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City State: New London Poetry

City State: New London Poetry
 

City State showcases the work of twenty-seven London writers between the ages of 16 and 36. From hyperlinked walks of Battersea bombsites and guerilla gardening projects to jagged urban lyrics and dark hymns to the East End, City State presents a confident, entertaining and truly... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780955384684
Published 20 May 2009 by Penned in the Margins
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bernard, Jay
By Bird, Caroline
By Borek, Ben
Edited by Chivers, Tom
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ISBN-13 9780955384684
ISBN-10 0955384680
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Penned in the Margins
Imprint Penned in the Margins
Publication Date 20 May 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bernard, Jay
By Bird, Caroline
By Borek, Ben
Edited by Chivers, Tom
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 281g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 821.920809421
Catalogue Code Not specified

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City State showcases the work of twenty-seven London writers between the ages of 16 and 36. From hyperlinked walks of Battersea bombsites and guerilla gardening projects to jagged urban lyrics and dark hymns to the East End, City State presents a confident, entertaining and truly diverse snapshot of the best new poetry from London.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review We are offered London as a test case for a new diversity of means and manner, from sassy performance scripts to the solid blocks of densely disjunctive language characterised as innovative or avant-garde. [City State proposes] a central space that is also the meeting place of many edges. - Philip Gross, Poetry London City State is [a] journey across the metropolis in rush hour: a journey that by turns bewilders, delights and throws up unpalatable truths. Though diverse, the poets featured here often seem to riff around several themes that are associated with London itself: dislocation, escapism, breathlessness. - Helen Mort, Pen Pusher

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Author's Bio

Tom Chivers was born in 1983 in South London. A writer, editor and promoter of poetry, his publications include The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009) and How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009). A winner of the inaugural Crashaw Prize, he is Associate Editor of Tears in the Fence, was Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute, London, and has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Tom is Director of Penned in the Margins and was Co-Director of London Word Festival.

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