Mudfog

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

MUDFOG Books

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.

Funding

Borough Council Funders and Northern Arts
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