Jeremy Page is the author of several poetry collections, including Secret Dormitories (1993), The Alternative Version (2001), In and Out of the Dark Wood (2010), Closing Time (2014) and The Naming (2021). His poetry and short stories have been widely published in magazines such as Acumen, Aesthetica, Agenda, Ambit, Analog Sea Review, Magma and Poetry Wales. He has read at numerous venues, including the Troubadour, 106 Piccadilly, Lauderdale House, Folkestone Library, the Poetry Café, the Torriano and the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton. He is the author of two short plays, Loving Psyche (performed in Bremen) and Verrall of the White Hart (performed in Lewes) and his translations of the Lesbia poems of Catullus were published by Ashley Press as The Cost of All desire in 2011. In 2018 Cultured Llama published his novella London Calling. He has edited The Frogmore Papers since 1983, and lives close to the South Downs in Lewes.


HOW NOT TO FORGET Place his wooden spirit level on the shelf above the stairs so you see it with every descent. Keep his six-inch ruler in the drawer of your desk. Hang the scarf she knitted alongside your favourite coat. Keep her signed portrait of Gina Lollobrigida on your chest of drawers. And on your mantelpiece place that photo of the couple in Eastbourne the spring before they married, before they ever dreamed of you. Published in Acumen number 100, May 2021 and in collection The Naming (Frogmore Press, 2021)


Bliss (1989). Crabflower Pamphlets Secret Dormitories (1993). Crabflower Pamphlets The Alternative Version (2001). Frogmore Press In and Out of the Dark Wood (2010). HappenStance The Cost of All Desire: after Catullus (2011). Ashley Press Closing Time (2014). Pindrop Press Stepping Back: Resubmission for the Ordinary Level Examination in Psychogeography (2016). Frogmore Press If Not Now/Daca nu Acum (2017). Contemporary Literature Press, Bucharest London Calling and other stories (2018). Cultured Llama The Naming (2021). Frogmore Press

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