Dear Friends,

I'm pleased to send you a new poem from Caroline Knox.


The Sun Also Rises

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, What Color

Is Your Parachute?, Can You Forgive Her? Bury

My Heart at Wounded Knee, Who Will Run

the Frog Hospital? Whose Body? Call Me

by My Rightful Name, My Wars Are Laid Away

in Books, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are

Dead, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Peace Breaks Out,

All's Well That Ends Well, Let's Eat Right

to Keep Fit, I Am a Camera, Let the Great

World Spin, Horton Hears a Who, The Lady's

Not for Burning, Love's Labour's Lost,

Tell Me a Riddle, Shelley Gave Jane a

Guitar, Isn't It Romantic? Sing Out!


Caroline's most recent publications are To Drink Boiled Snow (Wave Books, 2015), Nine Worthies (Wave Books, 2010), and Flemish (Wave Books, 2013). Her book with 500 Places is available here. She has said: "I like to include together in a poem, as much as I possibly can, things that don’t belong there, and make a kind of context for them. And... have fanciness right next to imbecility. And have prosaic next to something sublime. And I also like to have a lot of objects in my poems. So, I’m very interested in the process of making a poem, and not interested at all in making an idea clear to the reader."

For those of you in Amsterdam this week, a reminder that there are readings coming up tomorrow and Friday:

Thursday 25th May
Ishion Hutchinson and
Valzhyna Mort @ The Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, 19.30

Sandberg Series #07
Entrance: 5 Euro or 3 Euro (concession).
Please let us know if you would like to attend and we can arrange a ticket for you. Check out the Facebook event here.


Friday 26th May
Ishion Hutchinson and
Valzhyna Mort @ Perdu, Amsterdam
Doors open: 19:30
Start: 20:00
(tickets available here)

Entrance: 9 / 6 euro (discount) / free for We Are Public-leden (reservations must be made beforehand).

We do hope to see you!
All my very best,


Fivehundred Places Press


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Paul Elliman's Dead Scissors appear on each book cover.