The Topiary of Passchendaele


Winner of the 2017/18 Book & Pamphlet Competition

A large and various cast of strange, sad, joyous, repellent and poignant characters. A sort of travelogue or bestiary. I liked its oddity, gusto – and unemphatic pathos. – David Constantine

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Christopher North’s first collection A Mesh of Wires, published by Smith|Doorstop, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in 1999. He has published two full collections since: Explaining the Circumstances (2010), The Night Surveyor (2014) and a bilingual collection Al Otro Lado del Aguilar (2011) with Terry Gifford – all with Oversteps Books. His most recent pamphlet is Wolves Recently Sighted, Templar Poetry 2014. Since 2002, with his wife Marisa, he has facilitated poetry writing retreats and courses at Almassera Vella in Relleu, Alicante Spain. He chairs ‘Stanza Alacant’ now in its eleventh year.