Collectors have enquired over the years, and still do, about the possibility of acquiring past editions of the Post-Nearly Press conversations series. All copies, even damages and rejects, are sold out, and it has always been the intention that these stapled books will not be re-published in that form. This still holds true – only potential future editions with new voices will extend that series.
However, it remains a shame that collectors cannot access the editions they want, especially were the series to continue. To that end a hardback compilation is planned which will feature the five editions to date (with Iain Sinclair, Chris Petit, Andrew Kotting, Alan Moore and Stewart Lee), along with artwork, introduction, foreword and some extras.
Discussions are ongoing with Chroma Editions in the hope of producing this compilation during 2021. Updates will be posted here, on Twitter, and to the mailing list (to which you can subscribe with the link provided).
Meanwhile, please consider Chroma’s exciting new book From Tarmac to Towpath – Excursions into Lockdown. All proceeds from this authentic and completely original publication, with haunting psychogeographical visions and dispatches from thirteen contributors such as Clare Archibald and Joanna Pocock, the book edited by David Banning and Julian Hyde, go to food banks.
From Tarmac to Towpath: Excursions into Lockdown is a collection of works created on the streets of London, Lancashire, Cumbria, Newcastle, Glasgow and the Firth of Forth when the UK was in Lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Featuring text and images from 13 artists across the UK, a document of traces emerges formed of spectral walks, psychogeographical encounters, eerie geometries, deserted towpaths, former railway lines, discarded masks, ghostly enclaves and sudden verdures. While boundaries dissolve, everything is muffled and haunted, desperate for re-connection. Dust, rust and peeling paint triggers acknowledgement of hyperawareness. Stunned side streets and somnolent houses (evoked by Graham Greene as, ‘the unfamiliar shadows of half-things, broken things, former things’) are amongst many captured moments that remind us of the unprecedented emotions and events of life in lockdown.