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14th August 2020

Julian Stannard (1985, PGCE) releases new collection of poetry

Costi Levy (2019, Philosophy and Spanish) discovers the latest collection of poems by Exeter alumnus Julian Stannard (1985, PGCE).

What good is sitting, alone in your room?
come hear the music play!

Heat Wave, Julian Stannard’s eighth collection, is a form of poetic cabaret which addresses the many crises which confront us. It subverts, it entertains, it may make a reader cry and laugh on the same page.

‘Irrepressible protest songs of our time’ (Karen McCarthy-Woolf), these poems do not moralise or adopt a sententious attitude, but are filled with what Will Eaves describes as ‘comic vitality’.

Deborah Levy has affirmed that ‘the depth charge at work in Stannard’s every electric sentence makes him one of the most distinctive British poets working today.’

Heat Wave is set to be published in September 2020, and is available for pre-order here.

Book cover of Heat Wave by Julian Stannard

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