The Terrors – OUT NOW

the-terrors-cover-in-colour-copyMy pamphlet The Terrors was launched last night at The Market Trader, Middlesex Street and is now available to purchase from my terrific publishers Nine Arches Press for £5. (Go, do it now!)

The Terrors is a sequence of imagined emails to inmates at Newgate Prison in the eighteenth century. It’s been described by Iain Sinclair as ‘Dark London history, dredged and interrogated’ and by Gists & Piths as ‘a truly remarkable sequence, alive to the possibilities of what language can do, totally confident in its creation of a hyperreality where past and present mingle and bleed into one another.’

ALSO I will be reading at East Words at Museum of Docklands on Thursday 2 April, from 6-9pm. Other readers include Tim Wells and Siddartha Bose. East Words is a great night run by Christopher Horton and Richard Tyrone Jones. And it’s free entry. Details here and on Facebook here.


On Warwick

Here’s a new press, Nine Arches, from the Midlands. And here’s a new pamphlet, Jane Holland’s On Warwick, which I’ve reviewed as part of my regular column for Tears in the Fence (you’ll have to wait til December for the next issue). The highlight is the brilliant long poem ‘On Warwick Castle’, about which I say:

Holland utilises a number of familiar Modernist tricks to create an engaging, multi-vocal tapestry of the life of Warwick Castle, probing its colourful past with an approach that fuses the lyric with the futurist, pastiche with the socio-historical.

It’s really good (the poem, that is), so I recommend you buy it. If not, Jane might lock you up in the dungeon (see above for illustration).