Published July 2019
82 pp £8.00
About the book
Scratches is P. Inman’s first publication since if p then q published Written 1976-2013, and the first new body of work since 2012’s per se (Burning Deck). The collection sees trademark Inman areas of concern including: De Kooning, Webern, contemporary capitalism and of course language. Genius once more. And it’s also very…very beautiful.
About the author
P. Inman is an American poet. He was born in 1947 and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Georgetown University. Since 1980 he worked at the Library of Congress, where he was a union activist (i.e. shop steward, executive officer, union rep and contract negotiator) for Local 2910 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). He is the author of thirteen collection of poetry and a collected works Written 1976-2013. His work has appeared in anthologies including: In the American Tree (edited by Ron Silliman) and From the Other Side of the Century. He lives in Maryland with the poet Tina Darragh.