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School of Forgery,

Jon Stone

School of Forgery, Jon Stone
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Publication Date: 15-Apr-12 | ISBN: 9781844717453 | Trim Size: 198 x 129 mm | Extent: 96pp | Format: Hardback

UK & International Distribution: Turnaround Publisher Services  | Publishing Status: Out of printShop online at HiveFind your local bookshop

 

SYNOPSIS


Synopsis

PBS Recommandation. The school of forgery is a singular institution, whose principal teachings concern the volatile relationship between fakery and invention. Both you and I are its alumni, and so is the bandit boiled alive in a cauldron of oil. So are the perpetrators of hoaxes, the writers of pornographic d?jinshi, counterfeiters in love with their teachers and teens who dress up as birds to fight tyranny. Its professors proliferate. Its graduates excel in every field. Its campus is the world.

This book, part prospectus and part fanzine, is made from stolen or borrowed parts – centos and collages, half-rhymes and homophonics, translations and travesties. Equally inspired by manga luminaries like Naoki Urasawa, animation and adventure stories as it is by earlier poets, the natural world and human history, School of Forgery postulates the poem as knock-off, as reclaimed scrap, and most of all as through-and-through fabrication.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Originals

Near Extremes 1

The Mark

And why do you want to work for the Secret Service?

Tongue

Torn Page from a Chapter on Ray Guns

Dojinshiworld

Cloud Swifts

Near Extremes 2

Goemon at 50 degrees

Mustard

Father Popieluszko

Send in the Mink

Chimney Swifts

Near Extremes 3

The Procedure

Nell Gwynn Poses for Lely

Mimic Octopus

Nosejobs

Jake Root

Beach Swifts

Near Extremes 4

Icicle

A Chest of Letters

The School of Forgery

Boy

They Never See Themselves

Coffee Swifts

The Year Long Dress Rehearsal

Fakes

Tatsunoko

Far Dancing and . . .

What Robots Murmur Through Broken Sleep

Snowbeasts

The Laughing Body

Second-Hand Kite Feathers

The Not-Who-They-Say-They-Are Sonnets

7-Kyoku

Adcock Modulations (Symbolic, Fantastic, Historic, Personal)

Death Daydream Season

All Year Dress Rehearsing

Notes & Admissions

PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK


Jon Stone writes angry, beautiful poems which access parts of your mind you didn’t know you had.

” —Luke Kennard

 

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS


A poetic style that swaggers through a number of different personae and time periods.

” —Poetry London

 

Stone is well-read, keen of ear and a very, very fine technician, but what wins me over is his divine crankiness.

” —Marcia Menter Sphinx

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE


Jon StoneJon Stone was born in Derby and currently lives in Whitechapel. He's the co-creator of pocket poetry journal Fuselit and micro-anthology publishers Sidekick Books. He was highly commended in the National Poetry Competition 2009, the same month his debut pamphlet, Scarecrows (Happenstance), was released.


 
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