We are thrilled to announce details of a fairly secret project that we’ve had in the pipeline for several months. Between Two Rivers is a unique collaboration between poet, Nick Allen and artist, Myles Linley that will be published as Maytree 006 in September.
The book features fourteen new poems by Nick together with several colour reproductions of Myles’ wonderful paintings of the East Yorkshire landscape.
Look out for more news and a cover reveal very soon.
Talking about the project, Nick said:
‘The project between two rivers grew out of a long standing friendship between Myles and I that has involved a lot of curry and far too many nights standing at Fall gigs wondering which way the evening was going to go. When Myles moved to Beverley we started visiting places around Hull, especially on the waterfronts of the Humber and the Hull. We found we were talking a lot about the strange landscapes of places like Sunk Island, to the east of Hull and the old warehouse, industrial banks of the River Hull passing through the city of Kingston upon Hull. We moved further afield, to places near Goole and Howden and Ferriby not to mention the south coast of the Humber, to Swinefleet and the Isle of Axholme. We had both been fascinated by the Dutch River, constructed in the 17th century, for a few years and then one day I found I was driving along ’the road Between Two Rivers’ and we had a title for the collaborative piece we had been talking about idly for that time.’
Between Two Artists:
Last year Nick was twice runner-up in international poetry competitions and was highly commended in the OWF Otley ‘wildlife’ competition. His first pamphlet, the necessary line, was published by Half Moon Books in October 2017. His first collection, the riding, was published in August 2019 also by Half Moon Books. He talks to poets in darkened rooms at the back of pubs and sometimes feels enlightened.
You can find out more about Nick’s work here
Myles Linley was born in 1967 and grew up in North Yorkshire.
He studied Art in Harrogate and at Bristol Polytechnic in the late 80’s and then returned to Yorkshire. For the last 5 years he has lived in East Yorkshire within easy reach of the Wolds and the Holderness coast.
His paintings are mostly landscapes, seascapes and street scenes. He concentrates on light, shade, movement and stillness to try and create dramatic brooding images.
His website can be found here