Unremember / Joel Auterson

Unremember is steeped in the landscape of home. Of early memories, and endings that cannot be resolved by a Pokemon Centre. In these poems, mountains, rivers and dirt are set in opposition to London’s bright spots as selves of various ages gather on the page.

Joel Auterson unpicks nostalgia and loneliness, illness and modern masculinity with the delicate hand of a heart surgeon. David Bowie sings out from a lighthouse as men cry in posh coffee shops. Beautifully sensitive poems alternate with Auterson’s show-stopping ‘clunks’ in a book that will stay in your head long after the reading is done.

“Joel’s collection is a wise, youthful, solemn, playful, nostalgic wormhole. A joy to fall into. Expect bright streaks and dark scraps of memory and for gods to be made, lost and chased up mountains.”  Katie Bonna

“Auterson’s work is shot through with insight and tenderness, as brave in formal innovation as it is in disclosure and soul. These are poems of how we form our consciousness from pop culture and ancient wisdom, yearning and loss and, ultimately, how we survive. A wonderful debut collection.”  Luke Kennard