The Book

A new collection of poems traversing queer art, bubbles, ekphrasis, pop culture, poetry, the Romantic idea of The Fancy, grief, love, amateur choreography, medical procedures for pleasure, films, bath tubs, thorn-bugs, working life, fudge manufacturing, email etiquette, charity shops, comedy, humiliation, Sir Walter Scott name it.

NOTE: If cover images are missing from any of the above links, please be aware that the books are still available for purchase.

Pages: 148
Dimensions: 5 x 8
ISBN: 978-1704980874
Cat No: DW-001-48
Imprint: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Originals
Publishing Model: Classic

The Author

Colin Herd is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow.

Now available as an ebook. Please click here to purchase. 


"Colin Herd's poems are masterpieces of variousness. They are talismans against Macho demons. They are snatches of theory operating under lavish spills of language. They are domestic vignettes queered. They are archives of both trauma and creativity. They are poems that flirt with anti-poetry. They are friendly utterances talking in philosophical undertones. They are ekphrasis become art itself. Colin Herd is the fiercest of makers, routinely unparalleled in his inventiveness!"
- Richard Scott, author of Soho (Faber, 2018)