Tuesday, 31 July 2018

ANALOG SUBMISSION PRESS CHAPBOOK REVIEWS [#1]


ASH ON YOUR FACE LIKE WAR PAINT
BY SCOTT WOZNIAK

Another superb collection from Oregon poet Scott Wozniak. A seering selection of home truths. No holds barred, no punches pulled poems from the gut. Wozniak has a undeniable way with words - he can cut through the fat and get straight to the meat of an issue. You may not always like what he has to say, but you can't deny the finesse with which he tells his tales. Pure class. 


ONCE THE REVOLUTION IS OVER WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN THE TOILETS?
BY MARC BRUSEKE

This short collection by Analog Submission head honcho Marc Bruseke is an interesting one - a mixed bag of his classic observational beat poetry style, mixed in with some more experimental, thought provoking stuff. You never know what you going to get when you turn the page, and that is no bad thing. Marc is not afraid to mix things up and try different things, and I love that. As the old saying goes "A ship in harbour is safe - but that is not what ships are built for"

HIDDEN ICONS & SECRET MENUS
BY GWIL JAMES THOMAS

Gwil has long been a favourite poet of mine and this new collection showcases him in top form once again. Loosely themed around food and the nostalgia and memories that certain meals represent for him. A beautiful collection that I devoured in one sitting, and will happily revisit for seconds. A personal favourite amongst the food based poems were a delightful quadruple series about actor John Malkovich... try to read this extract without reading the Malkovich lines in his voice. You won't be able to! 



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