Zhou

£6.00

This book is for pre-order only. Publication date 2020-02-01.

Winner of the 2018/19 International Book & Pamphlet Competition
Judged by Neil Astley, Michael Schmidt and Amy Wack

Weaving together allusions and illusions, Zhou is an imaginative recovery of a grandfather, a dialogue between figures from China and the West, and a journey through the search for a cultural identity.

What Writers and Critics Think

  • Nick On’s poems seemed able to use the short line as a line with real skill. That the subject-matter was engaging and there was humour in the atmosphere the poems breathed was also heartening, but mainly it was the sense of line and form On coaxed out of his material that attracted me.

    Michael Schmidt

Description

Weaving together allusions and illusions, Zhou is an imaginative recovery of a grandfather, a dialogue between figures from China and the West, and a journey through the search for a cultural identity.  Taking Lu Xun, Ezra Pound and W S Graham as reference points and guides, these imaginatively resourceful poems mark the debut of an exciting new talent.

Nick On grew up in Gloucestershire, moved to Newcastle upon Tyne after university and ever since has lived in the North East of England.  He earns a living as a corporate lawyer, mostly in London.  He is a recent graduate of the Writing Poetry MA at Newcastle University.