Covodes 1-19

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This is a sequence of 19 experimental odes, offering a documentation of 2020 through multi-perspectival, disjunctive 'public voice' poems. The sequence explores the experience of lockdown through the evocation of a series of enclosed spaces - a bunker, a submarine, a space-station, a colony on Mars - suggesting parallels between these and our daily domestic spaces, while also registering the necessarily mediated experiences produced by lockdown and the corresponding reliance on technologies of video-conferencing, emails, social media. The book is accompanied by a CD, which includes a reading of the entire sequence punctuated by Joanna Levy's ;Suite 1 for Solo Cello'.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSt Leonard's-on-Sea
PublisherArtery Editions
Number of pages124
ISBN (Print)978-1-871671070
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2021


  • COVID-19
  • public voice
  • poetry sequence
  • ode
  • Mars exploration
  • bunkers
  • supermarkets
  • nightclubs
  • low-paid workers
  • lockdown
  • culture industry
  • public health
  • government policy
  • Brexit
  • social media
  • mediation
  • visual arts

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