Matthew Caley Apparently

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From their instantly split beginnings, these poems might extol glaciers and cult post-punk singers, mis-hear W.B. Yeats, get drunk, argue with Roman consuls, empathize with Roadrunner, crash several vehicles, chronicle a parallel Proust, or watch Jon Snow lose his equilibrium. There are odes to dead flies, obscure Western actors, Louis Zukofsky, and the pancreas. Or are there? It's not that the poems are about these things so much as that these things get caught up in each poem's need to be. Through this can be glimpsed the self fighting the self, desire and darker intimations. Against any notion of ""poetic truth"" these poems luxuriate in the fabulous lie. Apparently.

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Matthew Caley's "Thirst" (Slow Dancer, 1999) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Since then he has been Poet-in-Residence at the Poetry Society cafe and commended (3rd and 2nd) in separate National Poetry Competitions. His second full-length collection, "The Scene of My Former Triumph" (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005), was followed by a third, "Apparently" (2010), from Bloodaxe Books. He has also co-edited "Pop Fiction: The Song in Cinema" with Stephen Lannin (Intellect, 2005). In a previous life - in Newcastle - he designed record sleeves including Prefab Sprout's debut, Swoon. He now lives, works and writes in London.

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'You have to dig this new book by Matthew Caley. At last, somebody with intelligence, wit and a vocabulary who can crack open a cultural canape and lay out its extravagance for us with our noses pressed to the glass. Apparently this is what's going on inside. Dig these quadrilles and superficies. Face values with added values. A book to delight and amaze long after you've fallen off the chaise longue.' - John Hartley Williams (on "Apparently"). 'One tour-de-force is welcome in a collection, there may be a dozen in this one. Formally outrageous, culturally light-fingered, Caley's vision and wit make for poems that turn a wondrous, great lamp on the inter-relatedness of all things. Caley is a rare beast, an important poet yet to be discovered by his true readership, which is to say everyone. Read this encomium of delights and be glad' - John Stammers (on "The Scene of My Former Triumph").

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