TAKE A DEEP BREATH by Ian Mullins
About Ian Mullins
The author of curious tomes for curious times, Ian Mullins was dredged from the river Mersey then swiftly anchored to the shore just below the tideline. Inspired by the junk that beaches all around him, he writes as an alternative to firing off flares, while grimly hanging on to a job as a non-key-worker in the NHS.
In spare seconds he reads the stories of Ramsey Campbell and Thomas Ligotti and faces the music of Peter Hammill, Annette Peacock, Messiaen and Steve Lacy. He owns seven face masks and drinks far too much tea.
Masks And Shadows (2019)
Number 1 Red (2017)
Almost Human (2017)
Laughter in the Shape of a Guitar (2015)
The Dog Outside the Palace Gates (2011)
Paperback, 148 x 210mm, 68 pages
'Take a Deep Breath' is for everyone who's short of breath.
Ian Mullins writes:
'Breath is the first fruit we all taste, the apple so sweet that every other fruit is tainted by its absent memory. We only remember how quickly it became daily bread, swallowed without thought until circumstances deny us the birth-right we never question: the right to take another bite. Less a human right than a sacred rite, a sacrifice to a breathless god we bless at every breath.
These are poems written in, and from, the margins. They look for despair but only stumble over hope. What could be more hopeful than taking a deep breath? And more hopeless. Your last breath is already waiting for you to breathe it. The only issue is how we live and love until its last kiss, when Eden makes an Adam of us all.
Taking a deep breath is the easy part...'
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