A perfect bound 52 page A5 book.
A hallucinatory poem set in artwork that is part children’s book, part psychedelic headspace. There’s Always Things Falling Out The Sky is Sammy Playford’s ritualistic conversation with Bigfoot, Faeries and aliens in the Bristol woods near her home. A serious investment in magic and self-worth, the poem wields protection magic and unpicks the deleterious effects of selling your labour to live. 
Sammy works full-time for a delivery company, a job she feels at best ambivalent towards, and at worst just hates.So  she listens to podcasts to escape, and roots for the Cryptids as they seem to evade all attempts at capture.  

We all know that sensation of expanding inside our heads. Thoughts wrapping around voices from podcasts like vines and trees deep in the woods. Thoughts and words about unexplained occurrences float side by side with ideas and theories on the ethical borders of our bodies and our rights to ourselves. 

“There’s this spectral fur all round me like embracing the ghost of a dry cleaned wookie costume & we both sigh & my nostrils sting a little with sulphur rotting egg smell but I probably reek too we hold each other” 

A poem for the Paranormals.
The book is a collaboration between Sammy Playford (text) and Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould (Artwork) as a result of Sammy's remote residency with Pink Sands Studio. More info below.

Sammy Playford and Sarahsson_ performing live in the woods.

Sammy Playford Residency
23rd - 30th November 2020
For the residency with Pink Sands Studio, Sammy Playford is going to see if she can make some use of her love of cryptozoology podcasts. She works full-time for a delivery company, a job she feels at best ambivalent towards, and at worst just hates, but the depressing mantra of our times is a hard one to shake: ‘at least you have a job’. So she listens to podcasts to escape, and roots for Bigfoots, merfolk, faeries, Goblins and The Greys as they seem to evade all attempts at capture. Despite her own embarrassment about the topic, she has been writing around her consumption of these podcasts and their respective hunts. From all this material she has formed a long poem during the residency, and is currently working with us towards a publication for later this year. 

During the HYPERTEXT book fair in Nov 2020 Sammy performed her poem live from local woodland with friend and musician sarahsson_ 

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