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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Meet the EUOIA collaborators: Simon Perril

With Simon Perril I created the Latvian-poems of the Scott Walker-loving  Janus Raups for Twitters for a Lark: Poetry of the European Union of Imaginary Authors. You can read more about him here.

Simon took part in the first launch of the book at the Poetics at the Edge conference in Luton last year (see here for accounts)! I also write about his non-collaborative poems in my book The Meaning of Form (see here) AND here in detail…Posts below:



Simon Perril’s poetry publications include Beneath (Shearsman: 2015) Archilochus on the Moon (Shearsman: 2013), Newton’s Splinter (Open House: 2012), Nitrate (Salt: 2010), A Clutch of Odes (Oystercatcher: 2009), and Hearing is Itself Suddenly a Kind of Singing (Salt: 2004).  As a critic he has written widely, editing the books The Salt Companion to John James, and Tending the Vortex: The Works of Brian Catling. He is Reader in Contemporary Poetic Practice at De Montfort University, Leicester. And at Leicester we shall be launching the anthology on the 10th March. More information on this blog soon. 

There are two poems by Simon here, and an account put together for his last Edge Hill appearance, here.

Read more about the European Union of Imaginary Authors here and here

More on Twitters for a Lark here and here. See also A Translated Man ( an early account here; the book is also available from Shearsman here.)


  All the collaborators are introduced at links available here.