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Since the publication in 2016 by Echoing Green Press of Strandloop, a major collection of the poetry of Norman Morrissey, the press has been somewhat dormant. However, a new publication is currently in the works. Despite the comprehensiveness of the poetry collected in Strandloop further exploration of Morrissey's large poetic creation has revealed there are more poems, either unpublished or obscurely published, that are of the same high quality as those in Strandloop. These should surely see the light of day, and so a new collection is being prepared. This collection is being edited by John van Wyngaard. He had a long career in the Department of English at the Pietermaritzburg branch of the University of Natal, later KwaZulu-Natal, where he lectured on a wide range of literatures in English, though specialised in teaching the poetry of D. H. Lawrence, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney, while including a range of South African poetry as well. He was a long-time friend of Morrissey's. Poetry from private collections and Morrissey's own archive, much of it deposited at the National English Literary Museum (NELM), now Amazwi South African Museum of Literature, in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), is being evaluated for selection. The collection will have an Introduction by van Wyngaard, which will account for the selection process, and present a critical assessment of Morrissey's achievement. The collection, yet to receive a title, is planned for publication towards the end of 2020. In addition to this project the press is investigating the possible ebook publication of selected titles from its backlist.

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