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The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm

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Annette C. Boehm won the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan, and I’m very pleased to say that you can now pre-order her prize-winning collection The Knowledge Weapon right here on our online store.

Published: July 1st 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910896-03-7

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The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm

Annette C. Boehm won the Bare Fiction Debut Poetry Collection Competition 2015, as judged by award winning poet Andrew McMillan, and I’m very pleased to say that you can now order her prize-winning collection The Knowledge Weapon right here on our online store.

“Open the book on any page and try not to be impressed by the command of language, the dynamism of image, the thrill of subjects which are on offer.”

Andrew McMillan

“In Annette C. Boehm’s stunning The Knowledge Weapon, false knowledge is inflicted—but quickly finds itself shredded by its own sword. This fierce debut collection explores our baroque relations with one another and with a savaged ecology. Can a book be both ominous and playful, both freeing and disturbing? Read this and know.”
Angela Ball, Professor of English at The University of Southern Mississippi

“The Knowledge Weapon is to be read for its acid imagery … you will find no one who sounds like Annette C. Boehm. Intelligent, radioactive and wicked.”

Gram Joel Davies – The Lake

 

About Annette C. Boehm

Annette C. BoehmAnnette C. Boehm is a graduate of the Center for Writers at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her chapbook The Five Parts of Love – Confabulating Sappho was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2012, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in UK and US journals such as New Welsh Review, Under the Radar, elimae, Chariton Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and others. Her manuscript The Knowledge Weapon was also finalist for the 2015 New Issues Poetry Prize, FIELD Poetry Prize, and the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves as a poetry reader for the online journal Memorious.

Sample: The Knowledge Weapon by Annette C. Boehm

My Boy Sherlock

The boy with the puppy-dog eyes tells me
he knows what’s behind the wall-papered door
our grandmother always keeps locked.
It’s where she’s hidden the body, it’s where
our granddad is. She’s stored him standing
upright in his Sunday suit, and hidden the key.
Palm-sized, dusty sunflowers cover the cracks
but grubby fingers have peeled
the paper off the lock to look. It’s just dark.
When the heavy hoover is running, the air
vibrates bare ribs, shuffles toe bones in the
black leather shoes. Bats live in that chest.
What we need, the boy says, is a skeleton key.

Annette C. Boehm, from her forthcoming debut collection ‘The Knowledge Weapon’.

Book Details

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

Bare Fiction

ISBN

978-1-910896-03-7

Book Format

Paperback

Pages

64

Cover Image

Design by Robert Harper with thanks to Andrew Karas for the use of his image

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