To buy any of the books, CDs or posters listed below, click on the relevant links to take you to their pages.

The Soil Never Sleeps

released in January 2018, this book of poetry about pasture farming in Britain is Adam’s second full collection of poetry. It follows four PfLA farms, in Yorkshire, Cornwall, Kent and Wales, across four seasons and takes an in-depth look at the workings of the farms, weaving the landscape, the animals and the farmers’ voices deep into the poetry. It is illustrated by Jo Sanders. To buy the book, click here.

Prints of illustrations from The Soil Never Sleeps

If you’d like to buy A3 prints of Jo Sanders’ exquisite illustrations from The Soil Never Sleeps, they are available from her Etsy shop, along with other beautiful examples of her work. Click here to visit her Etsy shop.

Limited Edition poetry posters

Two hand set, limited edition, signed and numbered letterpress posters of poems, written at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2017, available individually or as a set. Includes the title poem of The Soil Never Sleeps. To buy them, or to find out more, click here.

Little Metropolis CD and book

A psychogeographical poetry tour of the town of Stroud, with poetry by Horovitz, social history, the voices of some of the town’s residents and Josef Reeve’s music woven together into “a collective autobiography of Stroud, albeit a highly impressionistic one”. Book, CD and downloads are available to buy here.

Wattle & Daub

A concertina pamphlet of poems written about The Master’s House in Ledbury during Adam’s time as Herefordshire poet in residence, published by Herefordshire Libraries and Poetry on Loan. To buy a copy, click here.


A Thousand Laurie Lees

In this memoir of growing up in Cider with Rosie country some 60 years after Laurie Lee, Horovitz reaches back through myth, memory and literature to explore Laurie Lee’s impact on the Slad Valley and its people. Lyrically evoking his own childhood, he explores the connections between family, the valley and learning to write, and examines what has changed since Lee’s day and what remains the same. Featuring illustrations by Jo Sanders and photographs by Dan Brown. To buy this book, click here.


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Helen Keating November 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Very many thanks again, Adam, for a wonderful evening at the Bakehouse. It was so good to have superb poety read so professionally, by someone who communicated with the audience, not just there for the money! Hope to see you there another time – I’m sure Chrys will invite you again – she was as pleased with the evening as I was. Your father should be very proud of you!!
Best wishes, Helen.

Peter Benson July 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hi Adam,
Great to see you again, and as we said, let’s swop books. What’s your address? Also, did you poets swop email addresses? If you did, could you let me have Liz Lefroy’s? I want to get a copy of her pamphlet…
Cheers for now,

Gavin September 1, 2011 at 7:07 am

Hi Mr

I don’t seem to have an email for you so I’m contacting you via your blog, hope you don’t mind.

I am writing to ask if you would accept a commission? My Dad will be seventy later this year (mid October) and knowing how much he enjoys the written word, and being a lay poet himself, I couldn’t think of a better or more suitable gift.

Please let me know what you think and if its a commission you would accept let me know your day rate or per-word price.



peter murphy March 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Dear Adam
Apologies for this type of communication, I was wondering if you could perhaps help please, and wanted to ask if you might forward your fathers’ contact details.
The reason being, about a million years ago – probably circa 1977 to be exact – your father very kindly suggested he might publish a piece I’d scribbled, but alas was financially going to the tubes.
Now with life getting in between again since 1977, I’ve just competed another epic scribble and wish to get it published. I was therefore looking for some idea as to whom I could approach to send it to, and remembered your father.

The piece in question suggest, is not the usual beach read, something your father and indeed what I’ve just seen – even with the titles of your own work – remains a heartfelt aim, particularly as you might agree, our world of sleep does not require another additional dose to keep us Here.

Yours sincerely
Peter Murphy

Andrew Francis September 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

Hi, Adam,

Much admired and enjoyed ‘Turning’ – thank you. Heard you on BBC R4’s Open Country today/Sat/07-09 about Slad Valley – much enjoyed. As another published poet, I made some comments echoing your own about ‘landscape and the poet’ in my last volume ‘Avebury: rime and time’. Would be happy to send you (gratis) a copy if you can let me have a postal address (agent? PO Box? if you prefer), please. Be encouraged – 1000 nights of Laurie Lee sounds good.
Shalom – Andrew Francis

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