MUDFOG was set up in 1994 to publish debut collections by writers from Teesside. Since then it has published 30 pamphlets and books by a wide variety of writers from a burgeoning local writing scene.
A number of the writers have gone on to national acclaim, giving readings throughout the country. All the publications have sold well -indeed a number have sold out and had to be reprinted.
Mudfog has also been involved in a number of poster projects, including a poem-poster dispayed on railway stations throughout the North-East, and “A Writer’s Map of Teesside” – literary history you can stick on the wall – which highlights just some of the wealth of writing from what has often been wrongly regarded as a ‘cultural desert’.
Our complete list is as follows – click on highlighted titles to read some samples.
MUDFOG Story Collections
- THE FINAL INNINGS – Don O’Neill
- TAPESTRY – Alyson Perry
- WAVING AT THE NEIGHBOURS – Karen Raftery
- THE STEEL BONGIE – Bert Ward
- THE FOOD OF LOVE – Vin Early
- FINDERS KEEPERS – Liz Geraghty
- WINDSWEPT – Trudy Hindmarsh
- THE HAPPY HEART – Pearl Irish
MUDFOG Poetry Collections
- HOT – Maureen Almond
- GOTHIC HORROR – Bob Beagrie
- SMOOTH TALK – Pat Brown
- RIVER MANAGEMENT – Kath Finn
- THE OUTSIDE EDGE – Muriel Gilroy
- SHINY DAYS – Shirley Hetherington
- FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST – Linda Innes
- BEING IN ROUGH COUNTRY – Terry Lawson
- A FUSION OF FINCHES – Marc Lines
- ME TEESSIDE BABE – Maggie Magee
- GETTING USED TO OUR WAYS – Molly Maughan
- THE NOW FAMILIAR CURVES – Margaret Mawston
- PREAMBLES – Brian Morton
- NICE WORDS – Sheila Nichols
- QUICKSTEPS – Ann O’Neill
- HOLY ISLAND – Margaret Perry
- STONECROP – Jerry Slater
- HVITABY – Christopher Thomson
SUNDAY – Dave Edwards
A stunning debut novella by a 19 year-old – ‘Holden Caulfield transfers to Grange Hill, by a Redcar Roddy Doyle’ – school-life traumas for adolescents of all ages.
A COLD SPELL – Gordon Hodgeon
The first full collection from a well-respected poet. ‘An authentic and sonorous voice, often grim and sad, but open to the energies and demands of new beginnings.’
LPS & SINGLES – John Miles Longden
A posthumous collection of poems by Teesside’s answer to Basil Bunting – idiosyncratic and intensely lyrical poetry of love, landscape and loss.
BUS SHELTER OBSERVATIONS – Heterogloss
Poems about the secret life of buses by arts collective Heterogloss.