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.
"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