Richard O'Brien's third pamphlet, A Bloody Mess is a collection of poems written between 2009 and 2013, many of them in dialogue with literary and cultural history, considering how we inherit and interpret our written and social past. There are two poems riffing off John Donne's 'The Flea', a poem about a photograph of the penis of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, and poems responding (somewhat belatedly) to the Great Fire of London and the death of Prince Henry, son of James I.
|Place of Publication||Scarborough|
|Number of pages||48|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2014|