Friday 6 September 2013

Homecoming (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2013)

It's here! My latest pamphlet/chapbook is Homecoming, from the fabulous Dancing Girl Press in Chicago. Here's what I've come up with as an account of the work: 'Homecoming picks up on a sense of isolation in the American Midwest as well as its emphasis on the more positive attributes of family life. Thus when the father falls prey to injury and illness, his decline upsets the meanings of family, selfhood and home. Poems in Homecoming first appeared in Court Green, New Welsh Review, Notre Dame Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Wales, The Rialto, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, The Times Literary Supplement and The Warwick Review.'

In the US, please order directly from the press for $7 plus shipping; in the UK, you can obtain it directly from me post-free for £5. 

As some may have noticed, I like to use a pamphlet as a smaller concentration of an ongoing book manuscript (poems from several pamphlets went into Divining for Starters, while The Son selected from Imagined Sons). Homecoming derives from a manuscript with the working title, The Weather in Normal. It may become book four; it's hard to say at this point. 

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