In 'Send More Pianos', Fergus McGonigal explores some of the humorous and reflective potential of the absurd, through poetry which is unpredictable, ridiculous, irrational, and occasionally beautiful.
Taking Marcel Duchamp's notion that art can trip you up like a coat-rack nailed to the floor, he applies this to create poems which can trip you up 'and you end up somewhere/ you didn't know you wanted to be'. It his most serious, yet most seriously funny, collection to date. Whether conversing with a man who plays Beethoven's 5th on a towel, encountering a telephone which answers itself, meeting with the Clangers during a cigarette break, or contemplating the different versions of Death in the final third of the book, you find yourself falling over the step that isn't there.
Publisher: Burning Eye Books
Number of pages: 90
Dimensions: 192 x 128 mm