VALENTINE'S DAY BOOK SALE!

Looking isn't love, but it also pays attention, as the poet Todd Swift once wrote.

Nothing says I love you like a book... and some chocolates, roses, wine, a kiss, and a card, and - ok, books are not central to Valentine's - yet. But they could be. We have some great ones for you, romantic, erotic, compelling. 

Little Black Book

£10.00
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A Small Love Dictionary of Untranslatable Japanese Words

£6.00
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MAGNETIC NORTH: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU

£16.99
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Dream-beauty-psycho

£8.50
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Hotel Bravo

£6.00
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This is her debut pamphlet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-07-13T12:42:23+01:00","created_at":"2017-07-13T12:45:58+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing","type":"Pamphlet","tags":[],"price":600,"price_min":600,"price_max":600,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":40590622984,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Hotel Bravo","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":600,"weight":200,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-7,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_payne.jpg?v=1499946367"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_payne.jpg?v=1499946367","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eNOW ON SALE!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePAMPHLET, 34 PAGES\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp align=\"LEFT\"\u003e \u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/files\/alexforshopify_large.jpg?v=1498741132\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eThese poems present a simmering portrait of what happens when the omnipotence and optimism of youth meet the reality of a declining world, where politics are disillusioning, love unfulfilling and parents sick. Payne explores depression and cancer with wit and vulnerability, but also relishes the salve of an evening in with flatmates, a barmaid pulling a pint, and a note on a bathroom door. Fascinated with Old Hollywood icons, distilled moments in time, and cats, this collection is looking for an answer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eHotel Bravo \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003eis a dark, funny, twisted and highly intelligent message from the UK’s abandoned generation: young people full of hope, rage and politics: love, words and pizza. Alexandra Payne is a poet with a future.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003e– A. L. KENNEDY\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003e\u003ci\u003eHotel Bravo \u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003eis a beautifully-worked debut from Alexandra Payne. She pares her poems to the bone; her sonnets are gifts of the form; and her visions are devastating. 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She co-edited the Eyewear book \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: small;\" size=\"2\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003eTactical Reading: A Snappy Guide to the Snap General Election 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: Quadraat,Quadraat; font-size: small;\" size=\"2\" face=\"Quadraat,Quadraat\"\u003e, and now lives in London. This is her debut pamphlet.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

MR UNIVERSE

£6.00
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Donald Langosy: Poet’s Painter

£13.99
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Clowning

£5.00

Clowning

£5.00
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The Collected Poems of Terence Tiller

£17.99
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Hymn to Kali

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{"id":4858256580,"title":"Hymn to Kali","handle":"hymn-to-kali","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKimberly Campanello\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNew in the Aviator series - available now!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can listen to the author's reading of the event using the soundcloud link below:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ehttps:\/\/soundcloud.com\/user-589773120\/sets\/hymn-to-kali-and-other-poems\/s-Skl06\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-05-03T10:33:00+01:00","created_at":"2016-05-03T10:47:10+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing","type":"Pamphlet","tags":[],"price":500,"price_min":500,"price_max":500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":18362359044,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Hymn to Kali","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":500,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-10,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Aviator_Campanello.jpg?v=1462268834"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Aviator_Campanello.jpg?v=1462268834","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKimberly Campanello\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNew in the Aviator series - available now!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can listen to the author's reading of the event using the soundcloud link below:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ehttps:\/\/soundcloud.com\/user-589773120\/sets\/hymn-to-kali-and-other-poems\/s-Skl06\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Lana Del Rey: Her Life In 94 Songs

