Arlo Parks simply launched her transcendent new album My Soft Machine, whose opening observe “Bruiseless” is a slam-poetry supernova. So it’s not a shock that the 2021 Mercury Prize winner simply introduced a poetry assortment.
The Magic Border: Poetry and Fragments From My Smooth Machine will arrive this fall. It options 20 new poems, in addition to lyrics from her newest LP. Learn her assertion concerning the e book:
“Writing poetry, to me, is about profound interiority. It’s about wading into the saltwater of your personal physique, capillaries bursting, eyes brimming, unmoored. This assortment is the fruit of that inside probing. It’s a tangled mass of the whole lot that has made me offended or giddy or low or impossibly blissful to be alive. It has taken me virtually  years to share my poetry past a couple of trusted pals. Poetry was my place, my little clearing within the forest, the place I might quietly put the whole lot I used to be holding. I’m undecided what gave me the braveness to open up that house to you however right here I’m, doing it. I’m proud to indicate you this private lens that life shimmers by. This e book is not mine. It’s yours.”
The Magic Border: Poetry and Fragments From My Smooth Machine is out 9/12 on HarperCollins, 4th Property, and Dey Road Books. Discover extra data here.