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 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.

Published today!

I am delighted to announce three new books for 2020, the first two of these released today, 1st February 2020! The third is published in a week's time. Liam is haunted by his age and the history it forces upon him. Yet he is also plagued by the need to make more - to generate ...

New titles for a New Year!

Coverstory books is delighted to be able to announce three new books for 2020! the first two of these will be released on 1st February 2020, with the third hopefully on or around the same date. Liam is haunted by his age and the history it forces upon him. Yet he is also plagued by ...

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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 ...

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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 ...