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noir

‘… it is rare to contemplate a first collection that is so assuredly and comprehensively a success.’ (Kevin Bailey, HQ Poetry Magazine, nos. 47&48)

My full collection, Noir, is now available from HappenStance Press. See more, and order a copy, over in the HappenStance shop.

DA Prince wrote in her review for Antiphon: ‘It’s not about solving puzzles, or getting the right answer but about how vulnerable, shaky, unlikely, unhappy, immediate and menacing are the lives of ordinary people on the everyday street; people like us… Noir suits our times.’

Lisa Kelly in Magma 67 said: ‘Several scenarios co-exist. And if the mind is more ‘process’ and less ‘noun’, then its dynamic potential does indeed allow for multiple workings and re-workings…’

And Peter Kenny wrote: ‘Noir provokes all kinds of questions… In the angst, the curious interplay of observed and observing, and the sense of near-palpable danger, there is a dark magnificence to these poems.’

See a Poetry Spotlight interview where I talk about the collection here.

And further online reviews:

My poetry pamphlet The Long Woman (Pighog Press) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award 2012.

“An explorer of psychological depths, with an elegant gift for the perfect word, Gann is an exciting talent offering the reader a wonderfully uncanny treat.” Abi Curtis

“Evocative, brooding, steeped in shadow and rhythms… [at times Gann] appears brave and eloquent, and — more than this — challenging.” Niall Campbell

“This is wonderful writing: rich but economical; expansive but precise; subtle and powerful.” Ross Cogan