In addition to being a wrestler, Angus Sinclair is a photo-artist and a graduate of the Norwich College of Arts. He is currently studying for an MA in poetry at the University of East Anglia.
Another Use of Canvas is Angus’ pamphlet-length debut poetry collection which inducts the reader into the bizarre world of professional wrestling.
“The dusty, melancholy, savage, masque of professional wrestling is the subject here. The writer is himself a wrestler, but unlike most wrestlers, he is also a poet: a unique thing then, the wrestler-poet, furthermore an English wrestler-poet, writing about the body and about England in terms of wrestling, focusing on the ordinary inside the glamorous, the bruise inside the myth. The poems are elegant tributes to that part of the imagination where justice and retribution play themselves out on the skin. Muscle memory is folk memory here, a full, strange-yet-familiar, compelling world.”
— George Szirtes
Bell time: 6.30pm
Another Use of Canvas is the result of the Cafe Writers Norfolk Commission 2010, made possible with the kind support of Kate and Dominic Christian and published by Gatehouse Press Ltd.
Posted 10 years ago