Ecstasy of Location

Blog | Published on October 12, 2009

Poet-critic-blogger Simon Turner has turned his eye towards our anthology of London poetry City State in the latest issue of print mag Under the Radar. Performance poets are wedged side by side with the new crop of post-langpo practitioners and sculptors of sound; formalism and new narrative jostle for position with cut-ups, found poems and the […]

Poet-critic-blogger Simon Turner has turned his eye towards our anthology of London poetry City State in the latest issue of print mag Under the Radar.

Performance poets are wedged side by side with the new crop of post-langpo practitioners and sculptors of sound; formalism and new narrative jostle for position with cut-ups, found poems and the inheritors of a confessional poetics.
 
What seems to unite the best of the poets here is a quality of looking outward: they are aware of, and play with, the possibilities of language and form; they draw on a recognisable tradition but refresh it, linguistically and subjectively.
 
There is a great deal of vitality and versatility among the younger generation of emerging poets in the country’s capital.

City State is available for £9.99 and features original new work by 27 poets.

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