Silent But Dudley: Black Country Blues - Steven Pratt

Silent But Dudley: Black Country Blues Paperback – December 25, 2017

This book collects straight ahead prose with go-on-then poetry, directly inspired by Dudley, Stourbridge, Lye, Brierley Hill, and the West Midlands of England. Edited in Amsterdam, 2017 and Montevideo January 2018. The project started in 2005 shortly after I protested the closure of Brierley Hill swimming baths and soon after those at Closeley.

The dubious nature of these closures forced me to question other similar projects. In just over a decade, it seemed as if the privatization process was consuming an entire country, spawning an end-to-end shopping complex crammed full of needless shite.

Shopping malls, swimming baths, Brexit, fake news, friends who passed, international finance capitalism, immigration, rivers, a conspiracy of spies, racism, death, facebook, trolls, left/right politics, and sadly not Mark E Smith are some subjects expounded upon. All I am saying is give thought a dance.

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