Billy Childish

The Uncorrected - selected poems with original woodcut

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192 pages. Format approx. 7"/170mm wide x 10"/240mm tall. Acid-free white card covers and text paper; full colour title page; acid-free endpapers. Printed & bound in England. ISBN: 978-1-910691-09-0

signed and numbered 46 of 50 first editions with woodcut

"...the individuality of Childish will shock and abuse the reader."
— taken from Dr Umber's lively introduction.

"Critics want you to get in your box and shut up. That’s why they don’t like it that I’m a writer, musician and painter. That’s totally unacceptable to their small minds."
— Billy Childish

Drawn from over 70 collections of poetry, The Uncorrected Billy Childish was first published in 2009 as a ‘Penguin Art Edition’ by L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, in tandem with handbound, limited editions by Tangerine Press. Penguin’s lawyers intervened, insisting that all paperbacks were destroyed, resulting in an infamous book burning event in central London in 2010. The limited editions are long out-of-print and swapping hands for large sums on the collectors’ market. Unusually for Mr Childish, The Uncorrected... has been broken down into themed sections (Love & Sex; Abuse & Forgiveness; Emotional Secretions, etc).

Fully updated, revised with previously unpublished new poems.

Chosen with an introduction by Dr Albirt Umber.

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The Uncorrected - selected poems with original woodcut

Billy Childish

The Uncorrected - selected poems with original woodcut