Inspired by Take my Hunger, Inkubus SukkubusYour love is crashing through my veins,I do not know where, when it will stop,I don't want it to stop - I seek the forever,And you, I know, you seek this blood,Still human, for a few more days,Perhaps... And then I will be like you:A deathless monster.Image: Max Ernst ~ … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: Opening lines
So to kick off, The Salt Book of Younger Poets is by no small margin the most exciting new book of poetry I’ve read in months. There’s a real feeling of variety, curiosity, ambition and openness here that was disappointingly lacking in Lumsden’s last anthology Identity Parade; where that felt loose and willing to lower the criteria for admission, The Salt Book maintains an impressively high standard. There are a few writers in here who already read like the finished article, and most are more suggestive and provocative (in the pleasing way) than many of our lauded prize-listers. For the sake of brevity I’ve picked out a handful who I consider worth bringing to your attention.
[Brief intro: George is, as you’ve guessed, Welsh, has studied in Bristol and Columbia and lives in London. His first collection drops in 2013 with Seren. Listen to him read on Poetcasting
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