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Outside The All Stars

Outside The All Stars

by Jonathan Asser

...it's fascinating, beautifully described. The work bursts with profoundly observed detail, long winding sentences leading us through the greasy spoons and seedy side streets of London life.... He's clever, funny and compassionate.

The Slab 2, 2005

...cinematic narratives that strut along on a pentameter beat, with an eye for low-life urban detail...

Magma 30, Oct 2004

The world of Jonathan Asser exists in the corners and crannies of London's cafés, barbers, gaols, take-aways, tower blocks and fleshpots. Like other poets who have come to the page via the stage, he has retained the bravura of performance within these mostly formal, pacy and filmic narratives. Sometimes voyeuristic, sometimes nihilistic, often very funny, it's hard to pin down the ingredients of influence in his tasty recipe.,

Roddy Lumsden

Paperback
62 pages

ISBN 1 900072 71 8
Published October 2003