"Gorgeous and real poetry. This book is a bright spot in a bleak time." - Peter Gizzi
A True Account collects works written between 2013 and 2020, published by a variety of small presses in the UK and the US. Here are variously refracted the student movement, austerity, general election, referendum, the crisis of 2020 or 2019 or any year you care to name; the Massacre of the Innocents, the housing question, the October Revolution in November; Sappho, Mingus, Storm Ophelia; Rukeyser, Rilke, Rodefer; the aesthetics of resistance, the insistence of history: luxury and voluptuousness, peace and pleasure, beauty and order, the questions that still remain unanswered and the problems that remain unsolved.
"Wanting poetry to save my life, to shame my life,as LONG as the WORLD is WIDE,and as WIDE as the WORLD is LONG."For Fans Of: Sean Bonney, Amiri Baraka, Fred Moten, Peter Gizzi