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Postcards from the 7th Floorby: Iain Sinclair
Publication Date: October 2010
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A remarkable collaboration in poetry and drawing, Postcards from the 7th Floor documents the stories and characters that gather around Marine Court, a huge modernist residential block overlooking the ocean at St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Boasting both Grimes playful yet meticulous images, and the mesmerizing psychogeographic beat-poetry of the finest literary stylist of his generation, Postcards from the 7th Floor conjures the lost souls and hidden tales which accumulate in the shadow of a fading hymn to the sun.
Sinclair and Grimes provide different twists on the same real-life stimuli. From bizarre newspaper headlines to oddly-clad drunks wandering the shore, this is the forgotten British coastline at its most vivid and challenging.
Stunningly designed by Aneel Kalsi, the publication reads as a poetry book from one cover and an artists book from the other. It features 28 poems and 2 prose pieces by Sinclair and 26 high-fidelity reproductions of Grimes images.
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