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Queen, Jewel, Mistress

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{"id":1470278724,"title":"Queen, Jewel, Mistress","handle":"queen-jewel-mistress","description":"\u003cp\u003ePaperback\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRuth Stacey\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eListen to the voices of the Queens of England and Britain, from the Anglo- Saxon era to the modern age, as each one is evoked through poetry. Some poems are instantly recognisable as they mimic a familiar form; others are free verse or epistle. Each poem captures a distinct personality and gives the reader the experience of moving through different poetic styles as well as observing the changing role of a queen\/consort.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAUTHOR\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.eyewearpublishing.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/06\/ruthstacey.jpg\"\u003e\u003cimg class=\"alignnone size-medium wp-image-1500\" src=\"http:\/\/www.eyewearpublishing.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/06\/ruthstacey-294x300.jpg\" alt=\"ruthstacey\" width=\"294\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Stacey studied English \u0026amp; Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and recently completed a distinction level MA in Literature: Politics and Identity at Worcester University. Her pamphlet Fox Boy was published by Dancing Girl Press, July 2014. She lives in Worcestershire.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRuth Stacey’s poems are exceptional. They evoke voices long silenced, and the very essence of these past lives and the ages in which they were lived. There is so much food for thought here – every line is a joy!\u003c\/em\u003e — Alison Weir\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRuth Stacey’s Queen Jewel Mistress is as beautiful and dreamlike as its title suggests. But this astonishing debut is also a brilliant tour of British history, and a series of virtuoso inventions in which our many queens – rulers and their spouses – are brought to life, each in the music and language of her time. Funny and moving, accomplished and surprising, part dressing-up box and part cabinet of curiosities, this is a collection of lyric verse of the highest quality.\u003c\/em\u003e — Fiona Sampson\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSAMPLE POEM - 'ELEANOR OF CASTILE'\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo be with him at any cost\u003cbr\u003ebecause I am small\u003cbr\u003eand he is vast.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI long for indigo shadows\u003cbr\u003ebeneath trees,\u003cbr\u003ewet grass,\u003cbr\u003efreezing water from the ground.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShimmer of heat distorting\u003cbr\u003ethe rocks on the horizon\u003cbr\u003einto a cross.\u003cbr\u003eAll eyes swing to it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUndulating dull-orange sands.\u003cbr\u003eDust beneath my fingernails.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn every crease, fabric, veiled mouth\u003cbr\u003edry – we do not speak.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe noise of tents\u003cbr\u003ecreaking, the sudden flap.\u003cbr\u003eWhen a breeze touches my cheek\u003cbr\u003eI turn to it like a lover.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHoly War, men are dying,\u003cbr\u003eas I bring forth my female child.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe heat evaporates my screams,\u003cbr\u003emy blood dries quickly.\u003cbr\u003eHer eyes are the blue\u003cbr\u003eI was seeking.