“At the very least, I need to force my work down people’s throats a little more, force them into becoming my benefactors.” Get Frances Kruk’s DWARF SURGE (yt communications), 28pp, £5 (UK) / £8 (RoW).
Colin Herd’s GLOVEBOX AND OTHER POEMS recently out from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. 127pp, £8 (UK) / £12 (RoW).
Bill Lavender sees these poems as real. Sam Riviere wants to wear them. SJ Fowler notes the pwned universe and recalls the ruin of a generation of poets.
Other recent publications from KF&S press.
TOM JONES | MEALY BLOOM
96pp, 18.9×24.61cm, paperback. Front and back cover images by Stathis Tsemberlidis, from his book “Transmutation: Of Human Bodies and Flora” (2013); see more at decadencecomics.com. 6.50 GBP | 8.00 EURO | 16.50 USBUKS
For a limited time, Jones’ Perdika Press pamphlet AKHMATOVA is available with MEALY BLOOM for the discounted price of: 8.50 GBP | 10.50 EURO | 20.00 USBUKS
All prices inc. P&P
MEALY BLOOM brings together more than ten years of work by the poet Tom Jones. It collects the pamphlet Transactions Grotesques, and presents the new sequence “The Punk Star Tuba”, along with sixteen other poems, including versions of Mandelshtam and Tsvetayeva. In a prefatory “Advertisement”, the author set outs the poetics governing this collection: “the sense that training of the conscience is possible, and could be done through this kind of text.”
Tom Jones teaches English literature at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy (Palgrave, 2005) and Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). Essays can be found in Jacket and Complicities (Litteraria Pragensia, 2007). His books of poetry and translation include Transactions Grotesques (Barque Press, 2002) and Akhmatova (Perdika Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in Quid, Boxon, Blackbox Manifold, Cambridge Poetry Summit: Some Evidence, and Prague Literary Review. He can be heard reading his poems at The Archive of the Now.
See the website for an extract from the book: http://mountain-press.co.uk/mealybloom.html
FORTHCOMING IN JANUARY
Nick Potamitis — JUBILATE AJAX
Pattison, Pattison, & Roberts (eds.) — CERTAIN PROSE OF THE ENGLISH INTELLIGENCER 2nd Edition Revised, Corrected and Expanded
FORTHCOMING LATER IN 2014
Books from Robert Halpern, Sophie Robinson and more TBA.
NEWS OF OTHER THINGS
SHIT VALLEY VERLAG
New pamphlets: Christina Chalmers, WORK SONGS and John de Witt, VISCERAL APOCRYPHA. More on the way.
THEATER | FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER | JUDITH E. WILSON DRAMA STUDIO | 7 TIL LATE
Jeschke, Benyon, Elrick, Bradford, Olsen, Heinz, Griffin. Many others.