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Winner of the 2015 Basil Bunting Award for poetry

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Is this It?

I step into Stanford's travel bookshop in Covent Garden and what do I see: I have finally become part of that doubtful company: the Three For Twos! The evidence is in this picture that my A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire (Abacus, 2009) is on the front table as part of a 3 for 2 promotion. 16 years after my first book was published I have finally crossed this Rubicon. Will life ever be the same again? Have I joined the fraternity of schlock? Well, not if being adjacent to Mark Mazower's Salonica is what it entails. I must digest this.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I think you should join forces, merge even, with the book atop which yours is - culminating in the dark enticements of "Emergency Sex - A Corkscrew Most Useful."

Though on second glance that might not be an S before the ex, but where would the poetry be in that?