BLOCK; OR, THE NAÏVETE OF A PRINCE NOT CROWNED
BLOCK; or the naïvete of the prince not crowned is now available in print. Thanks to the Writing Squad and Wrecking Ball press for helping to realise this 34-page A6 booklet.
Jack: The first 11 poems map out a time of pretension, of learning and of thinking I knew more than I did. The views they depict are equally funny and laughable, incisive and inaccurate and written to be read aloud. I finalised the second 11 poems in a week following a year of performing the first set and returning home. In the time taken to finalise the first half I knew that, were I to find myself in similar circumstances, the stories might remain the same, but their angles would be not better but different. Without giving too much away, then, the cocksure youth of the first half slowly fades into something else in the second.
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1. touchpaperlit is a space for friends to spark creativity. Putting a light to proceedings, @lukkefeatherstone and @ojdeans shine on some newly-printed @whojackmann poems.
The above is the very first line of the very first poem jack had published. ‘AN EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD TO PLUG’ is available to read in full in BLOCK – check out the link in the bio if you like what you see here!
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BLOCK by Jack Mann in the wild