Lucy launched clew on April 18th at The Duke of York in Bristol. She read with poet Sarer Scotthorne, whose Hesterglock Press pamphlet The Blood House was launched too. Paul Hawkins read from Contumacy (Erbacce Press 2014) and Sheer Zed performed electronica solo and with the poets.
Read a review of clew by Grant Tarbard for Sabotage Reviews
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
Lucy has previously published a poetry map, AMNIOTIC CITY. She has also had her work published in magazines and anthologies including Lunar Poetry, M58, Ripple, Structo, Issue 3 of Boscombe Revolution and the anthologies Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, Loose Muse and Lyrical Beats. Her poem Lunch in Ars en Re nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2014.
Electronica sound artist Sheer Zed has been working with Lucy and his experimental composition has been created around the reading of ‘A Summoning’ by Lucy Furlong which was recorded at The Ram Jam Club, Kingston Upon Thames on 27th March 2014.
There are only now very limited copies of clew available for £5 + p&p from author Lucy Furlong. Contact Lucy here.