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biros 2
Patrick Cosgrove

203mm x 127mm
perfect bound paperback
68 pages on 130 gsm silk paper
full colour photo quality

£12.00 + p&p buy a copy HERE

Patrick is an artist/ poet who works across different mediums – digital, collage, drawing, sculpture, visual poetry, sound, performance, film… Whatever it is he’s doing, he tries not to think about it too much. Sometimes something emerges that he’s happy with. He has a website here

Jan 29: One Hundred Years Gallery, London E2A Doors 3pm | event starts 3.30 | Free entry - Join us for a grand night of performances featuring poet-artists from across the UK. This will be a unique literary event that celebrates the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful aspects of poetic performance. Featuring the launch of Biros II by Patrick Cosgrove, alongside performances from SJ Fowler and many others

for more info on Patrick’s first book for us, biros look here
“There is no one in the England doing more important poetry than Patrick Cosgrove with his biros and his clouds and his bubbles and his philosophers in limbo and his knotty awful beautiful terrible homely kindly visual poems / art poems / text arts / scrawl balls / lost notes for a machine that will doom / cure us all from what we have been through. Biros is a true original, about more than what poems become when hand-made, illustrative and expansive, asking actually what came first? The pen or the poet that wields it."
- SJ Fowler

“The process of apprehension notated by these biros does not run smoothly. Nor does the process of notation itself – and anyway, perhaps these are the same thing, apprehension struggling to make sense of affect in the inky scrawl of the biro. If the delicate lines, arrows, bubbles and crossings-out of the biros are the activity of a mind at work, then it is a mind that is – gloriously – easy to distract and endlessly derailed, or at times, almost overwhelmed. In Biros 2 we experience this energy as it is materialised in the flow of biro across the page and as it doubles back, constantly re-inscribing and deleting, re-inventing possibility from the blotchy stains of biro become phenomenological activity.”
- Susie Campbell