Byways, an anthology of stories and poems from across the UK and elsewhere, exploring the urban shortcuts, well-trodden meanders, ancient pathways, hillside and field paths. The public and the secret ways that take us away from the crowds and out of our vehicles. Mainly in English but including a handful of poems in Welsh (with translation), join us off the beaten track.

Arachne Press has a track record (pun intended) of publishing what academics call psychogeography, but we call well-routed. We also have history with climate concern. We combine the two here, offering drama and solace from experiencing the world at the slow pace of a walk, whether the short cut to the chippy, or an all day hike in the hills.


Print: 978-1-913665-87-6 £9.99

eBook: 978-1-913665-88-3 £4.00

With contributions from:

Adele Evershed
Amelia Foster
Angela Arnold
Annemarie Cooper
Annie Kissack
Attalea Rose
Cath Humphris
Des Mannay
Diana Powell
Eabhan Ní Shuileàbhain
Em Gray
Gloria Heffernan
Gregory McGreevy
Gwyn Parry
Heather Lane
Helen Campbell
Jane McLaughlin
Jeff Phelps
Jonah Corren
Josie Levin
Judith Mikesch-McKenzie
Katie Harrison
Katie Margaret Hall
Kelly Davis
Laura Besley
Lisa Farrell
Lizzie Lovejoy
Mab Jones
Maddie Price
Marcus Smith
Michael Shann
Michelle Penn
Mitzi Dorton
Nicholas McGaughey
Phil Wood
Raymond Luczak
Rhys Owain Williams
Ros Woolner
Sara Louise Wheeler
Seth Crook
Simon Chandler
Sue Burge
Sue Moules
Thea Smiley