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Book of Euclid, The
ISBN: 9781907090790 (1907090797)Publication Date: February 2013
Publisher: Cinnamon Press
Edited by Rowan B. Fortune Format: Paperback, 216x140 mm, 160 pages Language: English Out of print Our Price: £8.99   
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The Book of Euclid introduces new and emerging voices in short story and poetry. The anthology of the best entires to the Cinnamon Press poetry and short story awards, won by Noel Williams (poetry) and Patrick Riordan (short story).

Casgliad o straeon byrion a cherddi gan feirdd ac awduron newydd. Ceir yma'r cynnyrch a ddaeth i'r brig mewn cystadlaethau a gynhaliwyd gan y cyhoeddwr, gan gynnwys barddoniaeth Noel Williams a stori fer Patrick Riordan.
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Rowan B Fortune is assistant editor at Cinnamon Press. His writing engages with several forms including poetry, fiction, reviews and essays. He has an MA with distinction in creative writing from MMU and is working on a novel as part of his PhD proposal on dystopia, aporia and utopia in the 21st century.
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The Book of Euclid introduces new and emerging voices in short story and poetry. Jonathan Carr’s ‘The Dead Skipper’ and Nicola Warwick’s—who also has poems in the anthology—‘The Moon on a String of Pearls’ grasp the immediacy of first person children’s voices without condescension.

Patrick Riordan’s winning short story, ‘The Book of Euclid’, develops this humane humour and something about what it means to be human from another angle; sensitive to the way clichés in the protagonist’s voice give not only a sense of character, but subtly convey how we are bound to traditions and assumptions. His work also has immediacy; one that emerges from the details and struggles of life at once sad and comic.
Noel Williams winning poems are concerned with words as their point of departure; not in order to convey their rootedness, but to uproot them. Pieces like ‘Last trip to Tynemouth’ and ‘Tying the kite’ deploy present tense and innovative phraseology, ‘Her hand pursues the kite of him/ but her hand has its own trail.’ And this represents the familiar with a new vivacity, something that good poetry has in common with good philosophy, ‘I used to ride./ Flinging, leaping, scribbling, grinning./ Ber-dum./ I ate destinations.’

Noel Williams
Jacci Garside
Kelvin M. Knight
Derek Sellen
Sylvia Moody
David Batten
Janet Holst
Nicola Warwick
David Keyworth
Helen Holmes
Aisling Tempany
Sarah Hegarty
Kayley Roberts
Martin Willitts, Jr.
Jonathan Carr
Jane McLaughlin
Ron Carey
Michelle Shine
Jean Atkin
Javid Olsen
Eluned Rees
Lindsay Fursland
Margaret Wilmot
Phil Madden
Marg Roberts
Chloe George
Stuart Duncan
Sue Moules
Gina Challen
Anthony Costello
Gillian Laker
Maria Apichella
Patrick Riordan
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