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Eleanor Perry

Eleanor Perry reviews Frances Kruk

Frances Kruk’s lo-fi frags in progress is composed of five related sequences, some of which have previously appeared as stand-alone pamphlets from yt communication, Veer Books, Dusie and Punch Press. The collection’s title implies insurrection against military-industrial structures of power—frag meaning to throw a grenade at a superior officer, particularly one who is fanatical in their desire for bloodshed—but it is one which is ongoing (in-progress) and deliberately unpolished (lo-fi)
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Date: 26 November 2015

Jane Yeh - The Ninjas

Anyone familiar with Jane Yeh’s debut collection, Marabou, will know to expect something vibrant and eccentric from her latest book of poetry, The Ninjas. The poems in it are charmingly accessible; bizarre, broken fairy-tale worlds and sci-fi nightmares littered with quirky and absurd images. Yeh’s forte is the creation of weird and whimsical narratives, and there is no shortage of those in the collection, the best of which incorporate themes of alienation, desolation, cultural decay and social inequality.

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Date: 16 March 2014

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