This is a strange but interesting anthology, with a very wide range of poems in it. The concept is that poets write their own manifestos, why they write, how they write, what they believe about writing. The result is an eclectic mixture, a good book for dipping into, though you may not like every poem. That is probably true of most anthologies anyway. Some of the work is a litte too avant guarde for me, but others love avant guarde. I do think there is something for everyone though. Like ALL Salt books, production is stunning. It has a sturdy softback that lies flat when you open it and it is in a large format. The artwork on the cover is beautiful. I recommend this book particularly to those studying creative writing as it is fascinating to see how many different poets related to the theme. Rupert Loydell has done an excellent editing job once again.
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