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Dreaming Scryers True Deceivers
edited by Steve Sneyd

Subject: Science Fiction / Poetry
Publisher: Hilltop Press (UK)

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first edition chapbook, A5, 36pp, ISBN 0905262328, 2004 UK only: £3.25 in stock

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On 19 July 2003, six poets whose work embraces the future read together as part of the Oxford Poetry Weekend organised by the Backroom Poets.

Those who read that day in the Council Chamber of Oxford City Hall included one of Britain's outstanding literary figures, Brian Aldiss, alongside other writers of poetry that embraces 'the universe and everything in it', and challenges head-on that narrow critical consensus that would limit the possibilities of the poem, and the scope of the poet, to the mundane concerns of the here and now.

This book brings together the work read there by Aldiss, Rip Bulkeley, Cardinal Cox, Andrew Darlington, John Francis Haines, and Steve Sneyd, both as a fascinating record of a memorable occasion and as powerful evidence that poets can, should, indeed must, in Shelley's words, be 'the mirror of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present'.