‘Flint’ to be published soon by Contraband

I thought it would be good, on this 4th of March, which marks the third anniversary of the death of Keith Flint, to let you know that my poetry pamphlet Flint, dedicated to him and to Armando Vega Gil, is ready to go to print and will be released soon by Contraband. I’ll update you when it’s out.

The book is an attempt to call forth hope and the celebration of life in the midst of both grief and springtime. It is very hard to even conceive what hope may look like in times like these, but I believe it walks hand in hand with poetry, and with poetry’s obstinate celebration and honouring of life, even in times of grief – perhaps even more so in times of grief.

Creo que este 4 de marzo, tercer aniversario de la muerte de Keith Flint, es un buen momento para avisarles que mi plaquette de poesía Flint, dedicada a él y a Armando Vega Gil, está lista para entrar a imprenta y será publicada próximamente por la editorial independiente Contraband. Les avisaré cuando salga.

El libro intenta invocar la esperanza y la celebración de la vida en medio del dolor, y a media primavera. Es muy difícil concebir siquiera cómo puede ser la esperanza en los tiempos que corren, pero creo que va de la mano de la poesía, y de la obstinada costumbre de la poesía de celebrar y honrar la vida, incluso en tiempos de dolor – quizá incluso entonces más que nunca.

Spring again, and ‘Flint’

Last spring I published my ebook Flint. As I then explained, I wanted a book which had been written in the spring of 2019 to be out in the world in spring as well, since springtime throughout its pages acts as an embodiment of hope. I felt we were in dire need of that at the beginning of the pandemic.

I also had hoped that by the time we reached this date, March 2021, the piece would have found a publisher and become a proper printed book. It hasn’t worked that way, but I still hope it will happen one day. In whatever form, the book was born as, and still is, an offering that wishes to honour the preciousness of life, and a heartfelt way to say rest in peace to the two men to which it’s dedicated: Keith Flint and Armando Vega GIl, who both left us in springtime, 2019, on the 4th of March and the 1st of April respectively.

A third part of any proceeds it makes will go to the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, another third to the NHS. 

It can be bought as a PDF here, or as an epub in Barnes & Noble, here.

Video of the ‘Flint’ book launch

In case you missed the online book launch of my ebook Flint last 10 September, you can watch it in this video.

Por si te perdiste la presentación en línea de mi ebook Flint el pasado 10 de septiembre, la puedes ver en el enlace arriba (en inglés).
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