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Articles of Twinship by Peter Wallis

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Peter Wallis was one of our two runners-up in the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan. I’m delighted to be publishing Peter’s first pamphlet. You can now pre-order Articles of Twinship right here on our online store.

Published: July 31st 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910896-06-8

“gorgeous, lyrical and heartbreaking poems of twinship, the body; life as something tentative as well as tender” Andrew McMillan

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Articles of Twinship by Peter Wallis

Peter Wallis was one of our two runners-up in the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan. I’m delighted to be publishing Peter’s first pamphlet. You can now pre-order Articles of Twinship right here on our online store.

“gorgeous, lyrical and heartbreaking poems of twinship, the body; life as something tentative as well as tender”

Andrew McMillan

About Peter Wallis

A former Eastern Arts Association Visiting Writer, and Primary School ‘Poet in Residence’, his poems have been published in the UK, Germany and New Zealand. He is three times winner of the Thetford Open Poetry Competition and has either won or been second in other competitions including the Scottish International, Capricorn International, and Norwich Open.

He has read his work at The Poetry Society, and on Radio 4’s Poetry Please, and has been widely published in magazines.

He is Submissions Editor for the charity “Poems in the Waiting Room”, which produces Britain’s widest circulating poetry periodical.

MICAWBER

Ducks, plastic tea-pot, cups and pretend drinks;
we’ve graduated from the kitchen sink
to this sort of bronze position — standing
as we do, third/fourth in the family ranking.

Steven, Andrew, and finally, laughing,
“the Twins” playing tea parties. All sit in
four fingers of grey water in age order.

Poor Dad hoards old paper bags pushed under
cushions. Soap’s so precious he almost dry-cures it,
and if it’s found floating, he starts an absurd
inquisition. Then, in spite of protests,
rubs it through our hair to make a modest
saving on the use of cheap shampoo.

“Count Your Blessings” means this bathroom, indoor loo,
immersion heater, the chessboard Marley floor —
it means these whole four inches of the cooling war.

Peter Wallis, from his new pamphlet ‘Articles of Twinship’.

Book Details

Weight .15 kg
Dimensions 13.8 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
Publisher

Bare Fiction

ISBN

978-1-910896-06-8

Pages

28

Cover Image

Design by Robert Harper, image by Dmitri Popov

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