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too ok by Colin Herd

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too ok Colin Herd BlazeVOX books

 'Colin Herd's 'too ok' is a treasure trove of razzle-dazzle stylings, superfine wit, charismatic discretion, and a vacuuming tenderness. Herd's gift for words is exquisite and adventurous and armed to the teeth, and these poems are its perfect measurements.'

—Dennis Cooper



‘Colin Herd is invincible in lemon, wants to be famous in two years—à la Charles Henri Ford—and his dad dresses like Roland Barthes.  He’s not scared to introduce Simple Minds to Schopenhauer, nod to Oulipian lists, or throw in ‘old .at’ puns with real ones:  ‘4 Lorne Street.’  That’s not a joke.  Colin’s words, not mine (the poems are so engaging, and rooted in the poet’s life, that you feel able to use his forename).  This playful first collection is a faux-real wide-eyed stare at the normal and the uncanny in everyday life. Herd evokes Brautigan when he writes ‘crumple this.’  Don’t.  At least, read it first.’


—nick-e melville, author of selections and dissections (Otoliths 2010)


Colin Herd was born in Stirling, Scotland in 1985. His poems and reviews have appeared in journals and zines such as 3:AM, Chroma, Gutter, Shampoo and Mirage #4/Period[ical]. He currently lives in Edinburgh, where he co-edits the poetry magazine anything anymore anywhere.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 62 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-049-1

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