Anton, a born sadist, a philosopher of psychosexual visions as an act against the world that tries to spit him out; a charlatan of provocative yet violent intellectual discourse that will devour all... More > of whom are against his very nature.
Jeremiah, an Afghan vet, distraught by his comrades’ deaths during conflict returns to civilised life but struggles to conform to consumerist society. There’s only one resolution but it lies in an unattainable place.
“Comparisons are odious but often edifying; in this instance I would cite Bataille’s ‘Story of the Eye’, D M Perkins’ ‘Evil Companions’, Delaney’s ‘Tides Of Lust’ and Dennis Cooper’s ‘Frisk’. Dangerous territory, but one that probably needs treading if we are to understand how the human psyche functions ‘in extremis’.”
D M Mitchell
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“UK born writer, photographer and filmmaker, Craig Podmore, brings us another 131 pounds of flesh in his new and gravel-rash-raw collection of poetry The Hell in Me, the Hell in You. A textual... More > viewpoint of a nightmarish pop-culture of the future; a snuff television addled society and dirty cum-faced blow jobs, Craig invites De Sade to the table and serves him with blood and champagne.
Its bleak, unrelenting and it will most likely piss a lot of people off, like all good literature with intent and purpose, it proposes a dark viewpoint of reality that is hard to argue against or ignore.The poems are short, punchy and without dull prose or unnecessary lines.
Some things are just a soft tap, a quick squizz over and it’s done, put the book down and walk away. Craig’s work in this collection is as much a punch in the face to read,as it would have been to write and to live. Solid and meaty, this book burns spot fires exactly where they should be lit; in your guts.”
- Ben John Smith< Less