America, viruses, a fear of falling satellites, the uterus as birthday present... a baby born backwards into the womb - this new collection takes as a starting point some of the themes of Chapman's acclaimed Jazztown, while exploring strange and wonderful new directions of its own.
"Chapman's stylish and crafted pessimism assumes dominance. There is a linguistic bravery evident in these poems which augurs well for later work."
The Irish Times
"Particular poems are startling in their originality, humour and sparseness of language."
The Irish Emigrant
Patrick Chapman was born in 1968. His other poetry collections are Jazztown (Raven Arts Press, 1991) and Breaking Hearts & Traffic Lights (Salmon Poetry, 2008). He has also written a collection of short fiction, The Wow Signal (Bluechrome, 2007); an audio drama, Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (Big Finish, 2007); and an award-winning film, Burning the Bed (2003), which he adapted from his own published short story. Directed by Denis McArdle, the film stars Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen. In 2003, he won first prize in the story category of the Cinescape Genre Literary Contest. In 2006, he and Philip Casey founded the Irish Literary Revival website. He lives in Dublin.