Sunday, 6 July 2008

Eating Your Night – David McLean – Papadildo Press

Paperback book £6.61 / $12
Available now from lulu
109 pages, 8.5" x 11", and nice shiny black wipe-clean cover

This is another absolutely excellent collection of poems. My intention was to read the entire thing before posting any kind of review. But that was not to be. And the reason is the same reason you should stick your hand in your pocket and buy this book.

Sure, with over 550 published poems all over the web and in print, you can read some of his work for free, but having this stuff in print, and being able to take your time over each one is a pretty awesome experience. And being able to reread the things is bloody rewarding too.

The scope of many of the poems would render any attempt at a conventional review longer than the book itself. Check out what I have said about just one poem included in Sein and Werden (previous post) and you might get an idea of what I’m talking about. Better still, if you are from Mars, and have not read his work, click a few links on his blogspot (link on right-hand side) for a quick taste, and then get your sweaty paws on this book, and fucking feast.

Check out the disturbed deviant’s site for more info – about this book, and review by Misti Rainwater-Lites - and for reasons why you should part with some more cash for Cadaver’s Dance (Whistling Shade Press) which is also out, and available for purchase at and

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