Thanks to Paul Brookes for this interview with me on The Wombwell Rainbow about my coming book, ‘this hall of several tortures’.
The title poem of his new collection with Knives Forks and Spoons Press.’this hall of several tortures’ (with thanks to Fran Lock)
A link to Reuben’s earlier Wombwell Rainbow Interview:
1. What inspired your new book?
I’ve always been fascinated by Science Fantasy starting back in the late 60s with Michael Moorcock, which is where I had my first contact with the idea of the multiverse. This continues years later with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and later with China de Mïeville. I’ve been reading Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ as well. I’ve often wondered what kind of poetry, if any, would be found on these parallel worlds. I suppose I wanted to have a go at writing it. I’ve also been stimulated by Dean Pasch’s multi-layer photos and was delighted when he agreed to do the cover, one which sums up the…
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