Nearly 50 books appeared under the imprint between 1994 and 2010. The more substantial volumes were mainly produced in association with Five Seasons Press while some were collaborative ventures with North American publishers Chax, Coach House, Ahadada and BookThug. The press’s output also included pamphlets issued under the Gargoyle imprint.
Alan Halsey ran The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye 1979–96. After moving to Sheffield in 1997 he continued to work as a bookseller specialising in modern and antiquarian poetry until 2019. The remaining West House stock is represented in our Shop listing which includes books by Halsey and and Geraldine Monk published by a variety of presses including Five Seasons, Salt, Shearsman, Leafe, Knives Forks & Spoons, Granary, Galloping Dog, Veer, Ahadada, Parlor, Xexoxial and Constitutional Information.
Halsey and Monk became Affiliated Poets at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics in 2010.
‘As with all West House Books, this is a very fine production, so far
Tony Frazer reviewing Geraldine Monk’s Noctivagations, in Shearsman 50.
A West House Anthology, including work by all the West House poets,