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Review of The Architecture of Chance on The Bogman's Cannon

A generous review of my book The Architecture of Chance  appeared last week on The Bogman's Cannon - an independent hub of literature and opinion pioneered by Dave Lordan and facilitated by a network of editors including the reviewer,  Joe Horgan . Horgan's reading of the book begins with an architectural/city planning definition of the term 'desire paths' and leads to the view that "[Christodoulos Makris] has gone in to the city and carved out a series of desire paths that make this idiosyncratic collection a hugely refreshing work." He deems the work in it to be "wonderfully breaking free of the Irish tradition" and states among other things that "Makris ... treats the reader with the intelligence they deserve ... as he pins together the flotsam and jetsam of modern, urban life" and that the book "is one of the most interesting Irish collections I have come across in a long time." Horgan reviews The Architecture of Chance  a

gorse No. 4

Issue 4 of gorse is now out and available to buy directly from  the website , where you can also purchase a subscription, or from  selected bookshops . I'm proud and excited to be publishing in it new poetry from Philip Terry, Robert Herbert McClean, Kimberly Campanello and Patrick Chapman. Philip Terry  contributes a long prose poem with title 'Bird Notes'; Robert Herbert McClean 's 'Excerpt from Pangs! ' is six extracts from his eponymous debut collection just out from Test Centre; Kimberly Campanello 's three visual poems are taken from  MOTHERBABYHOME forthcoming from zimZalla in 2016; and Patrick Chapman 's 14-part sequence 'The Film of My Death' channels Alfred Hitchcock and Paris - his seventh book of poetry  Slow Clocks of Decay  is due out from Salmon next year. gorse No. 4 also features fiction by Adrian Duncan, Paul Kavanagh, Thomas McNally, Hugh Fulham-McQuillan, Ian Parkinson, Pierre Senges (in translation by Jacob Siefring),