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mick guffan • inner london buddha • small format chapbook

Mick Guffan - Inner London Buddha - chapbook - Tangerine Press
Mick Guffan - Inner London Buddha - chapbook - Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 50 numbered copies

A small selection of never-before-seen poetry by the late Mick Guffan (1953-2006). Published September 2013, to celebrate the launch of the second Tooting Free Press newspaper.

It is a little known fact that, towards the end of his life, Guffan became increasingly interested in buddhism to help come to terms with his chaotic lifestyle. In addition to the title poem, this chapbook contains haiku sequences reflecting on his experiences with heroin and the painkilling opioid Tramadol.

PLEASE NOTE:
These poems have been revised and reprinted in Inner London Buddha: Selected Poems 1999-2006.

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8 pages. Format approx.120mm/5" wide x 170mm/7" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Somerset Velvet Newsprint stiff covers; front cover artwork embossed in orange; Heritage book white archival quality text paper; Canson Mi-Tientes strawberry (first 25 copies) and burst orange (copies 26-50) endpapers. Please note this is a smaller format release to the usual, taller Sick Fly chaps.

A small selection of never-before-seen poetry by the late Mick Guffan (1953-2006). Published September 2013, to celebrate the launch of the second Tooting Free Press newspaper. It is a little known fact that, towards the end of his life, Guffan became increasingly interested in buddhism to help come to terms with his chaotic lifestyle. In addition to the title poem, this chapbook contains haiku sequences reflecting on his experiences with heroin and the painkilling opioid Tramadol.

No ISBN has been issued at the request of The Estate of Mick Guffan.

These poems have been revised and reprinted in Inner London Buddha: Selected Poems 1999-2006.

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Mick Guffan (1953-2006) was born in An Sciobairín, Cork, Ireland, the youngest of five brothers. He came to England at the age of 18, working variously as a taxi driver, airplane cleaner and finally as a carpenter. He died at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London on 14th June 2006, his body set about by nervous exhaustion following a gun shot wound.

In addition to chapbooks in the Sick Fly Series, previous publications by Mr Guffan via Tangerine Press include Inner London Buddha, Stupor's Chain and The Bastard Brother.

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