Greta Bellamacina + Robert Montgomery - Points for Time in the Sky, Collaborative Poems

Greta Bellamacina + Robert Montgomery - Points for Time in the Sky, Collaborative Poems

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Over five days in 1930 Surrealist French poets Andre Breton, Paul Eduard and Rene Char wrote the collection 'Ralentir Travaux' in the French language. It remains the most significant attempt at collaborative poetry in the modernist era, and collaborative poetry has remained largely unattempted in the English language. New River Press was founded with the ambition to challenge and question boundaries in poetry and so collaborative poetry will be a significant strand of the output of the press.

Our first collaborative collection is 'Points for Time in the Sky' by Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery. Written together by an English lyricist and a Scottish polemicist during the time of the Scottish Independence Referendum the book feels like Britain now, and indeed to have truly 'British Poetry' perhaps we need to have these two voices unified or at least therapeutically reconciled. The poems are a psychogeographic journey through the imagination and reality of Britain 'Archway', 'Biscay', 'Keats', 'Call Centre', 'Loyalty Card', 'Overground', 'River Island', 'Majorca', 'M&S Simply Food', 'M40', 'Glasgow Central', 'Liverpool One', 'Stamford Bridge'... written in a style which echoes their Surrealist forebears they at once eternalise, transcend and dazzle their subjects.

Printed on 90gsm FSC munken cream book paper. Hand bound in 270 gsm GF Smith laid watercolour paper

 

 

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