Everything That Can Happen: The Emma Press Book Of Future Poems
Edited by Suzannah Evans and Tom Sastry
Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-52-3
Publication date: 31st January 2019
Price: £10 (paperback)
We’re talking robots, time travel and life in other galaxies, millennium bugs, Mayan predictions, Nostradamus, the next war, the Enlightened future; the making of prophecy; the failure of prophecy. This anthology is a rich document of visions, a survival guide to the possible disasters that we’re all staring down, the book that archaeologists will unearth in a few thousand years and study as a document of how justifiably paranoid we all were.
About the editors
Suzannah Evans lives in Sheffield and her pamphlet Confusion Species was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business book and pamphlet competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She has had poems published in The Rialto, The North, Magma and Poetry Review and on the Guardian’s ‘Poem of the Week’. As a teenager she had an obsessive fear of the apocalypse which has fuelled many of her poems, and she still doesn’t know whether to plan responsibly for the future or party like it’s 1999.
Tom Sastry is a poet and spoken word artist. He is based in Bristol which is vulnerable to tidal surges and is unlikely to survive a really serious Puritan revival. Tom used to run a spoken word night called Festival. In 2016, he was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as one of the 2016 Laureate’s Choice poets series and his resulting pamphlet Complicity was a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice and a Poetry School Book of the Year.