Monday 2nd August was publication date for Bastard Poems, a substantial collection of collage poems by SJ Fowler. We celebrated the occasion with an evening of incredible readings and performances at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, bringing a bit of mad energy to that august establishment!
I felt very lucky to have had the opportunity to publish Steve’s book, and to take part in such a vibrant launch event, my first in-person reading since before the pandemic.
You can watch all the performances from the launch here. And then you really should buy Bastard Poems, one of the most original, funny, provocative, nonchalant, playful, heterogeneous, gestalt, paradoxical books of visual poetry you are likely to find.