HELLO! We’ve revived our book review/book chat blog to feature a brilliant review by Ross Taylor, of an amazing new book by avant-garde musician Robyn Hitchcock.
Ever since John Lennon mentioned marmalade skies (or since Robert Johnson said a woman is like a dresser) songwriters have embraced modernist jive. Robyn Hitchcock hasn’t chased the spotlight as much as some, but he has been a serious and hilarious practitioner of said jive since before punks walked the earth. His lyrics have always had the violent density of poets. . . .
(We’re also looking for other top-notch short reviews or very short essays. Contact us at newpoplitDOTgmailDOTcom if you have an idea for one.)
p.s. Also check out the latest post at our News blog– “Where’s the Literary Underground?”
(Painting: “Woman Reading” by Henri Matisse.