A Shopping Mall on Mars By Patrick Chapman
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Many of the poems in A Shopping Mall on Mars, Patrick Chapman's fourth collection, take a wry and satirical look at the dangerous new world in which we find ourselves, looking back with a certain nostalgia at the relative innocence of the nuclear age. Others offer compassionate yet unsparing insights into death, madness and childhood. A few speculate with science-fictional clarity on the kind of future we might be heading towards. This is work of the finest order from one of the most original Irish poets of the last two decades.
Prasie for Patrick Chapman
“Patrick Chapman is one of the very best Irish poets born in the last 40 years. His work probes vast and intimate spaces most contemporary Irish writing avoids—the creepy intersection between science, sex, spectacle and the uncanny. If Cronenberg and Lynch were to have a child (and in some film-possible world they might) he would write poetry and be called Patrick Chapman. You avoid him at your cool-quotient peril.”
— Todd Swift
“A consistently interesting writer.”
— Dermot Bolger, for Burning the Bed
“The wonderfully titled Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights is a magnificent collection by a poet who is firing on all cylinders.”
— Philip Casey
· Paperback: 74 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound Binding
· Size: 6.33" x 10.25"
· ISBN: 0-9759227-6-9