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2015-09-15T12:42:00+01:00","created_at":"2015-09-15T12:43:19+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing Ltd.","type":"Books","tags":[],"price":999,"price_min":999,"price_max":999,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5215191044,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Queen, Jewel, Mistress","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":999,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-1,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/9781908998453-stacey.jpeg?v=1442317419"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/9781908998453-stacey.jpeg?v=1442317419","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003ePaperback\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRuth Stacey\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eListen to the voices of the Queens of England and Britain, from the Anglo- Saxon era to the modern age, as each one is evoked through poetry. Some poems are instantly recognisable as they mimic a familiar form; others are free verse or epistle. Each poem captures a distinct personality and gives the reader the experience of moving through different poetic styles as well as observing the changing role of a queen\/consort.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAUTHOR\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.eyewearpublishing.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/06\/ruthstacey.jpg\"\u003e\u003cimg class=\"alignnone size-medium wp-image-1500\" src=\"http:\/\/www.eyewearpublishing.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/06\/ruthstacey-294x300.jpg\" alt=\"ruthstacey\" width=\"294\" height=\"300\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRuth Stacey studied English \u0026amp; Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and recently completed a distinction level MA in Literature: Politics and Identity at Worcester University. Her pamphlet Fox Boy was published by Dancing Girl Press, July 2014. She lives in Worcestershire.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRuth Stacey’s poems are exceptional. They evoke voices long silenced, and the very essence of these past lives and the ages in which they were lived. There is so much food for thought here – every line is a joy!\u003c\/em\u003e — Alison Weir\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRuth Stacey’s Queen Jewel Mistress is as beautiful and dreamlike as its title suggests. But this astonishing debut is also a brilliant tour of British history, and a series of virtuoso inventions in which our many queens – rulers and their spouses – are brought to life, each in the music and language of her time. Funny and moving, accomplished and surprising, part dressing-up box and part cabinet of curiosities, this is a collection of lyric verse of the highest quality.\u003c\/em\u003e — Fiona Sampson\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSAMPLE POEM - 'ELEANOR OF CASTILE'\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo be with him at any cost\u003cbr\u003ebecause I am small\u003cbr\u003eand he is vast.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI long for indigo shadows\u003cbr\u003ebeneath trees,\u003cbr\u003ewet grass,\u003cbr\u003efreezing water from the ground.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShimmer of heat distorting\u003cbr\u003ethe rocks on the horizon\u003cbr\u003einto a cross.\u003cbr\u003eAll eyes swing to it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUndulating dull-orange sands.\u003cbr\u003eDust beneath my fingernails.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn every crease, fabric, veiled mouth\u003cbr\u003edry – we do not speak.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe noise of tents\u003cbr\u003ecreaking, the sudden flap.\u003cbr\u003eWhen a breeze touches my cheek\u003cbr\u003eI turn to it like a lover.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHoly War, men are dying,\u003cbr\u003eas I bring forth my female child.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe heat evaporates my screams,\u003cbr\u003emy blood dries quickly.\u003cbr\u003eHer eyes are the blue\u003cbr\u003eI was seeking.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Illicit Sonnets

