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These two sequences come from a larger manuscript called A Soft Book, and they entwine the narratives of space exploration with the creation of the British welfare state in a work of great ambition.
Perril's poetry collections include Nitrate (Salt) and A Clutch of Odes (Oystercatcher Press). He has written widely on contemporary poetry and poetics, and edited The Salt Companion to John James (Salt). He teaches at De Montfort University, Leicester, and loves silent movies, and noisy music. And cats. Visit www.simonperril.com
“Simon Perril listens to what movement is: syllable to rhyme, image to ear, caesura to dream." (Lisa Robertson)