Publication date: October 2013
Featuring poets: Mario Petrucci, Jackie Wills, Janet Sutherland, Andy Brown, Gerry Loose, Joel Lane, Alec Finlay, Deborah Tyler-Bennett, Sue Butler, Ben Armstrong, Sophie Mayer, David Hart, Rupert Loydell, Carol Watts, Mark Goodwin, Claire Trevien, Eleni Philippou, Wayne Burrows, Adam Crothers, Alison Brackenbury, Carina Hart, Giles Goodland, Alistair Noon, Amy Cutler, Chris McCabe, Helen Moore. Plus apple-inspired essays, prose and more, with a prologue by David Morley.
The Apple Anthology is a rich harvest of new, recent and ancient poetry, prose and visual art from a global array of writers, artists and scientists. The Anthology tells the story of how apples migrated from Northeast China to Europe, how to make zyder and why apples are such potent symbols of beauty, temptation and sexuality. Here you will encounter an apple clock, fruity surrealism, apples from Chernobyl and a tree called Camilla. You will meet King Byerd, Lady Henniker, The Bloody Ploughman, Pig’s Snout, Slack Ma Girdle and countless other characterful apple varieties.
Pushing the boundaries of genre and subject specialism, all of these creations look at apples in new, challenging and surprising ways. With a foreword by David Morley, contributions from members of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers, and a range of intellectuals, creators and collagists, The Apple Anthology is bursting with flavour and delight.