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the myth of this is that we're all in this together
Nick Mulgrew

68pp
200x130mm
RRP: R140

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"Excellent. [Mulgrew] is distinguished by his concern with the musicality of language [and] the echoing in looser structures of more formal verse. [A] writer who capably handles a wide range of tones, styles and techniques." (Stanzas)

"A quieter voice [...] sometimes a little world-weary, always conscious of the gap between speaking and being heard [...] Mulgrew has a fine ear for the different registers of language that express whole worlds of feeling." (Chimurenga Chronic)

"Quirky and playful. [A] wry satire at the expense of contemporary culture." (City Press)

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Equal parts flippant and plaintive, Nick Mulgrew’s first collection of poems, the myth of this is that we’re all in this together, is a three-part meditation on the ways in which people lose trust in each other, their communities, and themselves. Experimentally laced with monologue, anecdote and truism, these 32 self-aware, diary-esque poems languish in the small sadnesses and frayings of a terminally uncertain society in a socially-mediated age.

Nick Mulgrew was born in Durban in 1990 to British parents.  Raised in uMhlanga and Auckland, he currently lives in Cape Town, where he works as a writer and as the publisher of uHlanga Press. 

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