Reviewer Jackie Law at Never Imitate has made Lou ham: RAS one of her poetry books of 2018, her other top choice is Recipe for being a Woman by Hermione Cameron (Ampersand Publishing). You can see all Jackie's choices here. You can read Jackie's review of Lou ham: RAS here.
on Lou Ham . . .
"Intrigue, incision and intricacy — Hawkins’ controlled and lickety-split ‘Lou Ham’ makes a ticker-tape parade of the cut-up technique" - Eley Williams
"This is an incisive body of work. Paul Hawkins has stripped back appropriated text with precision to create a narrative sequence that exposes with ironic finesse the way we squander resources in pursuit of meaningless moments of entertainment and sport.”
- Clive Birnie
Buy a copy here Lou Ham: Racing Anthropocene Statements £4.25 + postage worldwide
Published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe Lou Ham:RAS was initially created from radio transcripts between Lewis Hamilton & his Mercedes pit crew during the F1 season of 2015-16 & an article by Mike Hulme; Why we disagree about climate change (Carbon Yearbook). The texts then processed by various digital means (Markov Text Generator & the Oulipean N+7 Machine, via The Spoonbill generator) & then cut-up, cut-up, cut-up & edited. If you'd like to support what I do, buy a book, or you can always buy me a coffee, or better still, become a Hesterglock Patreon.
"This is protest poetry that immerses the reader in the glittery, grubby world of wealth generation and its transient frontmen. Racing pollutes not just the planet but its participants. A challenging, persuasive read."
- Jackie Law
Never Imitate/Jackie Law reviewed Lou Ham: RAS read it in full here
April 28: DW BRISTOL CITIES & LOU HAM:RAS double launch @ Rough Trade Records, Bristol 2.30pm FREE
w/ Sarer Scotthorne / David Turner / Vik Shirley / Clive Birnie / Lizzie Turner / Paul Hawkins
+ RT records, books, CD's + coffee, tea, beer, soft drinks etc
BUY DW Bristol Cities pamphlet (contains work by all readers) & Lou Ham:RAS
Cover Design: Victoria Brown
Cover art: choke by Steve Ryan
A Dostoyevsky Wannabe Original
DW - 400