Monday, 17 July 2017

Dye Hard Interview: Adrian Manning: A poetic microcosm

Adrian Manning is an English poet and micro-publisher. He has had a number of chapbooks published, including Wretched Songs
For Out of Tune Musicians
Down At The LaundromatBring Down The Sun(with Henry Denander), These Days, Days Like This (with John Dorsey) and 13 Poems from the Edge of Extinction. His poems have been published around the world and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the founder of Concrete Meat Press, a micro-press that publishes poetry broadsides and chapbooks.
He lives in Leicester, England.

DH: How and when did you start writing poetry? I am curious about the contemporary poetry scene in England. I regard most English poetry as conservative. Is there a strong ‘alternative’ poetry/literary culture there? 
AM: I started writing when I was a teenager, about 17 or 18. I had a notebook in which I used to record my thoughts about my confused worldview at the time. It was sort of like a diary but the thoughts took on a poetic prose form...Read more.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Illustrated book covers: Death in Venice, Tristan and Tonio Kruger by Thomas Mann

Death in Venice, Tristan and Tonio Kruger by Thomas Mann, published by Penguin Modern Classics, 1962, Middlesex.

Saturday, 01 July 2017

Poems by Gary Cummiskey included in special South African issue of Illuminations

I have two poems included in this special South African poetry issue of the US-based literary journal Illuminations.