In Ghost Methods Síofra McSherry presents a complex and loving portrait of Sean Bonney, one that is both personal and political, where death is difficult not in the leaving, but in 'the staying gone'. Here, in these outraged and beautiful poems, McSherry reminds us of the urgency of keeping the fire burning, of the importance of honoring those who have passed, of the significance of the moment that takes friends home, of the grace of the day.
With an introduction by Frank Kelleter
PRAISE for Síofra McSherry:
a quite magical way with the words.
— Peter Conrad, Reviewer for The Observer
With anger and humour, prose and verse, Ghost Methods squares up to death in restless, unpredictable poems that are brimming with life. It's a fitting tribute to a much-missed, fearless poet.
— Tristram Fane Saunders, The Rake
ABOUT Síofra McSherry:
Síofra McSherry is a Northern Irish poet based in London. Her pamphlet Requiem was the Poetry Book Society Spring 2020 Pamphlet Choice. Her criticism has been featured in Poetry London, Poetry Wales, this is tomorrow, and the TLS.
ABOUT Frank Kelleter:
Frank Kelleter is a writer and professor of North American cultural history at Freie Universität Berlin, John F. Kennedy Institute. His publications include Media of Serial Narrative (2017), David Bowie (2016), and Serial Agencies (2014).
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