Cocoa and Nothing

Herd, C. and Sledmere, M. (2023) Cocoa and Nothing. Spam Press: Glasgow. ISBN 9781915049186

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Cocoa & Nothing is a collaborative collection of poems, the culmination of a season of relay between what Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities called “the chocolate sprites”, inhabited here by Colin Herd and Maria Sledmere, fuelled by toothache, training and their favourite brand of confectionary. Each poem is named after a variety of Ritter Sport and crystallises obsessively around the affective affinities and attitudes associated with each flavour. This poetry collection takes to heart what James Scully asserts in Line Break: Poetry as Social Practice, that poetry is lived as well as written. Documenting the nutty bits of daily existence — from academic burnout to boxing, trash, gossip and the family whatsapp, this is ultimately a book about collaborative artistic practice itself, and about friendship & sharedness.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Herd, Dr Colin and Sledmere, Ms Maria
Authors: Herd, C., and Sledmere, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Spam Press

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