John's Autumn Picks 2018

There's so much to look forward to this autumn: I've chosen Jenny Lewis's masterful versioning of Gilgamesh, a long-awaited Collected Poems from the much-missed Ken Smith, Jean Sprackland's new collection Green Noise (which I've read in proof and it's amazing), a reissue of one of my favourite books of all time - Richard Jefferies' post-apocalyptic 1885 vision After London - and Dogs of Winter by the new-to-me Kem Nunn, which will be my introduction to the deeply exciting sounding genre of Surf Noir.

The Dogs Of Winter

Kem Nunn

From the publisher:

Heart Attacks is California’s last secret spot – the premier mysto surf haunt, the stuff of rumor and legend. The rumors say you must cross Indian land to get there. They ...

Collected Poems

Ken Smith

From the publisher:

Ken Smith (1938-2003) was a major voice in world poetry, his work and example inspiring a whole generation of younger British poets during the 1980s and 90s.

Green Noise

Jean Sprackland

From the publisher:

Some enquire into the natural world and our human place in it, by investigating hidden worlds within worlds: oak-apples, aphid-farms, firewood teeming with small life.