Joshua Calladine-Jones is our most exciting young poet. Born in Greater Manchester, England. He is the literary-critic-in-residence for Prague Writers’ Festival and his work has appeared internationally in a number of  journals, including Minor Literature[s], The Stinging Fly, The Anarchist Library, 3:AM, The Hong Kong Review of Books, and The Gravity of The Thing, as well as at Literární.cz in translation to Czech.

His new pamphlet deconstructions [dekonstrukce] completes the acclaimed Constructions sequence. Presented in two distinct parts – the first captures the fractured syntax of the overheard and the everyday, the second a fascinating lyrical vision

The second pamphlet in the sequence reconstructions [reconstrukce]  elaborated the project that began in constructions where voices from the everyday speak through a second-hand language and are confronted with their own lives & the poet explores a borderline confessional form, expanding towards a collective experience during times of global uncertainty.

constructions [konstrukce] marked the beginning of this acclaimed sequence and is an exciting and entertaining sequence of poetry that challenges our ways of communicating, spoken and written. In three distinct poetic movements, the question of certainty in our daily language is opened up.

 

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listen to josh reading from the constructions sequence

by Joshua Calladine-Jones

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deconstructions [dekonstrukce] – joshua calladine-jones

marking the culmination of Joshua Calladine-Jones’ acclaimed sequence, this engaging, informative new collection is presented in two distinct parts – the first captures the fractured syntax of the overheard and the everyday, the second a fascinating lyrical vision

 

 

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reconstructions [rekonstrukce] – joshua calladine-jones

In this pamphlet the project that began in Constructions is elaborated. Voices from the everyday speak through a second-hand language and are confronted with their own lives. In the second section of the pamphlet Restorations the poet explores a borderline confessional form that expands towards a collective experience during times of global uncertainty.

In these poems and reconstructed lyrics we witness a stunning endeavour to restore life beyond its mechanics.

Zein Sa’dedin

 

 

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ISBN 978-1-904551-70-6

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constructions [konstrukce] – joshua calladine-jones

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Discarding the dirty undergarments of English,
Joshua Calladine-Jones offers a new taste:
“Continuous like stars falling, flies in a glass of
milk.” A slippery diving board for the undercurrents
of language in a New Stone Age.

                                                                                    Michael March

The poems in this sometimes surreal and experimental pamphlet were influenced by the conditions of the pandemic, with its renewed focus on video-conferencing and other forms of digital technology. Konstrukce is a Czech word, meaning construction and the poetry is assembled from fragments, sentences noted down during online conversations with speakers who use English as a second-hand language, replete with faults, slips, and narratives both intentional and accidental. There are distortions, too, in the sequences, where the poet uses a technique of retranslation to revise literary form, using his own poetic discipline to create a justly memorable pamphlet.