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Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton is the author of two previous books of poetry, music/lyrics (Hesterglock Press), and Nineteen Nightmares and a Dream (Alien Buddha Press). He also edits Overground Underground, an occasional magazine of art and literature. He is a recipient of the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize.

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Superpositions published by Beir Bua Press

I was asked to write an introduction to this book, which is good, because I enjoy writing, this thing I do now, right now, and now. 

This collection contains, interspersed, a tenuous poetics against realism. But this is odd, as many of the poems which parenthesise these sections are based in the very real realities of the last two years of life on earth. Based, but it befits me to further warp these realities, tumescing them with imagined people and places, imagined words and imagined psychologies. Parentheses are funny things, like the trees who parenthesise this bench, and the auld fella smoking on the bench, and, who knows, all the dust etcetera and the pigeon feathers and the infinite static, parentheses parenthesised themselves by two bus stops, one for this way and one for the other, thus the universe is strapped to a rack and stretched in opposite directions.

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