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Down Deep
What if whales tried to alert humankind to impending ecological catastrophe? Mike Croft, my adventure-thriller alter ego, wrote Down Deep to find out how it might happen…

White Man Falling
A tale of domestic catastrophe, accidental crime-busting, deluded match-making and mystical absurdity set in a small town in South India…
“Hard to put down and a joy to pick up”
– The Spectator
“Deeply satisfying”
– The Times

Poetry that ranges across the messy landscape of human behaviour, dealing in sly humour, savage loss, and all the tragi-comic states in-between.

“A book to be relished for its unexpectedness”
– Edwin Morgan


Translations of the romanesco sonnets of the 19th century poet of Rome, Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli (1791-1863).

“In their inventiveness and ingenuity, Mike Stocks' spirited translations are sure to bring new visitors to this great monument of Belli's” – Michael Lister



A print-based poetry magazine to which poems are submitted anonymously and assessed 'blind', using procedures similar to those used by poetry competitions.

“This is nothing short of fabulous” – Mario Petrucci
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