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Mick Guffan - The Sole of Discreshun - Tangerine Press
Mick Guffan - The Sole of Discreshun - Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 100 numbered copies

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Thirteen new poems from Skibbereen-born poet/builder Mick Guffan (1953-2006).

With this new work, Mr Guffan takes on all manner of personal crises; also metaphysical disjunctivism, menstrual blood, The Shining, Minnie Riperton, pillow talk, etc...

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All copies include a genuine Mick Guffan 'signature scrap' encased in a retro brown paper wage packet.

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FIRST FIFTY COPIES: FREE BROADSIDE OF A NEW POEM NOT FOUND IN THE BOOK

24 pages. Format approx. 7"/175mm wide x 250mm/10" tall. Handsewn, single section. Quarter bound with hand marbled paper covered boards and linen cloth spine; front cover artwork embossed in black; book white, acid-free text paper; Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten grey endpapers. 'Signature scraps' encased in numbered, retro brown paper wage packets, included with all copies. ISBN: 978-1-910691-45-8

Two different hand marbled board coverings alternate with each number, the colours being: Red Plume Agate and Kingfisher Agate.

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All copies 'signed' by the poet.

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Other comments on Mick Guffan's poetry:

"[The Bastard Brother] poems are short, unadorned and written in the type of stark, gruff English which provides its own music, and which echoes most after you put the book down. The topics are also ‘uncomfortable’ – unemployment, Threadneedle Street, emotional breakdowns, sleeping rough – but the fact that they aren’t done melodramatically, just stated with a quiet sense of resigned desolation, gives them a depth and poignancy that might not otherwise have been possible."
The Skinny

"The nasty business of being human is ever in his thoughts."
— Trevor Reeves, Southern Ocean Review

"If art is required to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed then [Inner London Buddha] succeeds beyond expectation. From out of desolation rises an unadorned humanity. The words leave an echo that resonates deeply."
Never Imitate

"Time and again, he writes words that strike you with earnest truth, a prosaic brutality..."
Bookmunch

"His writing continues to take me. It has the confidence and purpose of a man who is indifferent to the canon and yet the drive and need to get involved in the game. He’s great company and good to be alone with. Like drinking wine from a mug in the afternoon, wearing an old dressing gown and watching two flies fight over nothing in a sunbeam. A brilliant release."
— Reader comment on Mick Guffan's I am My Own Crew

Mick Guffan (1953-2006) was born in An Sciobairín, Cork, Ireland, the youngest of five brothers. He came to England at the age of 18, working variously as a taxi driver, airplane cleaner and finally as a carpenter. He died at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London on 14th June 2006, his body set about by nervous exhaustion following a gun shot wound.

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