Release Date: June 2012
David Chislett’s debut poetry collection, For You Or Someone Like You consists of 90 poems showcasing Chislett’s range and depth of emotion, subject matter and style in a taut and visceral collection of verse.
The poems in For You Or Someone Like You were all drawn from an 18 month period when Chislett was posting a poem a day on popular social media site, Facebook. None of the poems published on the site were re-worked or edited in anyway, merely published straight from Chislett’s imagination to Facebook. From nearly over four hundred poems, this collection of 90 was drawn.
A lengthy editing process ensued, involving editorial work initially under the guidance of Andrew Miller and latterly of Rory Bester. The result is a dense collection of modern verse that tackles what it means to be alive in the 21st century in South Africa. Chislett’s poetry is dense, tense and image rich. In contrast to his visual prose style, the poems are often lean, short affairs that punch straight to the heart with simple emotive power.
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Once launched, Chislett will be touring the book with an accompanying Spoken Word/Story Telling live show where he will perform some of the work, both musically and vocally and tell the story of his journey from beginning to write until publishing this book.
About The Author
David Chislett is better known as a prose and non-fiction writer thanks to his previous publishing record. In 2001 he created the Urban Series of short fiction which ran to 3 volumes. In 2009 he published A Body Remembered, a collection of short stories. In 20120 he published 1,2,1,2: A Step By Step Guide To The SA Music Industry. Chislett has grown up as a writer in the South African entertainment business. He has worked as a print and online journalist, TV script writer (he was the script writer on the SAFTA award winning Jam Sandwich 2011 season), Radio and film as well as publishing and music. He is well known as a speaker and trainer, facilitating corporate work and public facing education initiatives aimed at artists. He lives in Linden, Johannesburg and is currently writing a novel.
For You Or Someone Like You• ISBN: 978-0-620-51116-2•Soft-cover•Portrait: 148 x 210 mm•98pages
Retail price: R120.00
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