Poetry. Iain Sinclair was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. After training at the London School of Film Technique, he published his poetry in his own Albion Village Press. His early verse shows the influence of the Beats and the Black Mountain School of poets. THE FIREWALL is a return to his small press roots, and includes a selection of “hidden” works from 1979-2006. “Not even The Thousand Handed Giant could easily turn over all the poems and open half of the portals of intelligence in this book. THE FIREWALL is not a protective or defensive wall, it is one of the cliffs of Blake’s and Coleridge’s Albion sweeping against the walls of Everywhere. On this side of the waters, it spreads itself over the peaks of San Francisco with Brythonic and luminous intelligence. This is the landscape of another realm. We are walking over a raw and smoking surface filled with surprises. All around are the possibilities of lost tribes quietly bustling in the shadows. THE FIREWALL edges towards being a world rather than paper and pages. This is a rare jewel”–Michael McClure.
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