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The Terrors Pamphlet – 29 Mar 2009


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  • Pamphlet: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Nine Arches Press (29 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956055923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956055927
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 13.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,393,664 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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"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

About the Author

Tom Chivers was born in 1983 in South London. A writer, editor and promoter of poetry, his publications include The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009) and How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009). He is Editor of Litro, Associate Editor of Tears in the Fence, Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute, and appeared on BBC Radio 3 and 4. Tom is Director of Penned in the Margins and Co-Director of London Word Festival.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon Freedman on 15 April 2009
Format: Pamphlet
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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