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 Tim Turnbull

Books

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Avanti!

Red Squirrel Press, 2018

While there is the familiar uproarious humour, a startling shift in expressive mode in this collection shows a deeper engagement with place and lanscape, domestic intimacy and tenderness, and finally arrives at a sense of renewal.

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North

Wyrd Harvest, 2017

This joint publication, with Phil Breach – a stalwart of the Folk Horror Revival – contains poems and a supernatural tale which explore the uncanny North of legend and nightmare.

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'Silence' and Other Stories

Postbox Press, 2016

A collection of supernatural tales in the tradition of the masters of the weird tale. Spooky goings-on from the south of  France to the North York Moors.

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Caligula on Ice and Other Poems

Donut Press, 2009

Includes the Forward Prize nominated poem, Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn, and a plethora of music hall inspired satires and songs.

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Es Lebt!

roughbooks, 2009

Bilingual edition with translation German poets by Norbert Hummelt, Birgit Kempker, Norbert Lange, Ulf Stoterfoht, Hans Thill and Jan Wagner.

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Stranded in Sub-Atomica

Donut Press, 2005

Nominated for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection in the 2006 Forward Prizes with the fabulous cover design of Liam Relph.

Pamphlets

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The Camden Art Redemption Miracle

Donut Press, 2011

'Tim Turnbull's pitch perfect fable in terza rima...' Andrew McCullough, TLS

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Caligula on Ice (Special Edition)

Donut Press, 2007

A limited edition of the caustic long poem 'celebrating' Tony Blair's Britain.

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What was that?

Donut Press, 2004

Deft storytelling with a cinematographic eye; vicious satire and unflinching honesty underlain by a 'big, warm heart.'

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Work

Mews Press, 2001

Turnbull's Ictus Prize-winning debut pamphlet from Sheffield Hallam University's press.

Anthologies

Poems included in:

Poems of the Decade (selected W. Seighart, Forward Worldwide, 2015)
Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (ed R. Lumsden, Bloodaxe Books, 2010)
Addressing the Bard: twelve contemporary poets respond to Robert Burns (ed. Douglas Gifford, Scottish Poetry Library, 2009)
Michael Rosen's A to Z: The Best Children's Poetry from Agard to Zephaniah (ed. Miichael Rosen, Puffin Books, 2009)
Forward Book of Poetry 2009 (foreword by Frieda Hughes, Forward, 2008)
Forward Book of Poetry 2007 (foreword by John Burnside, Forward, 2006)
Queen of the Sheep: New Writing Scotland 23 (ed. V Thornton & H. White, ASLS, 2005)
Wozu Vögel, Bücher, Jazz (ed. Hans Thill, Wunderhorn, 2005)
Ten Hallam Poets (ed. S. Earnshaw, E.A. Markham, S. O'Brien, Mews Press, 2005)
Artefiction: notes from the post-punk underground (ed. David Goodchild, Stride, 2000)
Oral: poems: sonnets, lyrics and the like (ed. Sarah-Jane Lovett, Sceptre, 1999)