This Is Not A Spectacle: Extended Edition
Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Spectacle-Isabelle-Charlotte-Kenyon/dp/1979446431/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1549104461&sr=1-3&keywords=Isabelle+Kenyon
Link to Fly on the Wall Press: https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk
Link to Isabelle's author services: https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/author-services
Isabelle Kenyon is a northern UK-based poet and the author of Micro chapbook, The Trees Whispered (Origami Poetry Press) and Digging Holes to Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York). She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies.
This short collection packs a punch with reflections and analysis of humanity. It explores personal emotions, individual awkwardness, the state of society, people watching and more. There is anger, sensitivity, sadness, hope and finger-wagging at unfairness and injustice. Great imagery at times too.
I love this one:
Letter to my younger self
'They are going to love you, though that is unimportant.
You will find comfort in your own skin: this will be everything.'
The Day Mumbai Stopped
Shaping a Future
Raised by the Internet ('Log off. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.')
Car Park Scene
The Man with the Unfortunate Name
Identity: Granny Olga ('I visit your silver birch in the orchard, you are the wind in its branches')
Teenagers at a Bus Stop
The Only Pub that will Serve Us in Stockport
Just Shoot Me, Okay?
The Care Home Room
Chicken Shop God
Me Too: Spoken Word
Early Evening Wine Bar
Let Me Count the Ways You are Flawed
Heard It on the Grapevine
Letter to My Younger Self
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