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The parts of the body that stink
SJ Fowler


ltd. edition hardback
ISBN: 978-1739556662
128 x 218 mm
101 pages
£20 + p&p
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SJ Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant-garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published various collections of poetry and text, and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection. He has been translated into 21 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3:AM Magazine, Lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies project.

The thing that stinks the most … is you!


Or this book. Who cares? That’s not what this is about at all. You stink, I stink, everything worthwhile stinks. Smell it while you can. This is an eccentric poetry book by most standards, divided into five chapters, each a long poem. Nose, pits, feet, anas, genitae. All about how we smell and what that might worry in us. For example let’s not get obsessed with what we’ll smell of in the grave! After all, you smell right now. Let’s just read, and for one day, not give ourselves a scrubbing.











Over 30 poets, artists and writers celebrate the theme of smell scent stink for three launches of SJ Fowler’s strange new poetry collection - The Parts of the Body That Stink. Published by Bristol-based press, Hesterglock, the book will be thrown into the world with events in London, Kingston and Bristol. With readings and art performances on perfume and anti-perfume, with text to textiles, visual poetry to sound poetry, this trio of events will be as eccentric and entertaining as the book itself.

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March 23 London Rich Mix
March 26 Kingston Town House







Other Hesterglock Press books by SJ Fowler:



Unfinished Memmoirs Of A Hypocrit paperback £8.00 buy / more info

Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire paperback £8.00 buy / more info