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Dominic Berry & John Darwin Book Launch

Flapjack Press and Manchester Libraries invite you to the book launch of new poetry collections of two of Manchester’s finest.

John Darwin: Ultrasilence

From the provincial peccadilloes of Prestwich in Manchester to coffee houses and bars by the Bosporus in İstanbul, John Darwin explores life’s three stages of arriving, staying for a bit, and then leaving.
A poetic reflection on the ennui of the everyday, intermittent pleasures, and the quest to understand love and belonging from the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021 Best Spoken Word Performance Award winner.

Gets to grips with the parts of life we’d rather forget.” – Dave Morgan, Write Out Loud Co-founder

From early doors to last orders, John Darwin’s poetry leaves us drunk on its honesty and thirsty for more.” – Tony Walsh AKA Longfella, Poet

Dominic Berry: YES LIFE

“How can I be now?”
This is a book charting one journey from challenging times to friendship and joy. To euphoric excitement and blissful rest, from old He-Man toys, choose-your-own-adventure books, moving music in grin-packed pubs and fantastic festivals, sublime seaside solitude, and many different ways for a person to play.
“Love is who we are.”

“Rhythmic, vibrant, and gentle, Yes Life is a love letter to the many ways in which we get to see the world.” – Desree, spoken word poet & educator

“A homage to youth, to growth, and to growing up. Whether it be the Latin rhythms of the paperback dancefloor or the 8-Bit energy of the nineties, Berry comes in full force.” – Alex Vellis, poet


Content warning: Adult themes and language.