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by Carl Potter

'The last days of the Bodmin beast will end before the spring.'

Form is a fiercely ambitious debut pamphlet from a completely new voice in British poetry. These fourteen poems document the emergence of a keen literary mind; unafraid to switch between piercing social commentary (often in the form of extended natural metaphors), tender reports on inter-family interactions (as in opening poem 'Explaining to Joshua Why Snowmen Have to Melt'), and what can best be described as sheer revelry in the joy of language.


Carl Potter was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire, in 1984, and remained there until starting a degree in English and Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University College. He has had a variety of jobs, including landscape gardener and chef, but has always written poetry and fiction.

He is most widely published as a journalist, with dozens of articles published in the Hull Daily Mail. In 2012, Valley Press published Carl's debut poetry pamphlet Form.


Edition: Paperback

Date Published: 2012-04-02

ISBN: 9781908853035

Catalogue Number: VP0022

Number of Pages: 28

Cover design by Jamie McGarry

Cover photograph by Malcolm Potter

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