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Twelve Nudes

Ross Sutherland

"The ingenuity, pace and spiralling development of each piece is akin to improvised comedy ... It made me laugh out loud."

Poetry London
published as a limited edition minibook

In this limited edition, signed mini-book, Ross Sutherland presents the poem as honed, stripped and exposed.

With trademark wit, Twelve Nudes interrogates the failures of love, exploding the dynamics of text, voice and body. In this elegant but uneasy satire, ‘to be naked is to speak without footnotes’.

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RRP £9.50
limited edition minibook
48 pages
ISBN 9780956546739
Published 27 September 2010
Cover design: PITM


Sparky, surprising, joyous poetry.
Roddy Lumsden

The ingenuity, pace and spiralling development of each piece is akin to improvised comedy [...] Clever and destabilizing, this poetry's voice is abrupt, sometimes rueful. Bracingly unreliable, it fires its statements out with a fluency that persuades you of the mad logic of its universe. On several occasions, it made me laugh out loud.
Poetry London

Through humour and punchlines and light absurdism – “A heart big enough to smuggle in a bungalow of cocaine / without arising suspicion” – Sutherland attempts to foreground a human self despite the litany of diagrams and bandwidths and “endless footage” towards the real, or rather an unavoidably fractured version of the real. [...] Engaging, accessible and often very funny.
Joshua Jones, Sabotage

About the author

Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. A former lecturer in electronic literature at Liverpool John Moore’s University, Ross works as a freelance journalist and tutor in creative writing. He is a member of live literature collective Aisle 16. His first collection, Things To Do Before You Leave Town, was published in 2009.

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