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Josiah Morgan is a 17-year-old poet from New Zealand. ‘Inside the Castle’ is his first book.

I watch you fry a lamb and
I want you to slam your hand on the element,
to slam your
hand on the element so
hard that when you jerk off you
feel intense third degree burns I want you
so hard that I can set fire to your cock and
I want you …
Paperback, 44 pages
Published January 24th 2019 by Amphetamine Sulphate
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James
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Most modern poetry written by young people these days strikes me as depressingly uninspired, not only in terms of subject matter but also in mode of expression: so many of their poetic pastilles just resemble bloodless self-help brochures or bland empowerment pamphlets, less interested in artistry and more interested in virtue-signaling. If Kafka was right when he said that books should be like an axe for the frozen sea within us, then these modern poetry books of which I speak are very blunt to ...more
Eric Cloutier
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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As transcendent as it is scabbed and earthen, Josiah Morgan's inimitable poembook brings to light the inherent suffering in adolescence/life in this deeply uncaring series of times we have been reared into. Do not miss this! I highlyyyy recommend this work. ...more
Adam Hudson
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent first book where the numerous images and references felt familiar and alien at the same time. Will definitely revisit in the near future.
Kevin Svartvit
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
The first one out of the AS catalog that didn’t manage to convince me. I see the intent and understand how it would appeal to some but can’t come to terms with it myself. Where I enjoy the fractured nature of most of the AS offerings this just is so scattered and deconstructed it takes away from the emotive aspects of the text. Some clever wordplay to be found here but beyond that it didn’t offer me much.
Shinminmetroskyline
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not sure i understood it, though i seem to have a better grasp on its linguistical delightments after watching the author + frend perform it as a piece of stand-up poetry/performance art. will defo have to revisit if i can find my copy
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Josiah Morgan was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2001. He believes in the power of words to cast spells.

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