Iain Sinclair


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Postcards from the 7th Floor

Iain Sinclair

Publication Date: October 7, 2010

$9.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 978-1906309121


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 artist’s book from the other. It features 28 poems and 2 prose pieces by Sinclair and 26 high-fidelity reproductions of Grime’s images.