Manchester: August 16th & 17th 1819

The first part of John Seed’s ‘Manchester: August 16th & 17th 1819′, written in 1973 but previously unpublished, applies the citational method of Reznikoff’s Testimony to historical materials on the so-called ‘Peterloo Massacre’ to construct a sequence from historical witness statements of two days in August. The new ‘Afterword’ provides a poetics and statement of method, going on to reflect on this method while noting convergences to some recent discussions around ‘uncreative writing’ and ‘conceptual writing’.
Intercapillary Editions 2013, £8.75 plus p & p

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