I'll be launching Down With Beauty and Philip Terry will launch tapestry with readings at The Blue Bus, on Tuesday 21st May, from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).
The books will be on sale at the special launch price of £10 each – or if you can't get there, you can buy them online. Or join the Reality Street Supporter scheme to get these and other books published in 2013.
Ken Edwards: Down With Beauty
A series of linked dialogues, dramatic monologues and short fictions exploring the themes of exile, the aftermath of war, paranoia, improvised music and nothingness. The collection is completed with the full text of Nostalgia for Unknown Cities, previously published separately. Ken Edwards is the publisher of Reality Street and author of several books of poetry and prose. He lives in Hastings, where he plays bass guitar with The Moors.
May 2013, 978-1-874400-61-5, 240pp, price £10.50 (UK), $15 (US) BUY ONLINE NOW
Taking as its starting point marginal images in the Bayeux Tapestry, which have been left largely unexplained by historians, Terry retells the story of the Norman Conquest from the point of view of the tapestry’s English embroiderers. Combining magic realism and Oulipian techniques, this is a tour de force of narrative and language. Philip Terry was born in Belfast, and is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex. His writing has been admired by Harry Mathews and Marina Warner among others.
May 2013, 978-1-874400-62-2, 242pp, price £10.50 (UK), $15 (US)
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