I’m very proud of the endorsements of my new book, I’ve realised that it is rather difficult for you to read them in the photo so I’ve included them here-
“Reuben Woolley’s some time we are heroes traces the frayed relationship between two people in terms of a despairing yet lyrical crisis. Images of water, dancing, drinking and singing run through the book in poems whose lines shift nervously to produce a kind of sharp-edged jazz that touches both nerve and heart.”
“John and Mary, whose trials began in children’s post-war picture books, are pitched into existential tribulations in a dystopian universe, akin to Popa’s. These poems occupy the worlds of both myth and physics with flashes of folk-surrealism. Woolley’s language is spare, his syntax and word-choice paint an off-kilter logic. His use of white space allows the poems, and their imaginative journeys, to perform themselves on the page.”
“In a line with our most ambitious striving for a new poetry and poetics, Woolley’s poems are both innovative in their means and open to the ruptures & struggles of our time that have broken apart the stories & myths that once held our world together – or that purported to do so. The results here are unique to his own special view of history & masterfully compelling.”
My most sincere thanks to Jerome, Helen, and George.