2022. 32-page pamphlet comprising two long poems. The first is “Essay on Spam”, which begins with a memoir of 1980s home computing and takes on issues including the tyranny of the impact factor, the civilizational significance of the washing machine, and overposting about repetitive strain injury. Its companion verse essay is “Glossary on a North Sea Landscape”, which proceeds from the very specific vocabulary of the German North Sea coast to reflect on – well, that’s for the reader to decide. It ends: “Where at high tide the sun will seem to snow, / you walk out, attacked by a seabird’s shadow.” You can order the book securely by clicking on the relevant PayPal button above. Click here to read an excerpt from “Glossary on a North Sea Landscape”.
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2017. 20pp square format pamphlet, hand-stitched and hand-stamped. A cycle of 64 four-line poems. Listen to Alistair Noon reading the first 16 poems in the cycle:
Across the Water | £5 (inc UK P&P)
Swamp Area | £5 (inc UK P&P)
Animals + Places | £5 (inc UK P&P)
Across the Water (2012) is a 24pp pamphlet; Swamp Area (2012) is a 36pp pamphlet; Animals and Places (2010) is a 20pp pamphlet (all 3 are A5 format). Listen to Filling the Triangle and Hill with Bunker and Flak Tower from Swamp Area. Read Susie Wild’s review of both pamphlets (for Sabotage) here. Listen to Alistair Noon on Archive of the Now.
Alexander Pushkin: The Bronze Horseman (translated by Alistair Noon)
I would say that this is one of the best translations of The Bronze Horseman that I have read; it has a very palpable feel for Pushkin’s poem and at the same time appears to do more with it than I have ever seen. – Catherine Woodward, Eyewear, January 2011 (read the full review here).