[Happenstance:] – Duncan MacKay


B Format (UK), paperback, 84pp

ISBN 978-1-912616-07-7

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What happens happens, whether it’s the political madness of 2016 when most of these poems were written, or the way the words fall (or fail to fall) on to the page. If anything, [Happenstance:] is a journal; if anything else, it’s a random mix of action and reflection. As Charles Bernstein puts it: “the poem said in any other way is not the poem.” So it is with [Happenstance:] in which, in the words of ‘Sit Crooked Think Straight’: “writing follows its own bloodied nose.”


[Happenstance:] – Duncan MacKay © 2020