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Mick Guffan - The Prickish Smell of Unwanted Cum - Tangerine Press
Mick Guffan - The Prickish Smell of Unwanted Cum - Tangerine Press
  • One edition: 12 numbered copies

A small selection of poems, some previously unpublished, from the late Mick Guffan (1953-2006).

Each copy includes a scrap of newspaper with Guffan's signature (one of only 42 such scraps found at his bedside).

Guffan's take on the enigma of love.

Some of these poems first appeared in Eclipse, The Penniless Press, The Reater.

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20 pages. Format approx. 6"/150mm wide x 300mm/12" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Recycled Cairn almond stiff card covers; front cover artwork embossed in black. Heritage book white and Fabriano Bio Prima off-white text paper; Minereaux 'natural' (copies 1-6) and fuschia (copies 7-12) endpapers. These waxy endpapers have a distressed, leathery, parchment appearance.

A small selection of poems, some previously unpublished, from the late Mick Guffan (1953-2006).

Each copy includes a scrap of newspaper with Guffan's signature (one of only 42 such scraps found at his bedside).

Guffan's take on the enigma of love.

Some of these poems first appeared in Eclipse, The Penniless Press, The Reater.

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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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