Waterloo Press

Simon Smith
Fifteen Exits (2001)

ISBN 1-902-731-07-7

The basic facts are these: born Redruth in 1961, brought up in smalltown Hertfordshire, educated at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

This is an exceptionally beautiful book, alternating expertly between the flaneur's quizzical intelligence and pure lyric. A mastery of pace has arranged the whole: where we see a ripple of change at every line yet every one is leisurely and contenting. Somehow the author has, by moving at exactly the same speed as the metropolitan vortex, managed to catch its glittering psychological possibilities and reduce them to a pattern. - Andrew Duncan

... breathtaking and very thrilling... 
Martin Booth, writer and novelist, shortlisted for the Booker Prize (1998), and editor of Ixion magazine

You're shooting from the hip like a fey New York hombre manqué. London has a lot to answer for. 
Anthony Mellors, poet and editor of fragmente: a journal of contemporary poetics

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