Contained – My first solo book release!

Contained Cover

Some more exciting news! My first solo book, Contained, is out now through Hesterglock Press. You can buy the book from this link here for £10 (plus packing and postage) or alternatively, £4 for a pdf version. Though, if you know me you can buy a signed copy from me for £10.

Contained is a multi-media project which straddles art forms. Through prose poetry, essay-writing, visual poems and audio recordings it explores the themes of class and mental health – in terms of both the author’s lived experience and a wider discussion. The text and images in book form are accompanied by a QR code which links to the audio elements via a SoundCloud page. The audio is integral to the book, with all parts together forming a multi-sensory experience.

A little bit of praise for the book (and me):

David Turner writes of an experience of being an observer whilst trapped in four walls, where there is no universal or consistent idea of distress; where time expands and living space is reduced to distressed inhabitants and ultra-ordinary objects. – Melissa Lee-Houghton

Wry, chilling, lyrical: in this visceral and vital piece of work [Contained], Turner examines intimacies and violences with urgency and alacrity. – Eley Williams

Contained is incredible. Wonderful. Heart-stopping. It will be one of the books of this, any year. You need it in your life. – Rishi Dastidar

I’ve got three UK book launches lined up so far which you can read about here. Copies of the book will also be for sale at these events.

If you do get a copy of the book I’d love to know what you think of it.

David xx

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