Painted, spoken is the poetry magazine of the writer Richard Price, publishing contemporary poetry, features, short fiction, and reviews. For its first twenty years it was printed. Now selections exist online, too.
Back issues in lo-fi can be read here: www.hydrohotel.net/mags.htm
It is currently closed for poetry and fiction submissions but seeking feature writers and reviewers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
23 Magnus Heights, Hampden Road, London N8 0EL
"Painted, spoken has been edited in London since 2001 by the indefatigably inventive Scottish poet Richard Price. Of all the journals described here, Painted, spoken is the most visually modest, closer in aesthetic to a zine than to a conventional literary journal (it typically consists of about 20 stapled pages). In spirit, too, it is appropriately idiosyncratic, disseminated for free, in exchange for a stamped addressed envelope, to readers swift enough to snap up the mere 100 copies produced per print run. There’s something of a samizdat feeling about this and the plain, paper cover of Painted, spoken suggests an unmarked door behind which poets and writers are talking, creating, translating, reviewing, and, no doubt, arguing over the eternally vexed point where extremes meet. Price makes no bones about his preference for maintaining coherence and continuity amongst contributors and for keeping the journal itself at something of a remove from the conventional literary market. Past issues have featured the fresh talents of, among others, David Kinloch, Peter McCarey, Tom Leonard, Simon Smith, Jen Hadfield, Edwin Morgan, and Fanny Howe. " - Fiona Wilson, The Bottle Imp
James Aitchison, Amy Anderson, Simon Barraclough, Chris Beckett, Bill Broady, Larry Butler, Guido Cavalcanti, Nancy Campbell, Caroline Clark, Kelvin Corcoran, Isobel Dixon, Jane Draycott, Carrie Etter, Katie Evans-Bush, Aisha Farr, Gerrie Fellows, Hazel Frew, Raymond Friel, Graham Fulton, Eddie Gibbons, Anne Gutt, Ralph Hawkins, Jeff Hilson, Alexander Hutchison, Elizabeth James, Antony John, Valerie Josephs, Bonnie Kempster, Stuart Kelly, Khlebnikov, David Kinloch, Dorothy Lehane, Francesca Lisette, Patrizia Longhitano, Gerry Loose, Hannah Lowe, Ricardo Marques, Drew Milne, Kim Morriseey, Tatynana Moseeva, Chris McCabe, Peter McCarey, James McGonigal, Maureen McLane, Robin Fulton Macpherson, Peter Manson, matt martin, Antônio Moura, Jeremy Noel-Tod, Donny O’Rourke, Frances Presley, Francisca Prieto, Sappho, seekers of lice, Gavin Selerie, Ganna Shevchenko, Penelope Shuttle, Linus Slug, Simon Smith, Stewart Smith, Virna Teixeira, Sergej Timofejev, Stephan Tobler, Peter Todd, Catherine Wagner, Stephen Watts, Matthew Welton, Fiona Wilson, April Yee
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A special thank you to Peter McCarey who has supplied many of the images.