I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best



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Edited by Harry Burke with poems by Rachael Allen, Jayinee Basu, Gabby Bess, Crispin Best, Harry Burke, Sophie Collins, Carina Finn, Cassandra Gillig, Francesca Lisette, Luna Miguel, Marianne Morris, Sam Riviere, Bunny Rogers, Guillermo Ruiz de Loizaga, Timothy Thornton & Vicki Tingle.

I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best is an experimental poetry anthology which brings together the work of 16 young poets whose work has been influenced by the digital age. The poems reflect new and innovative methods of poetic composition, with authors working in conjunction with the impersonal operations of algorithms and databases. Each of the poets whose work appears in the anthology has his or her own methods of engaging and interacting with computer or web-based technologies. This ranges from poems consisting of sequences of online search results, to works which take as their starting point the materials of social media.

An accompanying website was developed to mark the release of the book: iloveroseswhentheyrepasttheirbest.net

The book was designed by PWR Studio, a ‘cloud-based’ studio with physical presence in Amsterdam and Berlin. This collaboration has enabled the production and aesthetics of the anthology to be situated within a design remit that understands the importance of web infrastructure and typography.

Video footage from an event anticipating the anthology can be seen here.

£12 + p&p. 130 x 200mm. 137pp. 400 copies.
Cover image: Bunny Rogers & Jasper Spicero, untitled, 2013
Designed by PWR Studio
ISBN: 978-0-9926858-3-6

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