THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE
THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS
Peter Thabit Jones is the Founder and Editor of THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in
Swansea, Wales, with an international perspective, which appears twice a year, in winter and summer. The
first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.
THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine aims to publish quality poems from around the world.
Poets from the U.K., America, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Canada, Catalonia, China, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea,
New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland have already appeared in its pages.
New York's Vince Clemente, as the magazine's Consultant Editor: America, ensures a steady stream of
American poets. Each issue features a Poet Profile, a batch of pages given over to a chosen poet. The
policy is to try to alternate between a British poet and a non-British poet. There is also a Books and
Magazines page, which provides details and brief comments on received publications.
The magazine is a cooperating partner with CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS PUBLISHERS, New
York. The partnership has already contributed to the magazine being displayed at several prestigious
literary events in America and the publication in QUARRY of work by the late, Pulitzer prize-winner,
American Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz.
The magazine has also been contracted to THE POETRY LIBRARY'S (Royal Festival Hall, London)
prestigious digitisation project, which will ensure copies of the magazine are featured on its very
popular website: regarded by many as the best source for poetry in the U.K. QUARRY was featured in
THE GUARDIAN, one of Britain's leading daily newspapers, in April 2006. It was awarded SECOND BEST
SMALL PRESS MAGAZINE IN THE U.K. 2006 by PURPLE PATCH (U.K.).
He organises THE SEVENTH QUARRY/CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS POETRY EVENTS, which have
taken place at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea, and The Boathouse
in Laugharne; and the first solo participant of the Series was America's Stanley H. Barkan.
Quarry Consultant Editor, USA
Vince is a State University of New York English Professor Emeritus, poet, biographer, and critic,
whose many books include JOHN CIARDI: MEASURE OF THE MAN (University of Arkansas Press, 1987), PAUMANOK
RISING 1981), and eight volumes of poetry, the latest being UNDER A BALEFUL STAR (2007)
and SWEETER THAN VIVALDI (2002), which features art work by the late Ernesto F. Costa, who
is represented in permanent collections in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and America's Library of Congress.
One of his books of poetry A PLACE FOR LOST CHILDREN (1997) is a text studied on POETS AND POETRY,
a Certificate module and a part-time degree module, taught by Peter Thabit Jones at D.A.C.E., University
of Wales Swansea.
Brought up in Brooklyn, New York, his work has also appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE
BOSTON BOOK REVIEW, NEWSDAY, SOUTH CAROLINA REVIEW, and newspapers and other publications in
Britain. It has also been featured in major anthologies, such as DARWIN: A NORTON CRITICAL EDITION,
BLOOD TO REMEMBER: AMERICAN POETS ON THE HOLOCAUST (Texas Tech University Press) and
SEPTEMBER 11th: AMERICAN WRITERS RESPOND.
For many years a trustee of the Walt Whitman Birthplace and founding editor of WEST HILLS REVIEW:
A WALT WHITMAN JOURNAL, he has lectured at Hofstra, CW Post, SUNY Albany, as well as at museums
like the Hecksher and Parish.
His literary friends have included John Ciardi, who organised many influential NEW ENGLAND BREAD LOAF
events, where Robert Frost was a frequent participant, House of Scribner's New York Editor John Hall
Wheelock, who edited many of Thomas Wolfe's novels, and James Dickey, author of DELIVERANCE.
The VINCE CLEMENTE PAPERS, which is an impressive display of his long life as a writer, biographer and
critic, and which includes the correspondence between Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones and
poem manuscripts by the Welsh poet, is part of the Department of Rare Books & Collections of
Rochester University, New York.
HOW TO SUBMIT POEMS TO THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE
Contributors receive a free copy.
Anyone wishing to submit poems to be considered for the magazine should e-mail material to:
Or in writing to:
PETER THABIT JONES,
c/o THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS, 8 CHERRY CRESCENT, PARC PENDERRI, PENLLERGAER, SWANSEA
SA4 9FG, WALES, UK.
Submission: No more than four poems (no long poems please). S.A.E. ESSENTIAL.
Annual subscription: £7 for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for £3.50. USA subscription $20
for Summer and Winter issues; or buy a single issue for $10.
Stanley H. Barkan, Spring 2014. An issue devoted to Stanley H. Barkan, poet and publisher (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
Welsh Poet Terry Hetherington, Autumn 2008. An issue devoted to Terry Hetherington, who died in August 2007.
POETS OF INDIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of India. Guest-edited by Mandira Ghosh of The Poetry Society (India).
