Monday, 23 November 2009

Succour 10: The Banal



Succour 10: The Banal is now out.

From shoelaces and spreadsheets to trivia, taxi rides and telesales; from your lunchtime sandwich to the very last thing you see before you die... The work collected in this issue teases out the mystery, beauty and horror in the so-called banal.

Fiction from Duncan Brett, Kevin Brown, Gary Cansell, Abi Curtis, Cassandra Moss and Mark Staniforth.

Prose Poems from Annie Clarkson and John Clegg.

Poetry from Judy Brown, Isobel Dixon, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Christodoulos Makris, Shaunagh Darling Robertson, Ben Rogers, Lee Rourke, Maurice Scully, Cherry Smyth and Grace Wells.

Artwork from Derek Ogbourne and Martin Skauen.

The Banal is available from our stockists and the online store.

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My contribution to The Banal is a 'sales pitch' for an issue of Paris Match from January 2009. A harrowing photograph from Gaza that appears in it is an image that literally pierces the poem, and acts as a momentary distraction to the salesperson.

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