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Billy Mills reviews Peter Jaeger’s Midamble

16 Feb

Peter Jaeger’s Midamble is a big book in every sense, although constructed from small units, a mosaic of phrases and sentences, each one functioning like the famous first step in the journey of  thousand Li

Read more here –  https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/midamble-by-peter-jaeger-a-review/

Tom Jenks review Erkembode’s A Year at Work at Litter Magazine

12 Jan

These fragments, banal yet rendered elliptical through recontextualisation, accumulate, gathering momentum, assuming their own negative gravity through weight of numbers.

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Catherine Vidler reviews Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions at Galatea

10 Jan

I was reminded of childhood experiences of peering into a view-finder or a kaleidoscope in which sharp-edged geometry has dissolved into mellifluous interactivities of shape and hue.

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Manchester Indie Book Fair hosted by Dostoevsky Wanabee

3 Jan

This great event takes place in just under a month, 12pm until 6pm on Saturday 2nd February 2019, no booking required at The Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester.

Alongside Dostoyevsky Wannabe, other Manchester and Greater Manchester presses in attendance include:

If P then Q, Comma Press, Generic Greeting, Nightjar, Carcanet, Dodo Ink, Zimzalla, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Incline and Saraband. Blue Moose books (Hebden Bridge) and Synchronise Witches (Huddersfield), along with And Other Stories, Longbarrow Press, The Poetry Business and Gordian Projects (all Sheffield) join us from Yorkshire and last but not least Dead Ink (Liverpool/north-west) will also be there.

More HERE

 

Billy Mills reviews Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions

1 Jan

‘like Suzuki, Jenks views things askance via a kind of surrealist lens.’

Read more of this review at the Elliptical Movements website – HERE

Purchase A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions – HERE

Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions translated into Swedish

28 Aug

Tack skal du ha to Joakim Norling for translating some poems from Tom Jenks’ latest book A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions

from 1984

Efter sex dagar i skogen, nådde jag slutligen 1984. Stammen som levde där välkomnade mig. Jag satt på en mossig stock, åt en rostad smörgås och drack amerikansk vaniljläsk ur en ihålig sten.

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Tom Jenks’ new title, A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions reviewed in Litter Magazine by Steve Spence

15 Aug

I love Tom Jenks’ poetry, it’s so playful and often hilariously funny yet there’s more going on beneath the surface than you might at first imagine. 

Go read more at the Litter website. Go on! – Here – http://leafepress.com/litter11/spence6/spence6.html