THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS



Peter Thabit Jones is the Founder and Editor of THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales, with an international perspective, which appears twice a year, in winter and summer. The first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.

THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world. Poets from the U.K., America, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Catalonia, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.


New York's Vince Clemente, as the magazine's Consultant Editor: America, ensures a steady stream of American poets. Each issue features a Poet Profile, a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. The policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. There is also a Books and Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications
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The magazine is a cooperating partner with CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHERS, New York. The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious literary events in America and the publication in QUARRY of work by the late, Pulitzer prize-winner, American Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.

The magazine has also been contracted to THE POETRY LIBRARY'S (Royal Festival Hall, London) prestigious digitisation project, which ensured copies of the magazine are featured on its very popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. QUARRY was featured in THE GUARDIAN, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers, in April 2006. It was awarded SECOND BEST SMALL PRESS MAGAZINE IN THE U.K. 2006 by PURPLE PATCH (U.K.).

He organises THE SEVENTH QUARRY/CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS POETRY EVENTS, which have taken place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, and The Boathouse in Laugharne; and the first solo participant of the Series was America's Stanley H. Barkan.




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Vince Clemente
Quarry Consultant Editor, USA

Vince is a State University of New York English Professor Emeritus, poet, biographer, and critic, whose many books include JOHN CIARDI: MEASURE OF THE MAN (University of Arkansas Press, 1987), PAUMANOK RISING 1981), and eight volumes of poetry, the latest being UNDER A BALEFUL STAR (2007) and SWEETER THAN VIVALDI (2002), which features art work by the late Ernesto F. Costa, who is represented in permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and America's Library of Congress.

One of his books of poetry A PLACE FOR LOST CHILDREN (1997) is a text studied on POETS AND POETRY, a Certificate module and a part-time degree module, taught by Peter Thabit Jones at D.A.C.E., University of Wales Swansea.

Brought up in Brooklyn, New York, his work has also appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE BOSTON BOOK REVIEW, NEWSDAY, SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, and newspapers and other publications in Britain. It has also been featured in major anthologies, such as DARWIN: A NORTON CRITICAL EDITION, BLOOD TO REMEMBER: AMERICAN POETS ON THE HOLOCAUST (Texas Tech University Press) and SEPTEMBER 11th: AMERICAN WRITERS RESPOND.

For many years a trustee of the Walt Whitman Birthplace and founding editor of WEST HILLS REVIEW: A WALT WHITMAN JOURNAL, he has lectured at Hofstra, CW Post, SUNY Albany, as well as at museums like the Hecksher and Parish.

His literary friends have included John Ciardi, who organised many influential NEW ENGLAND BREAD LOAF events, where Robert Frost was a frequent participant, House of Scribner's New York Editor John Hall Wheelock, who edited many of Thomas Wolfe's novels, and James Dickey, author of DELIVERANCE.


The VINCE CLEMENTE PAPERS, which is an impressive display of his long life as a writer, biographer and critic, and which includes the correspondence between Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones and poem manuscripts by the Welsh poet, is part of the Department of Rare Books & Collections of Rochester University, New York.

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HOW TO SUBMIT POEMS TO THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE

Contributors receive a free copy.

Anyone wishing to submit poems to be considered for the magazine should e-mail material to:

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Submission: No more than four poems (no long poems, please).

Annual subscription: £9 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for £4.50. USA subscription $30 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for $15.  Available via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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SPECIAL ISSUES:

Stanley H. Barkan, Spring 2014. An issue devoted to Stanley H. Barkan, poet and publisher (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).

Welsh Poet Terry Hetherington, Autumn 2008. An issue devoted to Terry Hetherington, who died in August 2007.

POETS OF INDIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of India. Guest-edited by Mandira Ghosh of The Poetry Society (India).


POETS OF CATALONIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Catalonia. Guest-edited by Dr. Kristine Doll.


INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT, an interview, conducted by American Patricia Holt, with Distinguished Professor of Physics, American Bill Colson, and Welsh poet and dramatist, Peter Thabit Jones.


INTERVIEW SUPPLEMENT, an interview, conducted by American writer John Dotson, with American actor David Campagna.

 

FORTHCOMING

POETS OF KOREA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Korea. Guest-edited by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards and Steffen Richards.

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POET TO POET CHAPBOOK SERIES

THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS, NEW YORK

 

A series of commissioned publications, offshoots of THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine and
co-published with Stanley H. Barkan’s Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

The publications will feature two poets: one British and one non-British.

