Phillippa Nayer – Thou Shalt Not Suffer £6.00 buy
‘This is uncompromising poetry, driving and edgy. Not so much raw as roaring. From her daringly frank cut-ups of Foucault to her disjunctive baring of personal attachment to her dark critique of social justice, one can hear undeniably the ‘hiss of burnt wood’ in these poems. The poems’ hiss in this collection is the hiss of the contemporary young poet. Nayer is one to watch.’
‘Kintsukuroi storytells moments in life as if bits of stained glass: sensitive, fragile and transparent, ready to be held to the light, to be contemplated and illuminated for what they are. An enchanting read.’ Leanne Bridgewater
Reuben Woolley – skins £7.50 buy
A perfect-bound collection of compelling and emotive poems on the theme of the displaced, the dispossesed and refugee crisis. Cover artwork is by artist, photographer and poet Sonja Benskin Mesher. All profit from the sales of skins will be donated to CalAid.
Michael Mc Aloran – breath(en) flux £6.00 buy
‘In a landscape of bland poseurs and safe, vanilla poetry, Mc Aloran cuts like a knife and writes in blood.’
Read a new interview by Sarer Scotthorne with Michael Mc Aloran here
No neoliberal capitalism. No homophobia, transphobia, racism or misogyny.