Max Wallis shows that modern love is the same as love ever was. The heart beats in the same way, the silences, kisses and stillnesses shared by lovers are as they ever were, ever will be. --Helen Ivory
Modern Love presents love absent of all its Hollywood romanticism. It's visceral, liminal, alcoholic and all the more romantic for it. Disturbingly sublime. --Popshot Magazine
Modern Love - originally the title of George Meredith's 1862 book of 16-line sonnets - looks to trace the year-long course of a passion as echoed through contemporary manners and languages such as texting and Facebook... Inventive and intense at best, the discourse here has an urgency that refuses to settle. --George Szirtes
About the Author
Widely published in anthologies, magazines and journals, including Popshot, Cadaverine and Soul Feathers (alongside Carol Ann Duffy and Leonard Cohen), Max Wallis has found recognition early. Between October 2010 and March 2011 he took part in the Barbican Centre's prestigious Young Poet Scheme and proved himself as agile on stage as his work is on the page. Max is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester where he is working on a début novel and a full collection of poetry. He also runs the project somethingeveryday which brings award-winning authors, poets and artists together to challenge their craft through a daily discipline. At twenty-one, Max Wallis has been described by David Hoyle as the future of poetry. Modern Love, his début pamphlet, gives weight to that claim.