Tag Archives: Corrupt Press

‘limite désir’ by Meghan McNealy

-Reviewed by Éireann Lorsung- Roland Barthes, in The Pleasure of the Text (my version is the 1975 Miller translation), writes that “Neither culture nor its destruction is erotic; it is the seam between them, the fault, the flaw, which becomes so” and, a bit later on the same page, declares that from this distinction we might …

Published Poetry 2012: a Top 10

-Listed by Claire Trévien- As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to attempt round-ups of sorts. Last year, I asked for people’s favourite poetry pamphlets on twitter. This year I will be taking inspiration from last year’s fiction top ten and providing links to the top ten most read published poetry reviews…

‘turn push | turn pull’ by Kit Fryatt

-Reviewed by Suzannah Evans- Corrupt Press is a Paris-based press run by Dylan Harris, who is particularly interested in publishing poetry in English by poets for whom English is a second language. Kit Fryatt’s pamphlet collection  turn push | turn pull uses a mixture of tongues to truly take apart language as a form of…

‘Peneloping’ by Amy Hollowell

-Reviewed by Suzannah Evans-  Amy Hollowell‘s Peneloping is published by Corrupt Press, a small press based in Paris. For the most part they publish work in English by writers from non-Anglophone countries. Director Dylan Harris’ mission statement on the press’s website  is encouraging; ‘Those poetry sects…I don’t care for them. I do care for interesting…

‘Garden (dec unit)’ by Monty Reid and ‘Ships Made of Fake Fur’ by James Jewell

-Reviewed by Seán Hewitt- In Monty Reid’s Garden (dec unit) and James Jewell’s Ships Made of Fake Fur, Corrupt Press offer us new musings on sparseness. The pamphlets themselves are simple, paper booklets, uninspiringly yet neatly designed. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts… Monty Reid, Garden (dec unit) (Corrupt Press, 2012) Canadian poet Monty Reid’s…

‘TWEET TWEET TWEET’ by Greg Santos

-Reviewed by Christopher Crawford- Greg Santos’ Corrupt Press chapbook is named TWEET TWEET TWEET. The clue is in the title and this is a mixed bag of whimsical musings much as if the poet has used the quotidian random associations we all make to construct his lighthearted poems. Many of the poems here refer to…

Poetry Pamphlets: A 2011 Top Ten

-Assembled by Claire Trevien- Pamphlets make the perfect Christmas present or stocking filler. For one, they’re usually gorgeously produced objects, for another there’s something manageable and enticing about their small size. So, if you’re trying to convert a loved one to poetry, you could do worse than spring one of these chapbooks on them. This…

‘Organ Speech’ by Megan Fernandes

-Reviewed by Charles Whalley- From the Paris-based Corrupt Press, the unremarkable cover of Megan Fernandes’ Organ Speech hides a remarkable collection of poems that are mature, intelligent and bold, ranging over family, memory, desire, botany, neuroscience, Anglo-Saxon poetry, The Troubles, and Alice in Wonderland . The best description of her surreal style is perhaps (to borrow…