All posts by Ian Gouge

Although I have been writing for many years, I still suffer from that common complaint felt by all writers at one time or another - namely, the nagging uncertainty around the quality and relevance of their work. Being able to share my work via my personal site - and through my paperback and ebook publications - is therefore of tremendous importance to me. If you like anything you read here, please 'Share' it on your own social media streams. It's a great way to help me reach more people, and would really be appreciated. Of course, a simple 'Like' is just fine too! Thank you for spending some time with me.


Two new books for July!

"A Kind of Making: Selected Poems, 1979-2018" by Tom Furniss: Doomed Spanish poet Federico Lorca, ill-fated Tudor battleship the Mary Rose, a Ming dynasty porcelain flask, a sawing horse: in a collection spanning almost 40 years, Tom Furniss’s poetry ranges far and wide, forging connections between past and present, sculpting fresh images from the global ...


Just a lovely launch event…

Yesterday afternoon, Coverstory books latest publication, "Oak Tree Alchemy", was launched in a cosy venue at The Oak Tree pub, in Helperby, North Yorkshire. The pub is the monthly venue for a group of poets whose work the book showcases. Largely in recognition for the superb hosts they have proven over the years, the collection is ...

The books are here!

Copies of "Oak Tree Alchemy" arrived in good time for our launch event and reading at 3pm on Saturday 6th April at The Oak Tree in Helperby, North Yorkshire. The books will be on sale the same day on-line and by order through any good bookshop worldwide. Exciting!

“Oak Tree Alchemy” – publication date

On the 6th April 2019, "Oak Tree Alchemy" - an anthology of poems written by members of a vibrant North Yorkshire writing group - is published. Eleven poets have contributed to the collection about which co-editor Brian Clark says: Oak Tree Alchemy, the title of this poetry collection brought to you by members of The ...

New book – 1st January

Coverstory books is pleased to welcome "First-time Visions of Earth from Space" tomorrow, 1st January, 2019. What a great way to start the new year! This will be closely followed on 1st February by a new novel, "At Maunston Quay", and then before Easter a poetry anthology, "Oak Tree Alchemy". Hopefully signs for the start ...


“Oak Tree Alchemy”

This coming Spring, Coverstory books is proud to announce its first anthology of poetry. The book, "Oak Tree Alchemy', is a collection of work by a group of poets based in North Yorkshire, England. It will be an eclectic work featuring a variety of themes and styles, and a number of the contributors have been ...


2019 starts with two new titles!

"First-time Visions of Earth from Space" is a collection of poetry and is published in 1st January. "At Maunston Quay" is a novel published just a month later on 1st February.