Burnt Laconics Bloom

Poetry chapbook by Drew Milne from Oystercatcher Press now out. Included is ‘coo cow cowpers’, first glimpsed on these Institute pages. Asked about commitment to mixed metaphors and whether burnt laconics really do bloom, we at the Institute splutter: they do, they do, and then, as if more lyrically: I do, I do. At this rate the lyric ego will pass through the valley of the dialectic to become lichens in the waste land. Beg to differ, or relive the corsage of its loves. Crinolines of the world unite: you have only your left-right justifications to lose! Here’s an extract, in font of composition:

Pearl Sans Ear Rings

Cover artwork:

artwork for Burnt Laconics Bloom by Peter Hughes

‘Burnt Laconics Bloom’ cover image by Peter Hughes

£5.00 A5 24pp. ISBN: 978-1-905885-64-0: Oystercatcher Press, 4 Coastguard Cottages, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk PE36 6EL. Cheques payable to P Hughes. UK post free.