Abraham and Isaac

by Chester Mystery Plays images by J. Martin Pitts from the Chester Mystery Plays Mediaeval Mystery Plays wove into dramatic form many of the strongest and most elemental stories in the Bible. Here, the mounting anguish of Abraham, commanded by God to sacrifice...

The Book of Job

images by John Abell text taken from the King James Bible. Linocut images by John Abell The Book of Job is the poetic discussion from the Old Testament which explores the nature of suffering. Why do the innocent suffer? Why are the righteous punished? Where is God’s...

What Earth Thought

by Christopher Meredith images by Sara Philpott A sestina by Christopher Meredith with uniquely printed imagery by Sara Philpott Christopher Meredith has written a poem in a form which he says, in his Afterword, he had never expected to write. A sestina. In a study of...

Trans-Siberian Prosody and Little Jeanne from France

by Blaise Cendrars images by Natalie d’Arbeloff Translated into English by Dick Jones This extraordinary epic poem - known for short as the Trans-Sib given its deliberately awkward and cumbersome title - was written by Blaise Cendrars in 1913. It is a compound of the...

The Waternymph and the Boy

by Roden Noel images by J. Martin Pitts Martin Pitts' name has been associated with The Old Stile Press since the very beginning. He made linocuts for our first book and, since then, a succession of projects with his images has been eagerly awaited and well received...