POETS OF CATALONIA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Catalonia. Guest-edited by Dr. Kristine Doll and August Bover.
POETS OF KOREA, an issue devoted to renowned poets of Korea. Guest-edited by Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards and Steffen Richards.
POET TO POET CHAPBOOK SERIES
THE SEVENTH QUARRY SWANSEA POETRY MAGAZINE AND CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS, NEW YORK
A series of commissioned publications, offshoots of THE SEVENTH QUARRY Swansea Poetry Magazine and
co-published with Stanley H. Barkan’s Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
The publications will feature two poets: one British and one non-British.
The aim is to promote THE SEVENTH QUARRY beyond the magazine and to continue its international
focus, supported by Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.
PETER THABIT JONES AND STANLEY H. BARKAN
Poet to Poet #1: Bridging the Waters Swansea to Sag Harbor
by Vince Clemente and Peter Thabit Jones
Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2008
Poet to Poet #2: First and Last Things
by J.C. Evans and Annabelle Moseley
Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2009
Poet to Poet #3: Nightwatch
by Aeronwy Thomas and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010
Poet to Poet #4: Poems East Coast/West Coast
by Stanley H. Barkan and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld
Price: £3.50/$10 Published 2010
Poet to Poet #5: The Holy Place
by John Dotson and Caroline Gill
Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2012
Poet to Poet #6
by Sultan Catto and Jean Salkilld
Price: 3.50/$10 Published 2013
U.K. - The Seventh Quarry Press, c/o 8 Cherry Crescent, Parc Penderri, Penllergaer, Swansea, Wales.
AMERICA - Cross-Cultural Communications, 239 Wynsum Avenue, Merrick, New York 11566-4725, U.S.A.
BOOKS, DVDs, AND CDs FROM THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS
THE HEARTBREAK AT THE HEART OF THINGS by American poet Vince Clemente, 2012. POETRY
PRICE £8.99/$15 ISBN 9780-9567457-4-3
LOVE FOR EVER MERIDIAN/FINDING DYLAN THOMAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
by American writer John Dotson, 2012. PROSE
PRICE £12/$20 ISBN 978-0-89304-380-3 (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York)
HOW TO CARVE AN ANGEL (book and CD) by American poet Peter Fulton,
PRICE $9.95/CD PRICE $14.95 ISBN 978-095674570-5/
CD: ISBN 978-095674571-2
CREATURES OF A DEAD COMMUNITY by Welsh poet Lynn Hopkins,
PRICE £4.50 ISBN 978-0-9567457-3-6
PSYCHE OF MIRRORS/A PROMENADE OF PORTRAITS (POETRY, PROSE, and
ARTWORK) by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2012
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $28 ISBN 9780893043612
THE DIVINE KISS: AN EXHIBIT OF PAINTINGS AND POEMS IN HONOR OF DAVID CAMPAGNA (POETRY, ARTWORK) by American poet and artist Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, 2014
(co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $14 ISBN 9780893049706
POEMS FROM DYLAN'S WALES by American poet John Edwin Cowen, 2012. POETRY (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE $15 ISBN 9780893042196
ALFRED'S RIBBON by German author Beta Berlin, 2013. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE 8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-5-0
LOOKING FOR NELLA by German author Beta Berlin, 2014. CHILDREN'S PROSE
PRICE 8.99 STERLING/9.90 EUROS/$15 ISBN 978-0-9567457-8-1
IMPRINTS by Julie-Anne Grey, 2014. POETRY
PRICE 4.99 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-9567457-6-7
DYLAN THOMAS WALKING TOUR OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK by Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas, 2014. LITERARY GUIDE (co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York).
PRICE 5.00 STERLING/$10 ISBN 978-0-89304-997-3
THE POET, THE HUNCHBACK, AND THE BOY/DVD by Peter Thabit Jones, 2014. DRAMA (Performed by Swansea Little Theatre actors/co-published with the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Wales, and produced by Holly Tree Productions)
PRICE 10 STERLING/$20 ISBN 9780-0-9567457-7-4
Books by poets from America, Czech Republic, and Wales, including a co-publication with a publisher at De La Salle University of world-renowned literary critic Christopher Norris's book and The Colour of Saying/A Dylan Thomas Celebration Anthology, co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York
BOOKS BY CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD, BIG SUR POET AND ARTIST:
The Seventh Quarry Press is the U.K./Europe distributor of Carolyn's
books. Information on the books, prices, and how to purchase them is
or from The Seventh Quarry Press,
c/o 8 Cherry Crescent, Parc Penderri, Swansea SA4 9FG, Wales, U.K.