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Stress Fractures: Essays on Poetry

Published by Penned in the Margins

ISBN: 9780956546715

£9.99
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Where can the poem go in the age of the supercomputer? Why is poetry taught so badly at school? What do Wordsworth, Byron and British rapper Roots Manuva have in common? Would Emily Dickinson have watched vampire series Twilight? Is slam poetry any good, and what is “postavant” anyway? These are just some of the questions posed in Stress Fractures, a new and wide-ranging collection of essays on the future of poetry.

“Good news for poetry.”
Richard Morrison, The Times on Penned in the Margins

Tom Chivers was born in 1983 in south London. A writer, editor and promoter of poetry, his publications include The Terrors (2009) and How To Build A City (2009). A winner of the inaugural Crashaw Prize, he is Associate Editor of Tears in the Fence, was Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute, London, and has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Tom is Director of Penned in the Margins and Co-Director of the London Word Festival.
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