Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Reading

It's a good week when you get something published, and this week's a double good week, as I've a short story published online, and the release of a poetry pamphlet/chapbook."The Ikea in Ashton Can be Seen from Space" is a darkly humorous story, that I'd earmarked to sending to "Rainy City Stories" which places stories and poems on a map of Manchester - and this was the first story I'd written for a while that was so clearly based in a particular place.

New as well, is "Extracts from Levona", from new poetry publishers, Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. I join an illustrious list including names from Manchester's poetry scene and further afield. The pamphlets are all nicely produced with craft paper covers, and "Extracts from Levona" is available direct from the website for £5. It features 4 long "pieces" all written in a similar style, and reproduced in a dot-matrix style font.

"Extracts from Levona" is deliberately written as to be difficult to extract from - but it should appeal to anyone who likes innovative poetry, hybrid forms, and has an interest in a work that deals with the personal, political and technological themes of the early 21st century.

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