The aim is to promote THE SEVENTH QUARRY beyond the magazine and to continue its international
focus, supported by Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

 

SERIES EDITORS:

PETER THABIT JONES AND STANLEY H. BARKAN

Poet to Poet #1: Bridging the Waters  Swansea to Sag Harbor

by Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2008

Poet to Poet #2: First and Last Things

by J.C. Evans and Annabelle Moseley

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2009

Poet to Poet #3: Nightwatch

by Aeronwy Thomas and Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010

Poet to Poet #4: Poems East Coast/West Coast

by Stanley H. Barkan and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010

Poet to Poet #5: The Holy Place

by John Dotson and Caroline Gill

Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2012

Poet to Poet #6

by Sultan Catto and Jean Salkilld

Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2013

 

Available from:

Cross-Cultural Communications, 239 Wynsum Avenue, Merrick, New York 11566-4725, U.S.A.

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BOOKS, DVDs, AND CDs FROM THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS

Information on the books/DVDS/CDs, prices, and how to purchase them is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

POETRY/PROSE/ARTWORK/CHILDREN'S PROSE/LITERARY/DRAMA

 

THE HEARTBREAK AT THE HEART OF THINGS by American poet Vince Clemente, 2012. POETRY
PRICE £8.99/$15  ISBN 9780-9567457-4-3


LOVE FOR EVER MERIDIAN/FINDING DYLAN THOMAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by American writer John Dotson, 2012. PROSE
PRICE £12/$20  ISBN 978-0-89304-380-3 (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York)

HOW TO CARVE AN ANGEL (book and CD) by American poet Peter Fulton,
2011. POETRY
PRICE $9.95/CD PRICE $14.95  ISBN 978-095674570-5/
CD:
ISBN 978-095674571-2


CREATURES OF A DEAD COMMUNITY by Welsh poet Lynn Hopkins,
2012. POETRY
PRICE £4.50  ISBN 978-0-9567457-3-6

PSYCHE OF MIRRORS/A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2012. POETRY/ PROSE/ARTWORK
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $28 ISBN 9780893043612

THE DIVINE KISS: AN EXHIBIT OF PAINTINGS AND POEMS IN HONOR OF DAVID CAMPAGNA by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2014. POETRY/ARTWORK
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $14 ISBN 9780893049706


POEMS FROM DYLAN'S WALES by American poet John Edwin Cowen, 2012. POETRY (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $15 ISBN 9780893042196

ALFRED'S RIBBON by German author Beta Berlin, 2013. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE £8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-5-0

LOOKING FOR NELLA by German author Beta Berlin, 2014. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE £8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-8-1

IMPRINTS by Julie-Anne Grey, 2014. POETRY
PRICE £4.99 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-9567457-6-7


DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas, 2014. LITERARY GUIDE (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE £5.00 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-89304-997-3


THE POET, THE HUNCHBACK, AND THE BOY/DVD by Peter Thabit Jones, 2014
. DRAMA (Performed by Swansea Little Theatre actors/co-published with the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Wales, and produced by Holly Tree Productions)
PRICE £10 STERLING/$20 ISBN 9780-0-9567457-7-4

THE CARDINAL’S DOG AND OTHER POEMS by Christopher Norris, 2015 POETRY

(co-published with De La Salle University Publishing House, Philippines)

PRICE £10 STERLING ISBN 978-971-555-571-5

THE RED OF LIFE by Theo Halama, 2014 POETRY

(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE
£5.00 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-956-74579-8


THE COLOUR OF SAYING/A CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION IN CELEBRATION OF DYLAN THOMAS ANTHOLOGY, edited by Peter Thabit Jones and Stanley H. Barkan (includes translations of The Hunchback in the Park by Dylan Thomas into other languages), 2014 POETRY

(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).

PRICE £5 STERLING/$15 ISBN 978-0-893-04928-7

SWIFTSCAPE by Frances White, 2015 POETRY

PRICE £6.99 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-993526-0-3

 

THE FAMILIAR ROAD by Jean Salkilld, 2016 POETRY
PRICE
£6.99 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-9935326-4-1


THE FIRE IN THE WOOD by Peter Thabit Jones, 2017. DRAMA
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).

PRICE £10.00 STERLING/$15 ISBN 978-0-89304-358-2

 

FORTHCOMING (2017/2018):

Books by Kristine Doll (America), Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan (America), Stanley H. Barkan (America), John Smelcer (America)

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BOOKS BY CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD, BIG SUR POET AND ARTIST:

The Seventh Quarry Press is the U.K./Europe distributor of Carolyn's
books.  Information on the books, prices, and how to purchase them is
available from
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