Connecting Nothing with Something


A Coastal Anthology

Connecting Nothing with Something explores the conflicted and shifting landscape of the south east English coast. We look at art led regeneration, hidden history, the ghosts of youth culture, white cliffs, empty holidays and kisses under the pier.
Through fiction, poetry and illustration, this collection shines a light on life at the periphery of an island nation.

Featuring, Salena Godden, Iain Aitch, Katrina Naomi, Dan Cockrill, Rowena Macdonald, Chimene Suleyman and many more, including a foreword from Travis Elborough.

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This anthology takes the form of short stories, essays and poetry.It has been , featured in the Independent, The Journal for Wild Culture, and The Quietus, featured at Margate’s Turner Gallery Bookshop and on Resonance 104.4FM. It was toured around the coast, from Hastings to Margate with readings in various venues. It is currently being used by the Open University.
Connecting Nothing with Something is an anthology edited by Gary Budden and Kit Caless. It features the following writers:Salena Godden, Rowena Macdonald, Iain Aitch, Travis Elborough, Daniel Cockrill, Owen Booth, Chimene Suleyman, Scott Brown, Mark Beechill, Katrina Naomi, Rebecca Dawkins, Colin Priest, James Arthur Jones, Aziza Abdullah, Christian Watson, Adrian Self and Madeleine McDonald.
“The voice is generally sophisticated, sceptical and aloof but also prone to nostalgia and an unspecific sense of loss. Many of the pieces suggest a rapprochement with places almost forgotten about over the last few years, places now indelibly linked with (recently lost) youth…”
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