TRUE FORENSICS: a first look at the cover art for Ken Evans' debut collection
Here's a first look at the cover art for Ken Evans' debut collection, out from Eyewear this October.
We also have endorsements from the superb poets Deborah Alma and Daljit Nagra!
Ken won this year’s Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition, and The Battered Moons Competition (2016). Last year, Ken was included in an anthology of Best New British & Irish Poets, edited by Luke Kennard. Kennard referred to his featured poem as ‘a hypnotic exercise in imagination and compassion.’ Evans’ first pamphlet, The Opposite of Defeat, featured work from his shortlisted collection in The Poetry School’s / Nine Arches Press ‘Primers’ Competition, which also shortlisted in Bare Fiction’s debut competition.
'Evans maintains a cool, calm and forensic gaze; but with a voice that is both tender and prayerful. The work is lyrical, beautiful, musical, but most of all vertiginous; a strange world haunted by its past; of snow, winter, and mortality.' — Deborah Alma, editor of #MeToo: Rallying against sexual assault and harassment - a women's poetry anthology and author of numerous poetry collections
'There is affection for the past that enriches the contemporary while his measured forms foster a loving spirit that treasures and transfigures the language and the subject of his wonderings.' — Daljit Nagra, author of British Museum and many other collections
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