Peter Manson Fungus Chicken

Purves, Robin orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-4614-0426 (2019) Peter Manson Fungus Chicken. Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 11 (1).

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This essay surveys a range of different kinds of writing by Peter Manson over a span of twenty years, from the image-poem ‘Fungus Chicken’, published by Writers Forum in 1997 to work from the recent booklet, Factitious Airs (2016). Themes discussed include the significance of the proper name; the attempted negation of nouns; and the ingestion of hallucinogenic substances to facilitate the recovery of scenes from early childhood related to the death of a parent.

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