Poetry. Fiction. Short Stories. These moribund miniatures take the boundary between life and death as their playground, capturing the triviality and quotidian horror of being human.
"A darkly funny, wry, vivid set of poetic texts. This is doing the work poetry needs to be doing, it's about language itself as much as it's about the absurdity of our own physical lives and non-lives."—SJ Fowler
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Vik Shirley is a poet from Bristol currently studying for a PhD in 'Dark Humour and the Surreal in Poetry' at the University of Birmingham. Her first collection, The Continued Closure of the Blue Door, will be published by HVTN Press in 2020, as will her Hesterglock Press pamphlet, Disrupted Blue and Other Poems on Polaroid. Her work has appeared in such places as Queen Mob's Teahouse, Shearsman, 3:AM Magazine, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreters House, Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol, and the Verve Poetry Press anthology, It All Radiates Outwards. She is Assistant Prose Poetry Editor of Pithead Chapel.Author City: BRISTOL UNK