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Sprung versification, alliteration, puns and archaisms proliferate, and the general tone, appropriately enough, is ejaculatory.' Anthony Howells, \u003ca title=\"review\" href=\"http:\/\/fortnightlyreview.co.uk\/2013\/11\/bedside-reading-table\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFortnightly Review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e *2013\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eAuthor\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGeorge Elliott Clarke (1960) is descended from African-American refugees from the War of 1812, who escaped to the British and were relocated to Nova Scotia, where he was born. He is one of the most popular Canadian poets. He has won The Governor General''s Award for Poetry in 2001 for Execution Poems. His classic verse-novel, Whylah Falls (1990) was selected in the CBC’s national poll, Canada Reads, in 2002. He now teaches African-Canadian literature — a field that he pioneered — at the University of Toronto. In 2013-14 he will be a visiting professor at Harvard University. He is Poet Laureate of Canada.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003ePraise for George Elliott Clarke’s Previous Works\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Clarke carries his words from our heads to our hearts to that gut feeling we all get when we have heard a devastating truth.” — Nikki Giovanni\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Rough, uncompromising and ultimately heartbreaking.” —The Times\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“This formidably crafted recreation of a desperate episode should win widespread acclaim.” — The Independent\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2015-09-14T20:43:00+01:00","created_at":"2015-09-14T20:44:38+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing Ltd.","type":"Books","tags":["2012"],"price":699,"price_min":699,"price_max":699,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5189017220,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Illicit Sonnets","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":699,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-4,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Clarke_illicit.jpg?v=1442324100"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Clarke_illicit.jpg?v=1442324100","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003eNOW IN PAPERBACK - AN EROTIC MASTERPIECE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR* - SELECTED BY THE AUTHOR OF \u003cem\u003eAPPLE TREE YARD\u003c\/em\u003e, NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIllicit Sonnets – a bawdy modern reboot of Sonnets from the Portuguese – tells of the love between Salim and Laila, an “elderessa”. Their highly-sexed romance, bridging cultures, generations and seas, is unfolded in poetry as sparkling and as shameless as champagne.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e'A new discovery for me was Canadian poet George Elliott Clarke's, \u003cem\u003eIllicit Sonnets\u003c\/em\u003e, published over here by the tiny Eyewear Press – a good present if you wish to remind your other half that middle-aged or elderly people still have sex.' Louise Doughty, \u003ca title=\"the observer\" href=\"http:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/books\/2013\/nov\/24\/writers-books-of-year-2013-observer\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eThe Observer\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e'It's a tonic to come across a distinctly erotic book of poetry. George Elliot Clarke’s \u003cem\u003eIllicit Sonnets\u003c\/em\u003e  is just that... Clarke wallows in an exuberant, exaggerated poetry, owing something to Gerald Manley Hopkins and to John Berryman – while the sequence recalls George Meredith’s Modern Sonnets. Sprung versification, alliteration, puns and archaisms proliferate, and the general tone, appropriately enough, is ejaculatory.' Anthony Howells, \u003ca title=\"review\" href=\"http:\/\/fortnightlyreview.co.uk\/2013\/11\/bedside-reading-table\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eFortnightly Review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e *2013\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eAuthor\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGeorge Elliott Clarke (1960) is descended from African-American refugees from the War of 1812, who escaped to the British and were relocated to Nova Scotia, where he was born. He is one of the most popular Canadian poets. He has won The Governor General''s Award for Poetry in 2001 for Execution Poems. His classic verse-novel, Whylah Falls (1990) was selected in the CBC’s national poll, Canada Reads, in 2002. He now teaches African-Canadian literature — a field that he pioneered — at the University of Toronto. In 2013-14 he will be a visiting professor at Harvard University. He is Poet Laureate of Canada.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003ePraise for George Elliott Clarke’s Previous Works\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Clarke carries his words from our heads to our hearts to that gut feeling we all get when we have heard a devastating truth.” — Nikki Giovanni\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Rough, uncompromising and ultimately heartbreaking.” —The Times\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“This formidably crafted recreation of a desperate episode should win widespread acclaim.” — The Independent\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Humbert Summer

