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BOOK OF THE WEEK: COMIC TIMING

Posted on February 02 2021

We're very excited to have advance copies of our Spring Wild Card Choice Comic Timing by Holly Pester which publishes with Granta Books this Thursday 4th February 2021. Order your copy here with 25% off for PBS Members.

Comic Timing, Holly Pester's extraordinary debut collection of poems, chronicles the experience of living and working as a radical and resistant act. These poems shunt a reader between the political and personal via unique, fragmentary and illusory turns of phrase. Holly tackles marginal bodies, landlords, bog butter, desire, domestic and civic spaces in an unique and illusory voice. She chronicles the prevailing mood of our times, mining radical and anarchic histories to offer a collection of political resistance with both absurdity and seriousness.

These poems interrogate and poke fun at the expectations of people in a commodified culture with a wry humour. Combining a beautifully performed naivety with a profound intellect, this collection is a hugely original approach to a number of pressing issues. Worker's rights, feminisms, reproductive rights and marginalised bodies and their positions are all through in this startling and innovative voice.

Order here with 25% off for PBS Members.

 

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