The Albion Beatnik Bookstore website (or how a bookshop once changed a light bulb)

The web page of the Albion Beatnik Bookstore in Oxford, now closed (as usual) for business: muses and misspills on books, jazz, poetry, stuff like false flags and smoke screen: was randomly decrepit and proven to be more than neo-bankrupt: it was so analogue it was anal and now deceased.

All What Larkin: Peter J. King

£5.00

These poems are cut-up, assembled as poetic collage from Philip Larkin’s All What Jazz: A Record Diary, Larkin’s jazz criticism, written for The Daily Telegraph between 1961 and 1971.

Illustrated by Jude Cowan Montague.

71pp, B format paperback, £4.00

”Even when he was writing prose in his role as jazz critic, Philip Larkin was unable to stop himself being poetic. Peter J. King has produced a remix, a recomposition, of the poet’s words, yet never losing sight of his personal enthusiasms, his dislike of musical modernism, and his nostalgia for times past. These are a set of pithy observational pieces that shed new and different shards of light on their subject.” – ALYN SHIPTON

Description

Peter J. King is a philosophy don at Pembroke College, Oxford University. Previous poetry collections include Adding Colours to the Chameleon, published by Wisdom Bottom’s Press in 2016.

Jude Cowan Montague is an artist and broadcaster. She worked at the Reuters television archive and now runs a weekly radio arts show on Resonance FM.

These poems are cut-up, assembled as poetic collage from Philip Larkin’s All What Jazz: A Record Diary, Larkin’s jazz criticism, written for The Daily Telegraph between 1961 and 1971.

All What Larkin: A Record Diary is published by Faber & Faber.

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