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The Footing is an anthology of specially commissioned poems on the theme of walking, with substantial contributions from Angelina Ayers, James Caruth, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite.

City, country and coast (and the spaces in between) are the settings for these journeys;
here, the act of walking is, by turns, exploratory, destructive, restorative, defiant,
contemplative and devotional. The poems and sequences in The Footing
are The Strait (Angelina Ayers), Tithes (James Caruth), From a St Juliot to Beyond a Beeny (Mark Goodwin), Flights and Traverses (Rob Hindle), Three Night Walks
(Andrew Hirst), Death and the Gallant (Chris Jones) and Breach (Fay Musselwhite).

Visit The Footing microsite to listen to recordings of the poems and to read commentaries by the poets on their contributions to the book.

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