It appeared a few weeks back in Kindle-y form, but now the Actual Hard Copy (what us folks of A Certain Age think of as a Real Book) of Anna Chen’s debut poetry collection Reaching For My Gnu is looming over the horizon, courtesy of AAAARGH! Press and – trust me on this – it’s so dazzling you’re gonna need to wear shades to read it.
As those of you’ve who’ve seen her work either live-in-person or YouTube will already, Ms Chen is a charismatic-to-the-max four-ace performer …
… but the stuff is just as happening on the page as the stage. Plus you don’t just get the short funny stuff Ms Chen does so well (showcased in the above clippage from a recent gig), but a full-range sensurround gamut of style, subject, mode and mood. Mick Farren describes both book and author as ‘brilliant and dangerous’ and, believe y’all me, Micky knows from brilliant and dangerous.
But why wait? Order it and untold poetic delights will be with you almst before you know it.
Congratulations for the wonderful cover photo will be gracefully received at the usual address.