“Greg Thomas reimagines the concrete poem form in malleable liquid wax which echoes the flexuous lines on each object's surface.”
"The cuteness of the colours of these candles, the flame in a hand approaching a wick, and the language itself melts all those usual mantras that insist on meaning and lifts my arm hairs 'LI/KE/GHT'. I crinkle my nose in anticipation of the scent of a ‘votile / motile / teardrop." —Kimberly Campanello
"This is a book, not a candle, but I come away from it feeling as if I’ve held and studied the objects in it, and smelled their burning wax. From a candle marked 'TERRAFORM' which burns down to become 'A FORM', to one called 'sunless' which sits inside the eclipse of its own shadow, there’s imagination and a subtle wit everywhere — in the making of the objects and in all the ways the book finds of showing them in action. Precarious, funny and moving, Candle Poems is a perfect small monument, to candles, to the bees and to us."
Candle Poems by Greg Thomas
First edition of 100
148 x 210 mm
78 printed colour pages
Launched: 13 July 2023
Poem Atlas (London)
Candle Poems is a visual poetry eye candy featuring a series of object poems made out of wax from one of the most exciting visual poets today. Greg Thomas reimagines the concrete poem form in malleable liquid wax which echoes the flexuous lines on each object's surface. The collection includes a page-turning afterword by Colin Herd.