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Thursday, March 29, 2018

New Release: Wolfgang Carstens PERPETUAL PALLBEARER (30 pages)


Recently received my copy of this signed, limited edition of Canadian poet Wolfgang Carsten’s latest book. It features 22 new poems which focus on Carstens’s fascination with death.

These portrait poems are about the impact that the deaths of celebrities, friends and acquaintances have had on the poet. The language is characteristically flayed back to the bone and Carstens expresses his emotions in a caring but direct, non bullshit way.

The covers are designed by Rob Plath, and internally, there are two illustrations by the Swedish artist Janne Karlsson.

The book, and accompanying numbered broadsides, are a 'limited edition' of 100 copies printing. Carstens advised BM today that there are no more for sale and no more will be printed.

You need to be quick next time!


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