Come, bustle, bustle; caparison my horse — Shakespeare, Richard III

Welcome to The Recusant's new e-book imprint, Caparison. The choice of name is intended to convey variety of subject and style; poetry which demonstrates a love of language in combination with a strength of subject; poetry which is unconstrained by fashionable trappings, taking its own individual course; the kind of non-conformist poetry of the new Recusant School: the wide diversity of writing styles and subjects that our webzine has promoted since its inception, partly in response to what many poets today perceive as an increasingly prosaic mainstream. Caparison will operate intially on a commission basis. Submissions of collections between 30 and 50 poems will be considered but with the caveat that, since a list of titles are already in the pipeline, publication for any other potential authors will be unlikely to materialise until 2020. You can download samples from the e-books below by double-clicking on the cover images. Should the sample poems whet your appetites, you can then purchase the full e-books via Paypal by double-clicking on a Buy link under it. Once your payment is received, you will receive the pdf e-book by email.

Note: In 2019 Caparison will be publishing at least two new volumes in print form. The first of these, Bruce Harris's The Huntington Hydra, is advertised for sale below both as a print book and ebook; proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to the Huntington's Disease Association. A second volume will be announced further into the year.


Richards’ poetry actually says something which is quite rare in modern poetry... She creates very successfully a doubt in the mind of the reader... Nigel Humphreys

Price £2.99