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Dylan study

The Nightingale’s Code appeared in 2001. Follow the link for extracts, etc.

”John Gibbens’s passionate advocacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest popular artists belongs among the best Dylan books”
Kirkus UK

“A gem amongst a lot of current fibreglass… essential reading”
Paula Radice, Freewheelin’

“Perception without pretension… studded with sharp images and insights”
Emma Hagestadt, The Independent


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UK: £16.50 (including P&P)

Europe: £19.50 (including P&P)

Australia: £23.50 (including P&P)

USA: £25.50 (including P&P)


Poetry pamphlets

The Inkjet Books, launched in 2002, now number a couple of dozen titles. Among them are several illuminated pamphlets – for instance The Improvised Version – illustrated by the poet, and two of “visual poetry” – Picture Word Book and Underscore.

First two: last few

Man’s Laughter / Simples was the first item to wear the Touched Press “tipi” colophon. A Prontaprint-produced bifarious booklet published in 1999, a few copies still survive.



Collected Poems (2000) was the second Touched book, and first to get an ISBN. An unslim volume now out of print, some remaining copies are also available here. Follow the link for sample poems.

“If you care about English language poetry and want to discover one of this generation’s best poets ahead of the crowd, buy this book.”
Tony Grist, New Hope International Review


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