Justin Lowe



This is Not a Poetry Review: Self-publishing 101

Self-publishing has never been easier to do than now, yet it’s often spoken about in terms of ‘last resorts’ or ‘building up’ to something. Some people do it shamelessly, others create publishing houses to mitigate the ‘stigma’. I’ve been sent four books to examine as case-studies, each of which use completely different styles of self-publishing.

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After a Quote by Reznikoff

when I read a poem like this I often turn the page. there appears to be no texture, no colour only the music of someone biting an apple. when I read a poem like this, it occurs to me that …

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Mick

I imagine there is a door facing you, half open, half closed, maybe some stranger’s fingerprints around the handle, those dead leaves heaped by time. you may have coughed once or twice; I remember some vague pledge to quit the …

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The Trademan’s Promise

for Jez, Huw, “Disco” Dan, Anthony, Rufus and Paula better to carve names in a tree in some lost valley known only to tribes long since vanished like wisps of smoke better to ask the wind the heedless bitter fickle …

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Annales

your email was well-timed and equally well-received Germanicus I see you have removed your father’s bust from your masthead his victories over the Suevi is this to assuage his critics who always seem so close a mere fingertip away or …

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Brentley Frazer reviews Justin Lowe

'When reading Justin Lowe, I keep looking over my shoulder, even on the bus, not as though I am being watched, more as if I expect to see someone who looks like a master philosopher from the middle ages who has traveled through time to observe us, here and now, taking down notes.'

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Eurydice

Justin Lowe has published three collections of poetry, one novel, and had songs recorded by artists as diverse as The Whitlams, The Impossibles and Sydney jazz diva Lily Dior. He writes reviews for the award-winning Red Room Radio Project.

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Scheherazade

Justin Lowe has published three collections of poetry, one novel, and had songs recorded by artists as diverse as The Whitlams, The Impossibles and Sydney jazz diva Lily Dior. He writes reviews for the award-winning Red Room Radio Project.

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