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{"id":1462197572,"title":"Humbert Summer","handle":"humbert-summer","description":"\u003cp\u003ePaperback\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA. K. Blakemore\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHumbert Summer is a book about the febrile matter of fantasy in its rawest form – alternately subversive, awkward, romantic and unsettling. Written between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three, the poems in A. K. Blakemore’s debut full-length collection navigate the challenging space between adolescence and (abortive) adulthood in a culture quick to dismiss, commodify or fetishise the female body and imagination.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA. K. Blakemore was born in south London in 1991. She was named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and has performed at the Secret Garden Party and Latitude festivals. Her work has been published in a number of journals, zines and anthologies, with her first pamphlet released as part of the Nasty Little Press Nasty Little Intros series in 2013. she currently lives in east London. A graduate of Oxford University, she currently works as a fashion model, and recently was mentioned in Vogue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThere’s something darkly heroic about this book’s hedonism, its casually-worn gift for unkindess... A.K.’s poems disprove a truism – they don’t care about you, which is why you keep reading them.\u003c\/em\u003e — Sam Riviere\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eAt times uncomfortably earnest, full of swagger and often gifted with a snarl, A.K. Blakemore’s Humbert Summer is a first collection refreshingly sure of its own register, balanced deftly between the lyric tradition and the contemporary world, ambitious in its poetic range and – all too rare for poetry in the UK – utterly resistant to the parochial.\u003c\/em\u003e — Ahren Warner\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e... Blakemore’s poetry benefits from being indebted to a variety of high and low influences, a combination of lyric formality and cool indifference. She has succeeded in creating work that is distancing and intimate all at once. It is a shiny, menacing and sweet collection.\u003c\/em\u003e – Eli Goldstone\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe trippy hot pinks on the jacket of Hum-\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebert Summer, A. K. Blakemore’s debut\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ecollection, give some warning of the jarring\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003epoems inside the book. Many are no more than\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea few lines long, though all are “pushed in like\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea knife”. Twice named Foyle Young Poet of\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ethe Year, Blakemore, who was born in 1991,\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ewrites with the jutting jaw and self-assurance\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eof a verse veteran – albeit one whose concerns\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003einclude “shit MD, and the inevitable death of\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eDavid Bowie”.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eAt the heart of her success – Blakemore’s\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ework has been widely published and antholo-\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003egized – is the frostiness of her poems. They\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003efeel, often, like chips of porcelain, deposited\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eonly by chance onto the reader’s lap. We sense\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003etheir importance, but they rarely seem directed\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eat us, still less intended to elicit our esteem.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eKnots that seem likely to come untied at a third\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eor forth reading stay knotted, and begin to look\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003elike fortresses – “you’re old, \/ you won’t get\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eit”, the speaker warns in “Humbert Summer”.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrequently, we don’t. Yet Blakemore’s power\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eas a poet is due not only to her unwillingness to\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebe obvious. She is unfailingly accurate, aiming\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eher words with the precision of a sniper. Crows\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eare not black and ominous, et cetera, they are\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e“proper dead-eyed dangerous, \/ like making\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ethe bed, then fucking a stranger”. Melon, held\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ein the hands in the poem “she’s a star”, is “like\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea slice of daybreak”, while the subject’s nails\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eare “bright important spikes”. Blakemore’s\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003elanguage is so exact, her imagery so vital and\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003evitalizing, that the poems prove difficult to\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eshake off once they are read. While the themes\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eshe invokes here are familiar – sex, distance,\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eand entropy all crop up – they are thrust into\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ecold water by her terse, scathing verse, rinsed\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eto a “bright colloidal silver”. Time spent lost in\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eher “dark and back-to-nature thoughts” feels\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebewildering and disquieting, but well spent. - \u003c\/em\u003eTLS\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThat candid honesty about the violence of the fantasy life, the fleeting thought, is one of the things I love about Blakemore's work.