“For the Sheer Hell of Living”

Poetry by Michael Glover.

“Sad, wry and humourous poems assembled from fragments of seeing, thinking and reading. The first book-length collection of poetry in more than a decade from one of arts and literature reviewers” The Economist.

“Michael Glover’s lines unspool gravely and efficiently with few commas, like waves that know they are on the way to some place but without making much fuss about it. They can be piercingly sad and hilariously wry, sometimes at the same time, as: ‘Someone loses the midge swat. / Many glasses are raised.’ – this from a poem called ‘Few things happen’. Few things happen here, true, but those that do are tremendously important even when tiny. Michael Glover is a major find.”


Michael Glover – The Sheer Hell of Living
His first major collection for a decade—£9.

The Sadness of Animals

by Philip Morre


Five Poets: Old World Books poetry pamphlets

First Series

1. Michael Glover – A Faint Dusting of Blue Hair
2. Philip Morre – Five Poems
3. Alan Jones – Roadside Observations
4. Jennifer Maier – What It’s Like
5. Monica Pavani – Angeli Muti

Second Series

6. Patrick McGuinness – Montr?al
7. Danni Antonello – Storia Moderna
9. Crispin Elsted – Five Poems from ‘A Pastoral Catalogue’
10. Janet Fisher – Chopsticks
11. Marius Kociejowski – Sparrows

Third Series

12. Claudio Grisancich – Hic et Nunc
13. John Fuller – Five New Poems
14. Jason Heroux – Black Coffee
15. Moira Egan – Bar-Napkin Sonnets

Special Numbers

8. Guy Goffette – Pavots
16. Severino Bacchin, Alessandro Berton, Jason Heroux, Alan Jones,
Philip Morre, Enrico Palandri

– Campionario, a Sampler for National Poetry Day 2008

€2 each