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The Terrors [Kindle Edition]

Tom Chivers , Emma Robertson
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"It's difficult to give an impression of the excitement this collection generates for me. It's a truly remarkable sequence, alive to the possibilities of what language can do, totally confident in its creation of a hyperreality where past and present mingle and bleed into one another. If all of its meaning is not immediately apparent at first, second, or even third reading, this is no kind of handicap. The verve and energy of the writing is enough to make the leap over any semantic gaps the reader might uncover. This is a very achieved debut, and I see it as something of a call to arms to other young poets: who's going to top it?" Simon Turner, Gists & Piths --http://gistsandpiths.blogspot.com/2009/03/dismal-breathless-untold-place-simon.html

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The Terrors is a sequence of imagined emails; poetic missives from the start of the 21st century to inmates at London's notorious Newgate Prison. Mimicking the tone of its primary source, The Newgate Calendar, The Terrors tacks from horror to humour, from moral disgust to the casual chit-chat of the digital generation, all the time delineating London's violent urban undercurrent in bold, energetic and sometimes shocking language.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2402 KB
  • Print Length: 29 pages
  • Publisher: Nine Arches Press (16 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G023ELO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #472,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tom Chivers is a poet and editor born in 1983 in South London. In Spring 2008 he was the first ever Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute. His books include How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009) and, as editor, Stress Fractures: Essays on Poetry and the anthologies Generation Txt and City State: New London Poetry (Penned in the Margins, 2010, 2006 & 2009). The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. He is Director of indy press Penned in the Margins and co-Director of London Word Festival. In 2009 he presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 on the poet Barry MacSweeney. Tom lives in East London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully original 15 April 2009
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It's a rare thing to read something that genuinely feels fresh, but this is one of those rarities.

Fascination takes turns with revulsion at the crimes that led the inmates to Newgate, delivered in words that require multiple readings to fully realise what is on offer.

Stunning illustrations to boot.
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