Burdlife by Kevin Reid


A limited-edition micro-pamphlet by poet Kevin Reid.

12pp | 148 x 98 mm | 90 copies printed

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Burdlife is a 12-page sequence of poems that takes its inspiration from both Scottish birdsong and Ivor Cutler. It is Kevin’s second poetry pamphlet; his first, Body Voices, was short listed for the Saboteur Awards 2013: Best Poetry Pamphlet.

Kevin is the founding creator of the online multimedia collaborations >erasure, >erasure ii and Wordless, an image and text collaboration with George Szirtes published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. He’s also the editor of Nutshells and Nuggets, a blogzine for short poems. Read more on his website.

Burdlife is produced in a highly limited edition of 90 hand-numbered copies.

“She stuck her beak into the ink
and sputtered onto the manuscript,
then sang it.

Tra la la
tweet tweet
warble warble
tweep tweep.”

– from ‘Birdswing’ by Ivor Cutler


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