Poetry


I have published three small collections of poetry on Blackheath Books, and was commissioned by Hull 2017 to write a narrative poem, The Humber Star, for John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux festival. Audio versions of my poems can be listened to on Soundcloud and Youtube.

Cock of the North | Beyond the Silver Pit | Bad Blood | The Humber Star


Dark Corners of the Land

Publisher: Blackheath Books (2012)

Dark Corners of the Land is Adelle Stripe’s third poetry collection on Blackheath Books. These visceral confessional poems explore rural life, strange deaths, hunting, farming and hedonism, set against the backdrop of the small North Yorkshire town where she grew up. 

The handmade chapbook features a stencilled barb wire spray-painted cover; the first 50 copies have a vintage Brooke Bond Tea Card ‘Wild Birds of Britain’ by C.F. Tunnicliffe enclosed, each one is signed by the author. 

Printmaker Lisa Cradduck has created an exclusive print of the poet which also features in the book. 

The handmade cloth-bound hardback edition is signed by the author. 

All copies are out of print 

ISBN: 9781906099299


Cigarettes in Bed

Publisher: Blackheath Books (2009) 

Cigarettes In Bed is an exploration of traditional forms, haiku, couplets, and sonnets with a distinctive modern language. Inspired equally as much by the wilderness poets of Ancient China as she is by Coleridge and Blake her clear and concise diction is applied to the landscapes of The North – and the people who live within it.  

Cigarettes In Bed comes as a highly limited chapbook complete with individually ‘hand burned’ holes in the cover. No two editions are the same, making it instantly collectible.

All copies are out of print

ISBN: 9781906099176


Brutalism One: Nowhere Fast

Publisher: Captains of Industry Press (2008)

‘Here’s a laptop. Here’s a spell-check. Now write a book.’ 

In 2006, The Brutalists, a group of young writers (Adelle Stripe, Tony O’Neill and Ben Myers) gained notoriety for their back-to-basics approach to poetry. They were the first literary movement on social media and exploited the form to create a raw and radical style of writing. 

Dogmatika called the collection “a symphony of the housing estates” while The Guardian wondered “are we witnessing the creation of literary history right under our noses?” 

Inspired by the music of punk and reggae, comics and kitchen sink cinema, these were bare-knuckle poems of violence, paranoia, cheap sex, eccentric characters and a desire to escape.

All copies are out of print