Brother Poem: Will Harris (pre-order)

£10.99

Release date: March 2nd 2023,

One of our favourite contemporary poets Will Harris is back with a stunning second collection. Brother Poem is a unique imaginative work from a gifted and effortlessly engaging poetic voice.

To collect your copy from the shop on release day, select ‘in-store pick-up’ at the checkout.

 

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A speculative-poetic work from the Forward Prize-winning, T.S. Eliot shortlisted author of RENDANGAt the heart of Brother Poem is a sequence addressed to a fictional brother. Through these fragments, Will Harris attempts to reckon with the past while mourning what never existed.

The text moves, cloud-like, through states of consciousness, beings and geographies, to create a moving portrait of contemporary anxieties around language and the need to communicate. With pronominal shifts, broken dialogisms, and obsessive feedback loops, it reflects on the fictions we tell ourselves, and in our attempts to live up to the demands of others. From a dimension uncannily like our own, intuited through signs, whispers, and glitches, Brother Poem is shadowed by the loss of what can’t be seen.

Telling stories of bizarre familial reckonings and difficult relationships, about love and living with others, it is a deeply sensitive coming-of-age poetics.

 

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