Drawing on the inventions of Oulipo, Simon Turner decomposes and recomposes one of his own poems in a variety of forms and styles throughout Birmingham Jazz Incarnation. The result is a hymn to the pleasures of music, reading, writing, and city life, humming with a joyous experimental energy.
With black-and-white linocut illustrations by Mark Andrew Webber.
Simon Turner was born in Birmingham in 1980. His second full collection, Difficult Second Album, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2010 and a collaborative poem written with the performance poet Polarbear (aka Steve Camden) is on public display as part of the Spiceal Street development in Birmingham city centre. He is a co-editor of the recently-resuscitated Gists and Piths, a literary blogzine focusing on contemporary poetry. He lives and works in Warwickshire.