‘Silents’ by Claire Crowther out now

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Just a heads up to all our followers that Silents, by the award-winning poet Claire Crowther, is out now. Crowther  is constantly breaking new ground with her innovative and genre-defying style, and in Silents her subject is early cinema, a strange and wordless shadow world populated by witches and vampyres, and impresarios such as Edison and Artaud. The book is illustrated by stills Crowther has selected from the Ronald Grant Archive, a fascinating collection of film memorabilia housed in an old Lambeth workhouse. A foreword by the author explores her fascination with the dark archives of cinema history, while an essay by the writer and broadcaster Kevin Jackson places these films into the larger context of modernist practice. The book can be bought from our shop, here. And a big thanks to all our Indiegogo supporters for their contributions.

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