Day #20: The Year of the Hog: “Vertigo To Go” – Brendon Booth-Jones

Brendon Booth-Jones ‘Vertigo To Go’

Over the next few weeks we are celebrating all of the Poets and their Collections that we have published in 2020.

Today’s Collection is a debut from Brendon Booth-Jones, a brilliant young poet who brings attention to a slice of life that many will not have experienced. This is an incredible and special book in all departments and one that will truly stay with you.

Vertigo to Go is a timely and searing examination of the current state of the world, seen through the eyes of a young protagonist dealing with grief, addiction, loneliness and madness in the face of invasive technologies, vast systemic inequalities and environmental crisis.

Vertigo to Go is a lyrical hymn to the power of poetry to sublimate pain and fear into art that is unafraid to confront the problems of the world.

Vertigo to Go offers a fast-paced and arresting snapshot of adolescence, exploding at the same time any comfortably nostalgic remembrance of a youth culture haunted by a deluge of microplastics and escalating species extinction. Booth-Jones skilfully combines humour with a genuine sense of pathos about the current environmental crisis and multinational capitalism.

-Dr. Emelia Quinn, Co-editor of Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Vertigo To Go is a tender and intimate, but also visceral and thought-provoking, testament to Booth-Jones’ exquisite ability take us on a journey of growth and reflection. It will force you to confront parallels in your own lives, may even floor you with emotions you had not expected to feel, but will definitely leave you satisfied at the end.

-Dr. Cyren Wong, Founder of NatureTalksBack

The stage set in Vertigo to Go is NOW but the song is a timeless one. I hear my own voice in every line.

-Charlie Calder-Potts, creator of Singing Some Endless Song

About Brendon Booth-Jones

Brendon Booth-Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of Writer’s Block Magazine at the University of Amsterdam. Brendon’s photographs, poems and prose have appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic, Amaryllis, As It Ought To Be, Botsotso, The Blue Nib, The Bosphorus Review, Fly on the Wall, Ghost City Review, The Night Heron Barks, Odd Magazine, Otherwise Engaged, Peeking Cat, Scarlet Leaf Review, Zigzag and elsewhere. Vertigo to Go won the 2019 White Label Trois Competition. Find him on Facebook @brendonboothjoneswriter and Twitter @BrendonBoothJo1


Product details

  • Paperback : 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1913499251
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1913499259
  • Product Dimensions : 14.81 x 0.38 x 21.01 cm
  • Order Signed Copies direct from Brendon Booth-Jones  HERE


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