The largest collection of original writing yet by this talented British poet, painter, editor and publisher. "Loydell is a poet who, in painting a Steinian portrait of himself, tells us he is 'interested in several sounds at once, he is withdrawing into the museum of improvisation'. There appear to be two aspects of these several sounds: tightly drawn lyrics that speak to his most intense experiences, and texts that improvise into predetermined structures, from other texts, whose reading is a different kind of intense experience. In the end, the distinction is a false one. What this book contains is a substantial collection from one of the most interesting writers around. Everything is in his voice, wherever it has come from. Even if it our own voices we hear, strangely othered, something angelic amidst our animal grunts." - Robert Sheppard
Rupert Loydell is the Managing Editor of Stride Publications, Editor of Stride magazine, Reviews Editor of Orbis magazine, Associate Editor of Avacado magazine and a regular contributor of articles and reviews to Tangents magazine. He is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Warwick University and poet-in-residence at Sherborne School. Recent publications include 'The Museum of Light' and 'Endlessly Divisible', and four collaborative works: 'Snowshoes Across the Clouds', with Bob Garlitz; 'A Hawk Into Everywhere', with Roselle Angwin; 'The Temperature of Recall', with Sheila E. Murphy; and 'Eight Excursions', with David Kennedy. He lives in Devon with his wife and two daughters.