• Poems from Teesside Primary Schools Two hundred and fifty years ago Middlesbrough-born James Cook sailed around the world on HMS Endeavour on a voyage of scientific discovery. In this anniversary year, the T-Junction poetry festival is celebrating Teesside's long international history by focusing on travel and discovery. As part of the festival, children in local primary schools have been writing their own poems about exploration and adventure, inspired by poets Bob Beagrie, Andy Willoughby, Julie Hogg, Chris Stewart, Harry Man, Natalie Scott and Andy Croft.
  • In June 2019, Lisette Auton and Sara Gibbeson took part in the Crossing the Tees Book Festival as Poet-in-Residence and Illustrator-in-Residence. The Festival is in its sixth year and takes place in libraries across the five boroughs which make up the Tees Valley. Over the course of the festival fortnight Lisette and Sara attended events, held workshops and masterclasses, worked in schools and scribbled incessantly. This collection is the culmination of their work together and includes some of the poetry produced by our incredibly talented Tees Valley pupils. The Ink Flows Poetry Collection, as part of Crossing the Tees Book Festival, has been made possible due to generous funding by the five borough library services, Arts Council England and Northern Festival of Illustration. Paperback, 58 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-71-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2019
  • Due out 22nd November 2019 Notes of a Rambling Man is a journey into the life of the Rambling Man a.k.a. The Ramblin’ Pirate. It is a collection of stories, poems and ramblings from the mind of Steven Evetts. Notes of a Rambling Man is honest and unfiltered. The Rambling Man speaks with his own truth, which makes his writing raw, vibrant, tragic, unforgiving and funny. “I spent hours sitting right next to the Rambling Man, as we called mixed martial arts fights for fans on the internet. He would barely shut up, and I could barely understand the words that he was spitting out of his mouth at me or our audience, but none of that mattered. You could feel his emotion and that always told the perfect story which is Steven. The book is perhaps the best and only way to know this Rambling Man’s heart, without taking a seat next to him for hours.” Brian McGuire, writer, director, musician and skateboarder. The Black Belle, 1 World 100 Lonely and Sick of it All. “Such flattery it is to inspire a fellow rambler.” Tanya Montana Coe, singer-songwriter. Silver Bullet and Hide Your Emotion. Paperback, 176 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-51-68-4 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, November 2019
  • A wonderful collection of whimsical stories in rhyme, from the funny to the sad, from everyday life and everyday people, to poignant, moving comment on tragedy, love and family. Albert Cross presents an entertaining, thoughtful and often quirky commentary on life and living that will delight in places and make you pause for thought in others. Paperback, 144 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-07-3 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, August 2017
  • OUT NOW A COLLECTION OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL POEMS ABOUT STOCKTON ON TEES AND TEESSIDE. Bryan Cross has worked in the Education Sector as classroom teacher, deputy and headteacher, tutor and external examiner since 1966 to the present day. The author of two recent books of his school memoirs – Quit While You’re A-Head and Quit While (You Think) You’re A-Head,this is his first poetry book. More Milligan than Masefield, more Belloc than Betjeman and certainly more Lear than Longfellow, this book will appeal to all readers but especially those in the Stockton on Tees and Teesside area. Paperback, 70 pages, RRP £7.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-64-6 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, October 2019
  • Step into a place of wonder and delight, Where magical creatures jump into flight. A dragon and fairies play all day long, As a sparrow and imp burst into song. Frogs and crawlies make it their home, Next to the pixies who live near a gnome. A troll lives beneath them, under a bridge, And they all come together to fill up his fridge. ISBN 978-1-912218-04-2 Published by Sixth Element, May 2017
  • Ever wish you could just go somewhere else? In this, his third book, David Smith invites you to visit places near and far, journey back into childhood and reflect on the passage of time. This wildly eclectic collection of poetry sings with melancholy, humour, wistful reflection and evocative insight, provoking a wide range of emotions from page to page. Written in a frugal style that makes for a rare accessibility to inner meaning, this is a thought-provoking and immensely readable collection of poems. Includes the poem, Cameraria Ohridella, shortlisted for the Strokestown International Prize at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Roscommon, Ireland, 2016. Paperback, 64 pages, RRP £6.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-90-1 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, July 2016
  • Tough industries, warm people and beautiful Yorkshire! All this went into the mix that made me the person I am today. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. In this lovely little book, Marilyn Jordan explores life in all its wonderful facets, with entertaining, witty and strikingly observant verse, each poem illustrated beautifully with its own charisma-filled painting. Paperback, 42 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-15-8 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, December 2017