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Simon Sweetman – blogger, reviewer, podcaster, and author of "On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand’s Pop Classics", releases his first poetry collection, "The Death of Music Journalism". Simon’s been writing poems since he was first listening to bands on his Walkman, but then he started sharing them via social media and open mic nights. Word got around and he was a sleeper ...more
Paperback, 1st, 107 pages
Published October 2020 by The Cuba Press
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James Robinson
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don’t really read poetry, but I got through this twice. This book is full of heart, humor and insight, all packed into off-kilter stories and weird yarns that hit in many different ways.

The twist is: it’s not really about music, it’s about how the music sits under and weaves through a life. I’m never surprised when Simon has a great eye for culture and knowledge of music, I was surprised to be both genuinely moved and amused by his observations of family and life.

This is a good one. Recommende
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Simon Sweetman
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
My favourite first book of poems I've ever written. ...more
Jimmy Jones
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quite unlike any book of poetry I’ve read. Simon has a uniquely engaging style. At times comical, at times insightful, at times emotional and always musical
Denver Grenell
May 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Witty, heartfelt, nostalgic, musical, smartass poetry from Wellington wordsmith Simon Sweetman. The way he can take a story about getting in a fight at an Eric Clapton concert & make it about family is an example of what he accomplishes here. A life filtered through music & memory. These poems will make you want to put on your favourite album, make a mixtape & give your Dad a call to say gidday.
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