‘Peneloping’ by Amy Hollowell


-Reviewed by Suzannah Evans

 Amy Hollowell‘s Peneloping is published by Corrupt Press, a small press based in Paris. For the most part they publish work in English by writers from non-Anglophone countries. Director Dylan Harris’ mission statement on the press’s website  is encouraging; ‘Those poetry sects…I don’t care for them. I do care for interesting poetry, high quality poetry, from anywhere. I do care for different poetry, doing things well I’ve not seen done before. I do care for traditional poetry, doing the same again, very well indeed. I want to be excited by poetry’.

It is fair to call Amy Hollowell’s pamphlet ‘exciting’ by any standards. Short even for a pamphlet at a mere 19 pages and delightfully produced, the contents are somewhere between Harris’s definitions of the different and the traditional, but both are achieved.

The influence of James Joyce is evident in this collection even…

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