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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Robert Sheppard: History or Sleep now out!

My History or Sleep: Selected Poems is out.


This selection draws on every book of my poetry since Returns of 1985 through to Words Out of Time of 2015, and is designed to sample in portable form both the recurring and developing themes of my work and their changing forms. The book opens with ‘chaos’ and ‘invention’; ends with ‘changing’ your ‘life’. 

Purchase details here: http://www.shearsman.com/ws-shop/category/1023-sheppard-robert/product/5743-robert-sheppard---history-or-sleep---selected-poems

See various posts on my blog Pages about the selection and de-selection of the poems here and here. The first review may be read here.

This isn’t a book to buy for somebody else for Christmas: buy it for yourself!

This is one of three books out in 2015, the others being Words Out of Time (See here and here) and Unfinish from Veer. 

I shall be launching books and reading on

Friday November 27th 2015 at Storm and Golden Sky, The Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, Liverpool, at 7.00. (£5)

Wednesday 16th December 2015 for/at The University of Sheffield. tba.

Tuesday January 12th 2016 at Shearsman Readings, Swedenborg Hall, Central London at 7.00 (free)


Words Out of Time cover