Celebrity novels: an Obloquy by Sally Evans

Vile unclassified killers of literature
publishing grabbed for money
smug garrulous self-satisfied
on lousy paper, horrid hard casing
worthless as a crap sofa
once sold unresaleable
they cram up the charity shops
nobody wants them, undignified,
agent-written, secretary-finished,
unremarkable, unmemorable,
logicless, faded but never bright,
not to communicate, poetry next,
unread presents — stop it, celebrities
who do you think you are?


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Sally Evans lives in Scotland and has Welsh connections. She has had several books of poems published including Poetic Adventures in Scotland (2014) and the Bees (2008).




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