Last Tape, The
In this haunting debut collection, Alex Niven explores a poetic hinterland that is also a psychological and cultural wilderness.
In this haunting debut collection, Alex Niven explores a poetic hinterland that is also a psychological and cultural wilderness. Adopting a style grounded in the radical minimalism of northern English modernism and romanticism, Niven writes poems constructed out of traditional forms cut up and reassembled to produce an abrupt lyric realism ideally suited to the political subject matter of his verse. These are poems of anger, mourning, and finally, extraordinary optimism, announcing the arrival of a historically lucid new bearing in twenty-first-century British poetry.
I couldn’t work out whether
you were part of the future
or a beautiful aftershock.
Blind spots where the sun snuck.
Your skin was syncopated, weightless.
We crossed every finish line,
woke immaculately new.
As this experiment in literary patterns enters its sixth decade, its members, fans and critics are wondering: where can it go from here?
Peculiar, unique, unusual, elements of Cummings, Stevie Smith and Larkin cohere then fall away, in a collection of darkly clear, or clearly dark poems.
Discover the esoteric knowledge in the works of Yeats, O Sullivan and other poets.
Writing that connects those who have suffered, questioned meaning and struggled with pain, but found an ultimate hope.
Spend some time with the wisest poets of our age and the past to discover your spiritual potential.
Three tunes on the harp to stir your soul ~ to ease, to laughter, to tears of sorrow for lost Gods.
Anthology of Moon Books poets.
From a dark mind to a light heart, a poetical journey of emotional and spiritual self-discovery through the years.