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The Poetry-Industrial Complex

I like looking at bricks and eating apples. I also enjoy considering the political economy of poetry. Like apples, poetry just happens, but like bricks, its form and use have been industrialised over thousands of years. And come to think of it, apples have come a long way from the fruit forest of Tian Shan… Continue Reading →

Sorting out my angle…

Image: Brian Robert Marshall …the worst national shortage of papyrus in the history of small-press publishing… My book, A Commonplace – Apples, Bricks and Other People’s Poems (Smith|Doorstop, 2020) was published today, although you’ll not be seeing it immediately as all the physical copies have been impounded by the authorities and are languishing on pallets… Continue Reading →

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