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Launch of {Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler / Wednesday 3 June 2015, 7 – 9pm

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{Enthusiasm} is the 7th poetry collection by poet, artist, curator and vanguardist SJ Fowler. It follows highly-acclaimed collections including The Rottweiler’s guide to the Dog Owner and Enemies: the selected collaborations of SJ Fowler.

The book’s 81 poems are intended as individual pieces in their own right, but are interlinked by subjects including battle and violence, infants and infancy, religion, economy and population, the self, modernity, and the past.

Fowler’s poetry is playful and allusive, international in its scope. His Enemies project, concerning the possibilities of poetry in collaboration, has curated over 70 events and 9 exhibitions in 13 nations – these possibilities feed into the possibilities of his texts, his awareness of different modes of expression. Likewise, {Enthusiasm} thrives upon the effect on language of modern modes of communication, and the book makes disarming use of accident, irony, and error.

A substantial collection, {Enthusiasm} marks a decisive step in Fowler’s tireless, expansive career.

{Enthusiasm} by SJ Fowler
Published by Test Centre, 2015

£12 | £25 + p&p. 225 x 151mm. 96pp. Section sewn. Printed offset black throughout.
400 copies, 25 of which are signed and numbered and contain additional holograph material.
Printed by Artquarters Press
Designed by Traven T. Croves


Written by bökship

May 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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