\u003c\/em\u003e – Luke Kennard\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2015-09-14T17:58:00+01:00","created_at":"2015-09-14T18:01:19+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing Ltd.","type":"Books","tags":[],"price":299,"price_min":299,"price_max":299,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5183525444,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Humbert Summer","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":299,"weight":200,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-22,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Blakemore_def.jpeg?v=1442250102"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Cover_Blakemore_def.jpeg?v=1442250102","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cp\u003ePaperback\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA. K. Blakemore\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHumbert Summer is a book about the febrile matter of fantasy in its rawest form – alternately subversive, awkward, romantic and unsettling. Written between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three, the poems in A. K. Blakemore’s debut full-length collection navigate the challenging space between adolescence and (abortive) adulthood in a culture quick to dismiss, commodify or fetishise the female body and imagination.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA. K. Blakemore was born in south London in 1991. She was named a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2007 and 2008, and has performed at the Secret Garden Party and Latitude festivals. Her work has been published in a number of journals, zines and anthologies, with her first pamphlet released as part of the Nasty Little Press Nasty Little Intros series in 2013. she currently lives in east London. A graduate of Oxford University, she currently works as a fashion model, and recently was mentioned in Vogue.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThere’s something darkly heroic about this book’s hedonism, its casually-worn gift for unkindess... A.K.’s poems disprove a truism – they don’t care about you, which is why you keep reading them.\u003c\/em\u003e — Sam Riviere\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eAt times uncomfortably earnest, full of swagger and often gifted with a snarl, A.K. Blakemore’s Humbert Summer is a first collection refreshingly sure of its own register, balanced deftly between the lyric tradition and the contemporary world, ambitious in its poetic range and – all too rare for poetry in the UK – utterly resistant to the parochial.\u003c\/em\u003e — Ahren Warner\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e... Blakemore’s poetry benefits from being indebted to a variety of high and low influences, a combination of lyric formality and cool indifference. She has succeeded in creating work that is distancing and intimate all at once. It is a shiny, menacing and sweet collection.\u003c\/em\u003e – Eli Goldstone\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe trippy hot pinks on the jacket of Hum-\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebert Summer, A. K. Blakemore’s debut\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ecollection, give some warning of the jarring\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003epoems inside the book. Many are no more than\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea few lines long, though all are “pushed in like\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea knife”. Twice named Foyle Young Poet of\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ethe Year, Blakemore, who was born in 1991,\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ewrites with the jutting jaw and self-assurance\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eof a verse veteran – albeit one whose concerns\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003einclude “shit MD, and the inevitable death of\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eDavid Bowie”.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eAt the heart of her success – Blakemore’s\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ework has been widely published and antholo-\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003egized – is the frostiness of her poems. They\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003efeel, often, like chips of porcelain, deposited\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eonly by chance onto the reader’s lap. We sense\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003etheir importance, but they rarely seem directed\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eat us, still less intended to elicit our esteem.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eKnots that seem likely to come untied at a third\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eor forth reading stay knotted, and begin to look\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003elike fortresses – “you’re old, \/ you won’t get\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eit”, the speaker warns in “Humbert Summer”.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eFrequently, we don’t. Yet Blakemore’s power\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eas a poet is due not only to her unwillingness to\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebe obvious. She is unfailingly accurate, aiming\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eher words with the precision of a sniper. Crows\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eare not black and ominous, et cetera, they are\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003e“proper dead-eyed dangerous, \/ like making\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ethe bed, then fucking a stranger”. Melon, held\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ein the hands in the poem “she’s a star”, is “like\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ea slice of daybreak”, while the subject’s nails\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eare “bright important spikes”. Blakemore’s\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003elanguage is so exact, her imagery so vital and\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003evitalizing, that the poems prove difficult to\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eshake off once they are read. While the themes\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eshe invokes here are familiar – sex, distance,\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eand entropy all crop up – they are thrust into\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ecold water by her terse, scathing verse, rinsed\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eto a “bright colloidal silver”. Time spent lost in\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eher “dark and back-to-nature thoughts” feels\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003ebewildering and disquieting, but well spent. - \u003c\/em\u003eTLS\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThat candid honesty about the violence of the fantasy life, the fleeting thought, is one of the things I love about Blakemore's work.\u003c\/em\u003e – Luke Kennard\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

