Sunday, 10 January 2010

A Scattering


Christopher Reid has won the Costa Poetry Prize with A Scattering (Areté Books), which was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize and is currently on the T. S. Eliot Prize shortlist. Last year Christopher also published The Song of Lunch (with CBe) and A Box of Tricks for Anna Zyx (with Ondt & Gracehoper, his own imprint). There’s a rich abundance here, and the word scattering aptly describes Christopher’s preferred methods of publishing and distribution, which involve broadcasting the books with a generous sweep of his arm to friends and followers new and old. Christopher has been a loyal friend of CBe since the beginning, and the Costa is news that warms the cockles.