Books Published

1988 and 1989
Dandelions for Mother’s Day published by Stride, dedicated to Matt Simpson.
The Fiddle, new and selected poems, published by Stride
The Way We Came, published by bluechrome, cover was a photograph by Gordon Tyrrall
The New Generation, poems for children, published by Salt Publishing
I Sing of Bricks, published in the Salt Modern Voices collection, Salt Publishing
Catching On, an elegaic sequence for Matt Simpson, published by Rack Press
The Lightfoot Letters, poems interspersed with some of the family letters published by Erbacce
Kids’ Stuff, a pamphlet of children’s poems, published by Erbacce
Paper Patterns, published by Lapwing, with cover image by Maria Walker, including two major sequences
Letting Go, Poems of Childhood, Daughterhood and Parenthood, published by Mother’s Milk Books
Hearth, a pamphlet of paired poems with Sarah James, under the Duets imprint
The Five Petals of Elderflower, published by Red Squirrel Press
Grimm Rules, chapbook of poems based on Faerie Tales, forthcoming with Three Drops Press

Critical Books
Focus on Spies by Michael Frayn published by Greenwich Exchange 2008
Focus on The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter published by Greenwich Exchange 2009
Focus on The Poetry of John Clare published by Greenwich Exchange 2015

Anthologies Edited
The Least Thing, an anthology of Christians Writing, featuring work by Peter Walton, Evangeline Paterson, Steven Waling, Brian Louis Pearce, Anne Ashworth, Philip Pacey, R.S. Thomas, James Harpur, Bruce J. James, Elizabeth R. Black and Tony Lucas. Epigraph ‘Song of Caedmon’ by Matt Simpson, Foreword by George Szirtes. Published by Stride 1989 (The Greenbelt Files)

Making Connections a festschrift for Matt Simpson, put together for his 60th birthday. Numerous contributions including U. A. Fanthorpe, Anne Stevenson, Roger McGough, Adrian Henri, Kenneth Muir, Gael Turnbull and many others. Includes two interviews with Matt, his thoughts on writing poetry, and some of his new poems. Published by Stride as part of their Conversation series 1996.

Sculpted, Poetry of the North West, co edited with Lindsey Holland, introduction by David Morley. Features curated work by poets with a strong connection to North West England. Published by North West Poets 2013

Set of Three Pamphlets inspired by great writers:
The Scratching of Pens, poems inspired by the Brontes. Contributing poets include: U. A. Fanthorpe, Joy Howard, Char March, Angela Readman, Penelope Shuttle and many more.
Sweet Breast and Acid Tongue, poems inspired by Shakespeare. Contributing poets include R.V. Bailey, Julie Boden, Jan Dean, Andy Jackson, Rupert Loydell, David Morley, Ian Parks and many others.
Advice on Proposals, poems inspired by Jane Austen. Contributing poets include: David Cooke, Josephine Dickinson, Sally Evans, Geraldine Green, Luke Kennard, Valerie Laws, David Morley, Anne Stevenson and many more.
This was a collaborative project, and so includes poems by Angela Topping in each pamphlet. First published by Like This Press in 2014, it has since been reprinted and copies are available from Angela.