Click and Collect

Herd, C. (2017) Click and Collect. Boilerhouse Press (UEA Publishing): Norwich, UK. ISBN 9781911343196

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CLICK & COLLECT is a sequence of poems that explores the shape and shaping of consumerism, internet culture, queerness and emotion. How do we brand the world around us and how does it brand us? Across lyrics and half-story-poems, CLICK & COLLECT gives advice on how to frighten your friends, weighs up the pros and cons of cream jeans, questions the efficacy of algae as a face mask, gives dental hygiene tips and ideas for floral arrangements. There’s even a poem from the perspective of the crocodile on Lacoste-branded clothing. If click & collect is the new cause & effect, how can realignments of brands-as-objects and objects-as-brands create queer spaces for new orientations and arrangements? “I do actually wish there was some way I could wear Colin Herd’s poems” – Sam Riviere “Razzle-dazzle stylings, superfine wit, charismatic discretion, and a vacuuming tenderness. Herd’s gift for words is exquisite and adventurous and armed to the teeth, and these poems are its perfect measurements” – Dennis Cooper

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Herd, Dr Colin
Authors: Herd, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Boilerhouse Press (UEA Publishing)

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