It Won't Go Well : Selected articles of SJ Fowler

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New from Kingston University Press, a concise volume of SJ Fowler's selected articles.

From the publisher

“I find myself producing things I think forgettable, around ideas I sense are not.”

In this inquisitive and insightful book of essays, poet, writer and artist SJ Fowler asks questions of what it is to be a literary artist in this new century. Pushing poetry up against concepts like sex, violence, time, composition, collaboration and sound, Fowler funnels his own particular journey through writing into a select series of standalone essays which offer the reader a greater whole. Having become synonymous with a new generation of prolific 21st century British experimentalists, Fowler’s articles are accessible but intellectual, agile as well as understated, as perceptive as they are challenging.

The volume features nearly a dozen articles commissioned and / or published by Tate Modern online, The Learned Pig, The European Review of Poetry Books and Culture, Magma, Penned in the Margins, The International Literature Showcase, Atlantic Drift, The Poetry School and The British Council.

Two articles taken from the book can be read online at http://www.stevenjfowler.com/articles

Absent Indispensables : on time and poetry was first published in the artbook ‘I fear my best work behind me’ with Stranger Press in December 2017 and then published online by The Learned Pig.

a Miniaturized Bulwark Against Being Solitary : on collaboration and poetry was first published in ‘Enemies: the selected collaborations of SJ Fowler’ with Penned in the Margins in October 2013 and then published online by JACKET2.