A6 28 Pages
Pocket Venus - Michael Blackburn
Michael Blackburn’s previous collections include The Prophecy of Christos (Jackson’s Arm) and The Ascending Boy (Flambard Press). His most recent pamphlet, Big on the Hawkesbury, was published by Knives Forks And Spoons Press, who will be bringing out a full-length collection, Spyglass over the Lagoon, in 2011. Once described by Neil Astley of Bloodaxe Books as an enfant terrible of British poetry he has now matured into a grandpère terrible. Founder of Sunk Island Publishing, erstwhile editor of various magazines, one of the country’s first Literature Development Workers back in the twentieth century and a former Writer in Residence on the Internet when most people didn’t know what an internet was, Michael Blackburn now teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Lincoln.