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Gary Barwin

This is Potential Books first visual poetry collection by Gary Barwin



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Portal, Gary Barwin

This visual poetry collection is a full colour extravaganza! 


“Gary Barwin’s visual poetry is full of startling revelations and playful mischief. He puts letters behind bars, he splashes them out on curved surfaces, he makes them vibrate with semi-transparent colours and he does things to them that seem to answer the question “what if?” in an infinite multitude of ways. This is experimental literature at its funniest and most exciting and I’m pleased it gets such full exposure in Portal.”

         --Joakim Norling, publisher, Timglaset Editions


“Gary Barwin’s PORTAL is a gateway to carnival grief. Cast in eye-popping colours, these poems suggest the stained glass of synagogues professing the sorrow of lost languages and lost stories. Each delicate jewel winks back to tales – both ancient and contemporary – which gather and greet the smallest particles of language. Letters and sigils stand sentinel over the echoes, cries, and celebrations of languages on the tip of our tongues. PORTAL opens a door on a melancholy feast where languages gather, and break bread together.”

--Derek Beaulieu, Banff Poet Laureate, author of Surface Tension.


Contact Name of Organiser: Dr Angela Szczepaniak

Contact Email Addresses of Organiser: 

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Contact Number of Organiser: 01483 682840


Cancellation Policy: If the book is damaged or lost in transit we will issue a refund to the buyer.


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