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Wayne Holloway-Smith author


Publisher:Makina Books

Published:13th Jan '22


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Lobsters cover

In Lobsters, Wayne Holloway-Smith turns his innovative poetics towards an exhilarating new work that is part songbook, part elastic melodrama. Here his unique voice undoes and remakes a self, moving into and out of tender proximity to other humans and objects of desire. Somewhere, in between the expansive and claustrophobic, the reader is offered a new space, crammed full with the music of what life gives and withholds.

'Lobsters seems both to capture, and be caught up in, the peculiarly powerful and reckless energy of deep hunger. This poem is freewheeling and intoxicating--Katharine Kilalea; 'Lobsters is a soft-cracked, gut-level improvisation, overflowing with feeling but marked by refusal: anger or grief will not be made easily consumable. Instead, if you want to access the full harmonic depth of this poem, you will have to take part in the performance yourself, to become vulnerable to it, to risk being eaten.'--Will Harris

ISBN: 9781838436285

Dimensions: 186mm x 150mm x 5mm

Weight: 150g

44 pages