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Occasional Remedies

New from IRON Press

JOHN FOX is best known as the Artistic Director of the legendary celebratory arts company Welfare State International (1968-2006) which performed large scale and spectacular theatre throughout the world.

Now, in his fourth poetry collection Occasional Remedies, John has conjured up more than fifty poems and drawings from his Cumbrian base with a unique perspective on a changing social and cultural life.

Publication Date: 25th January 2024

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A Half Century of Publishing

IRON 50 at 50

2023 marks a continuous half-century of publishing from IRON Press. When we began in 1973, a gallon of petrol (4.5 litres) cost 39p. Over these fifty years we have brought out 83 editions of IRON Magazine, around 200 separate books, run four IRON Press festivals, various residential writing courses at Arvon and maintained a regular critical dialogue with the many authors we have been involved with. Our first festival in 2013 was voted Best Event Tyneside in The Journal Culture Awards.

To celebrate this half century, on Sunday October 29th at the Watch House on Cullercoats sea front, we staged a twelve hour poetry session, 8.00 am to 8.00 pm, featuring fifty poets linked to the press over fifty years. All free and lots of live music too.


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