Numbered Boxes by Bearder the Temp PeteNumbered Boxes by Bearder the Temp Pete

Numbered Boxes

byBearder the Temp Pete

Paperback | October 11, 2016

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Numbered Boxes is a journey through the stanzas of school days, family, work addiction, heartbreak and back into school as a teacher. Much of the book was written while Pete was teaching full-time in an East London secondary school as part of a world-first pilot project, the Spoken Word Education Programme. The book opens the lid on containers built by institutions, and those harder to unpack, the ones built by ourselves. The final section of the book breaks free from the shadows of these confines and escapes into the debauchery of mid-summer, drawing on a body of work written while Pete was Glastonbury poet in residence in 2015. Numbered boxes channels the energy and wit of his stage performance, into a body of lyric, narrative and comically surreal poetry, crafted to deliver on the page.

Pete the Temp is a poet, educator and musician. His work has been featured on BBC radio and TV and in 2009 he became the National Poetry Slam Champion. Pete has toured theatres across England with his one man show Pete (the Temp) vs Climate Change. In 2015 he completed the MA Writer / Teacher Programme at Goldsmiths University. This le...
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Title:Numbered BoxesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.15 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.15 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Burning Eye BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909136905

ISBN - 13:9781909136908

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Numbered Boxes is a journey through the stanzas of school days, family, work addiction, heartbreak and back into school as a teacher. Much of the book was written while Pete was teaching full-time in an East London secondary school as part of a world-first pilot project, the Spoken Word Education Programme. The book opens the lid on containers built by institutions, and those harder to unpack, the ones built by ourselves. The final section of the book breaks free from the shadows of these confines and escapes into the debauchery of mid-summer, drawing on a body of work written while Pete was Glastonbury poet in residence in 2015. Numbered boxes channels the energy and wit of his stage performance, into a body of lyric, narrative and comically surreal poetry, crafted to deliver on the page.

Editorial Reviews

"There is such a hard-won elegance to Bearder's poetry. In the depths of unrequited affection, of the ennui of a nondescript day, he finds a way of bringing experience to new life through linguistic innovation, finding the joy in the everyday, the lyrical beauty in a shared joint, a turning away from status updates and a folded, private life of the mind. He looks outwards, defiantly and assuredly. His work has all the energy and promise of 'the opening remarks of spring' and, line by line, poem by poem, it delivers." Luke Kennard "From lost loves buried in urban marshlands to the revolutionary force of spring, Peter Bearder delivers some sharp, witty and honest observations. Plus a comprehensive list of absolutely everything that happened at Glastonbury 2015."Mark Gwynn Jones"This poetry is activism with heart and the heart is the centre of this beautiful book. A true voice for this generation and the next"Salena Godden