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Will Eaves

Will Eaves

Will Eaves most recent book, The Absent Therapist, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2014 and will be published in Australia by Penguin later this year.

'Silverflash' a poem by Will Eaves

February 2009, no. 308 01 February 2009
Not since I was four or five at mostand in the first of many striped tee-shirtshave I been this close to the flavour of safety.I’m walking into town again, the child of hills.You bought me fish and chips for lunch, my ownadult portion because I asked for it, in Evans’stiled restaurant, the Alhambra of takeaways. ... (read more)

'Barroco' a new poem by Will Eaves

May 2015, no. 371 28 April 2015
If I were to write down a listof everything I miss I’d missthe most important thing,an irregular pearl. Not gifts –books on corvids, Wild Lone,‘Ballad of Gordon, Alpha Cock,who clawed to death a foxand Bedlington terrier’ – or this ... (read more)

'100,000,000 ad', a new poem by Will Eaves

December 2010–January 2011, no. 327 08 June 2011
The Captain’s keen to explore, go deeper, Take core samples, measure astronomical tilt. He says the clues are down there and the truth; Our forebears, numerously well-preserved, Point to the paradox of their success: death Learnt from them and wore a cunning face. We throng the younger layers of sediment, Lie curled in the embrace of great forests That overran new land, perished, grew back. A ... (read more)