Lucy is launching clew on April 18th at The Duke of York in Bristol. She’ll be reading with poet Sarer Scotthorne, whose Hesterglock Press pamphlet The Blood House will be launched too. Paul Hawkins will be reading from Contumacy (Erbacce Press 2014) and Sheer Zed will be performing electronica solo and with the poets.
clew will be available from April 18th for £5 + p&p and you can pre-order a copy of clew here
These poems are brimful of brio, full of instantly likeable characters from Roxanne, the trainee tattooist, to loud and proud women including a fully reimagined Patti Smith. The work is full of ‘lexical discontent’, a restlessness that results in a compelling set of experiments in form and sound. An undertow of deeply felt loneliness leads to profound meditations like the pair of ‘Perseids poems’. But the overall exuberance is infectious. It takes hold in the inner ear, bringing the reader, as the poem ‘Whirling’ says, to the ‘edge of home’. Read ‘Clew’ for a window on our times and a reminder of how poetry remains a resistant art.
Siobhán Campbell; author of Cross-Talk