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Saturday, 2 February 2019

THIS IS NOT A SPECTACLE BY ISABELLE KENYON





















This Is Not A Spectacle: Extended Edition
by
Isabelle Kenyon

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.'

Contents:
The Van
Mumbai
The Day Mumbai Stopped
Hiroshima's Children
Shaping a Future
Stains
Raised by the Internet ('Log off. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.')
Car Park Scene
The Man with the Unfortunate Name
Homeless
On Display
Hospital
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
Manchester Arndale
Cain
Just Shoot Me, Okay?
The Care Home Room
Hair
Cry-Baby
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



Check out the links above for more on Isabelle Kenyon and Fly on the Wall


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