a 20th anniversary edition with a foreword by peter finch.
cardiff cut is witty, obscene, defiant;
an anarchic joycean monologue steeped in the city of cardiff.
neither truth nor fiction
taken from real life or what seemed for an instant
‘innovative, hilarious, exhilarating, remarkably astute... delivered with a sandpaper sense of humour this frantic, sometimes savage eruption of chaos & poetry will leave you exhausted... truly unique... great stuff!’ – melanie daley, the big issue
‘some of the best dialect writing in these islands, ever’ – niall griffiths, the guardian
‘a torrent of language fuels a narrative in & around the raw ends of cardiff. well-paced, bundles of charm & humour, an ear for language. this is robson’s best work, an extended prose poem in the beat tradition. he is now a writer of achievement.’ – david daddy, tears in the tence
‘with cardiff cut robson confirms an important reputation as an authentic & original voice, able to deliver streetwise power punches with the deceptive subtlety of true ringcraft. a night to remember... it’s a tonsil-ripping cocktail of a book. down it in one!’ – john harrison, new welsh review
[author photo credit: © catherine fletcher 2021]
lloyd robson is a cardiff-born welsh writer and text artist based in virginia, usa. he is responsible for the books city&poems (blackhat, 1995), letter from sissi (blackhat, 1997), cardiff cut (parthian, 2001), bbboing! & associated weirdness (parthian, 2003), and oh dad! a search for robert mitchum (parthian, 2008). he also created the sense of city road ffoto-poetry montage (blackhat, 2000).