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Mr Universe by Rich Goodson Autumn Pamphlet Choice


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Goodson’s debut pamphlet wryly interrogates the male body – and finds it to be a place of risk and narcissism, shame and sensual epiphany. It begins with a famous politician urinating and ends with an Australian mechanic’s avowal of love. In between are Viking swords, terrorism, cosmetic surgery, Daniel Craig – and God disguised as a wasp. The voice is mischievous, restless and visceral. Its sensuousness belies the urgent nature of the interrogation: to ask what – if anything – the male body means.

Rich Goodson lives in Nottingham, UK, where he teaches English language to refugee and migrant teenagers. He can be found on Twitter (@richgoodson) and at richgoodson.com.

Published by Eyewear, June 2017.

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