For The Chorus

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{"id":1462180932,"title":"For The Chorus","handle":"for-the-chorus","description":"\u003ch1\u003eThis is a collection about memory, music, loss, sex, God and fighting.  Primarily lyrical in tone, in one way or another it contains only love poems.\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eKeiran Goddard’s poetry throws light on the things you’re not supposed to notice; the fear and the beauty in a lover’s handwriting, a snapped vine, an uneasy friendship. No cutting through swathes of irony or meta-hedging; Goddard does things the hard way so you don’t have to. Old codes, imminent disasters, the raw clay of change. \u003cem\u003eFor The Chorus\u003c\/em\u003e is the most assured, urgent and unabashedly Romantic debut I’ve read in a very long time.” -Luke Kennard\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKeiran Goddard is a writer who sees the visionary in the ordinary - ties on a chair are 'a waterfall of wax tongues'. a jacket is 'two folded ravens....settled for the night' -  and are charged with the presence, or absence, of the other - the friend, the loved one, the lost one. The voice is perfectly judged, with never a surplus word.  - Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn urgency of direct communication wedded to an inventively metaphorical working through distinguishes the soundscape of Keiran Goddard's first collection. \u003ci\u003eFor the Chorus\u003c\/i\u003e brings up the curtain on a singular voice emerging from its line. - Peter Robinson\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAUTHOR\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKeiran Goddard was born and raised in Shard End, Birmingham and educated in Oxford. His work has previously been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and his first pamphlet, \u003ci\u003eStrings\u003c\/i\u003e, came out in 2013. This is his debut collection\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe has worked as a journalist and editor and in higher education. He now works in the third sector, is a poetry editor for the Squawk Back and is undertaking a research project on contemporary poetics. His other interests include wine, whiskey, books, music and invective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSAMPLE POEM - 'NAPE'\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat an utter angle-poise lamp of a neck you have,\u003cbr\u003eyou disconcertingly accurate thrower of light\u003cbr\u003eon to the busted hunch of my bedroom furniture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou have cast the ties looped on the back of my chair\u003cbr\u003eas a festival plant, a waterfall of wax tongues\u003cbr\u003edrooping from a branch above the city square.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLit my jacket as two folded ravens\u003cbr\u003ethat have set their feathers and settled\u003cbr\u003efor the night at the foot of the bed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the illuminated shrag of the floorboard\u003cbr\u003eI am made beachcomber, botanist,\u003cbr\u003esomeone concerned with forestry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI am struck, collecting twigs and etching\u003cbr\u003ea comedian’s circle around our feet.\u003cbr\u003eI press a splintered finger against\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ethe button-hole of a bird’s chest,\u003cbr\u003eand edge myself quietly towards the light.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","published_at":"2015-09-14T17:58:00+01:00","created_at":"2015-09-14T17:58:32+01:00","vendor":"Eyewear Publishing Ltd.","type":"Books","tags":["2014"],"price":200,"price_min":200,"price_max":200,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5183456260,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"For The Chorus","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":200,"weight":300,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-2,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Single_cover_Goddard.jpeg?v=1442249920"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0985\/7354\/products\/Single_cover_Goddard.jpeg?v=1442249920","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eThis is a collection about memory, music, loss, sex, God and fighting.  Primarily lyrical in tone, in one way or another it contains only love poems.\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003eKeiran Goddard’s poetry throws light on the things you’re not supposed to notice; the fear and the beauty in a lover’s handwriting, a snapped vine, an uneasy friendship. No cutting through swathes of irony or meta-hedging; Goddard does things the hard way so you don’t have to. Old codes, imminent disasters, the raw clay of change. \u003cem\u003eFor The Chorus\u003c\/em\u003e is the most assured, urgent and unabashedly Romantic debut I’ve read in a very long time.” -Luke Kennard\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKeiran Goddard is a writer who sees the visionary in the ordinary - ties on a chair are 'a waterfall of wax tongues'. a jacket is 'two folded ravens....settled for the night' -  and are charged with the presence, or absence, of the other - the friend, the loved one, the lost one. The voice is perfectly judged, with never a surplus word.  - Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn urgency of direct communication wedded to an inventively metaphorical working through distinguishes the soundscape of Keiran Goddard's first collection. \u003ci\u003eFor the Chorus\u003c\/i\u003e brings up the curtain on a singular voice emerging from its line. - Peter Robinson\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAUTHOR\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKeiran Goddard was born and raised in Shard End, Birmingham and educated in Oxford. His work has previously been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and his first pamphlet, \u003ci\u003eStrings\u003c\/i\u003e, came out in 2013. This is his debut collection\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe has worked as a journalist and editor and in higher education. He now works in the third sector, is a poetry editor for the Squawk Back and is undertaking a research project on contemporary poetics. His other interests include wine, whiskey, books, music and invective.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSAMPLE POEM - 'NAPE'\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat an utter angle-poise lamp of a neck you have,\u003cbr\u003eyou disconcertingly accurate thrower of light\u003cbr\u003eon to the busted hunch of my bedroom furniture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou have cast the ties looped on the back of my chair\u003cbr\u003eas a festival plant, a waterfall of wax tongues\u003cbr\u003edrooping from a branch above the city square.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLit my jacket as two folded ravens\u003cbr\u003ethat have set their feathers and settled\u003cbr\u003efor the night at the foot of the bed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the illuminated shrag of the floorboard\u003cbr\u003eI am made beachcomber, botanist,\u003cbr\u003esomeone concerned with forestry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI am struck, collecting twigs and etching\u003cbr\u003ea comedian’s circle around our feet.\u003cbr\u003eI press a splintered finger against\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ethe button-hole of a bird’s chest,\u003cbr\u003eand edge myself quietly towards the light.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e"}

Dangerous Cakes

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