Making Strides

Phil Brown has reviewed How To Build A City and The Terrors alongside Luke Kennard’s The Migraine Hotel at Stride.

Chivers’ erratic flitting between forms reflects all the disjointedness of London’s myriad selves – think Tobias Hill’s Nocturne in Chrome and Sunset Yellow reinterpreted by the Sex Pistols.

Kennard and Chivers are two of the most exciting young writers of poetry in Britain today, who have made that rare sought-after achievement of finding poetic subject-matter without having to disingenuously squint into the past.

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