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ISBN
9781784631994
Extent
64pp
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
15-Jun-19
Publication Status
Forthcoming
Series
Salt Modern Poets
Subject
Poetry by individual poets
Trim Size
198 x 129mm

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The Somnambulist Cookbook

Synopsis

The poems in The Somnambulist Cookbook explore the quality of disappearance, taking in fugue states, involuntary walking and how time can alter memory and leave us floundering in the margins of our own lives. From explorations of English murder mysteries to the reimagining’s of John Carpenter’s The Thing, to odes to decaying civic spaces; from loss realised through handwriting in a birthday card to the ever changing landscapes of Britain where Fenland portaloos wait patiently, these are poems which walk the edges of cities and country, sleep and reality and unsettle the sense of who and what we are.