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Josh Ekroy’s debut poetry collection explores the legacy of more than a decade of wars on terror, disastrous foreign policies and brutality. These are adroit and concise poems, observed from the standpoint of an unflinching bystander to the ‘shock and awe’ of early twenty-first century history.



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The Elephant Tests is third collection of poems from Matt Merritt takes sheer delight in the quiet wonder of the transitory things that amaze and trouble us.


"A poet’s talent follows no maps. Insight, rueful humour and a perfectly tuned ear make Matt Merritt’s The Elephant Tests an exceptional collection, whose poems absorb and startle."

- Alison Brackenbury


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