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 2012. Caparison will also operate on a nominal 'commercial' basis, with full downloads to be charged at a minimal price of £2.99 per title. This is necessitated in part due to the considerable labour time spent on producing what will essentially be electronic books laid out in pdf (pre-print and printable) format, replete with distinctive cover designs. You can download a sample from the e-books 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 e-book as an emailed pdf file.