Consists of three long sequences of poems. This title aims to recuperate what may be had of a lyric tradition refracted through a post-Language sensibility; generating, amongst other things, responses to Proust, Shelley and the experience of dancing.
Scott Thurston began writing in the poetry scene situated around Gilbert Adair's Sub-Voicive Poetry reading series and Bob Cobbing's New River Project workshops in London in the late eighties. In 1995 he moved to Poland where he taught English as a foreign language. He returned to the UK in 1997 and completed a Ph.D. on Linguistically Innovative Poetry. He lectures in English and Creative Writing at The University of Salford, lives in Liverpool, and is editor of The Radiator, a journal of contemporary poetics. Hold and Momentum are his first full-length collections.