City State: New London Poetry

Contribution byHeather Phillipson, Ahren Warner, Inua Ellams

May 20, 2009|
City State: New London Poetry by Heather Phillipson
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City State showcases the work of twenty-seven London writers between the ages of 16 and 36. From hyperlinked walks of Battersea bombsites and guerilla gardening projects to jagged urban lyrics and dark hymns to the East End, City State presents a confident, entertaining and truly diverse snapshot of the best new poetry from London. _ REVIEWS 'We are offered London as a test case for a new diversity of means and manner, from sassy performance scripts to the solid blocks of densely disjunctive language characterised as innovative or avant-garde. [City State proposes] a central space that is also the meeting place of many edges.' Philip Gross, Poetry London 'City State is [a] journey across the metropolis in rush hour: a journey that by turns bewilders, delights and throws up unpalatable truths. The anthology showcases a real range of styles, from Jacob Sam-La Rose's heartfelt verse, to Chris McCabe's complex, darkly witty observations. Though diverse, the poets featured here often seem to riff around several themes that are associated with London itself: dislocation, escapism, breathlessness.' Helen Mort, Pen Pusher
Title:City State: New London PoetryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:194 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.45 inShipping dimensions:194 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.45 inPublished:May 20, 2009Publisher:Penned in the MarginsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0955384680

ISBN - 13:9780955384684

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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