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This fictional journey through the Canning quarter of Liverpool was sent to us by Kenn. Alongside wistful, finely-tuned drawings by Natalie Hughes, Canning presents a selection of Kenn’s poetry and prose from the last couple of years, bestowing a fresh mythology on the Georgian streets which characterise the area. Rather than a literal representation of the district, however, Kenn classes his work as “psychogeography” — evoking a sense of place, rather than reproducing it exactly. Look out for the Banksy rat at the top of Duke Street, and a sardonic exchange with the ghost of John Lennon. It’s a good approach to storytelling, and an interesting exploration of place. Forgive the odd purple tinge that crept in when I scanned the cover.



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This entry was posted on January 16, 2012 by in Zine Reviews and tagged .
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