICES (for 9)_ will be
>priced uneconomically so that it is affordable. A further note will be sent
>out here and elsewhere in late September with a request that you buy it!
>Alaric Sumner's last two publications:
>_Aberrations of Lenses Mirrors Sight_ RWC 1998
>_Bucking Curtains_, The Mainstream Poetry 2000
>remain in print, although _BUCKING CURTAINS_ - another A3 monster - is
>currently out of stock until late September
>_VOICES (for 9)_ is the first of what I hope will be many publications of
>writing by Alaric Sumner to be published in the coming months. A feature on
>him is due from the web magazine _Masthead_. Spread the word!
>Once _VOICES (for 9)_ is available, Writers Forum will turn its attention to
>Sumner's _Coherent Language_, which should appear in October 2003
>_words worth books_ was Alaric Sumner's own imprint and remains in business.
>Funds permitting, it will reissue his _Waves on Porthmeor Beach_ in 2004
>_Writers Forum_ is a small press, founded by Bob Cobbing in 1963, which had
>published nearly 1500 items by the time of Bob's death in 2002. Cobbing left
>the press jointly to me and Adrian Clarke; and we are doing our best to
>continue Cobbing's important publishing.
>Spread the word. Encourage those who might be interested in receiving
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