Out for Air

£9.99

Out for Air is the exhilarating first collection by former professional skateboarder Olly Todd. From Manhattan’s ‘silky streets’ and the Pacific Coast Highway to inner-city London and his native Cumbria, together these poems record a life lived on the move, in motion, on the cusp of things.

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Out for Air is the exhilarating firstcollection by former professional skateboarder Olly Todd. Infused withmovement, surprise and play, Out for Air presents a unique vision of the builtenvironment, celebrating places where ‘the bridges are endless / beyond thecantilever / of reality’. Each poem is its own event: expansive in scope butintricate in form, a masterclass in precision engineering. Todd rewires T. S.Eliot’s Waste Land in his strange, compellingdescriptions of the modern city: melting asphalt; a U-turning taxi; a dinerswallowed by a sinkhole. In this disorientating landscape the skateboarder-poetis genius loci, the spirit of the place. From Manhattan’s ‘silkystreets’ and the Pacific Coast Highway to inner-city London and his nativeCumbria, together these poems record a life lived on the move, in motion, onthe cusp of things.    

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Dimensions 21.6 × 13.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

77

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K