Sinclair’s “Suicide Bridge” Reissued

News just in that SKYLIGHT Press has reissued on the best or at least one of my own favorite late seventies UK books:   SUICIDE BRIDGE Iain Sinclair A brand new edition comprising the most complete version ofSuicide Bridge yet published. It includes three extra “books” of material, which formed part of the original work but was not included in previous editions. It also includes photographs and artwork from … Read more Sinclair’s “Suicide Bridge” Reissued

Iain Sinclair on Ed Dorn

There’s an excellent  review (& more) of Ed Dorn’s Collected Poems by Iain Sinclair in the current issue of the London Review of Book. Below the opening paragraph. Unhappily you need to be a subscriber (& that’s a worthwhile thing to be, see below) to have full access (or pick up a paper copy in a good bookshop) See also Peter Riley’s review, here: Dysfunctional Troglodytes with Mail-Order Weaponry … Read more Iain Sinclair on Ed Dorn

Iain Sinclair’s Lud Heat

Iain Sinclair is best known today as a novelist — though I have always had a preference for his earlier work in poetry. I am therefore very pleased to see that the book I think of as his best, Lud Heat, has just been reissued by Skylight Press, & is thus available again both here in the US & in the UK. This new edition has a preface by … Read more Iain Sinclair’s Lud Heat

Ballard, Sinclair, Place & the Novel (Where's Poetry?)

Came across a fascinating essay on PLACE in contemporary British writing by David Cunningham on a Ballardian website — extracted below, full essay can be read here. The piece goes to the novel, rather than to poetry, although Charles Olson, Eric Mottram & Allen Fisher are briefly paid lip-service. Which may be a shame in the end, as the rather clear opposition between Iain Sinclair’s mytho-poetic fascination with place … Read more Ballard, Sinclair, Place & the Novel (Where's Poetry?)