Surge



Surge Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2019 Jay Bernard s extraordinary debut is a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive an enquiry into the New Cross Fire of 1981, a house fire at a birthday party in south London in which thirteen young black people were killed.Dubbed the New Cross Massacre , the fire was initially believed to be a racist attack, and the indifference with which the tragedy was met by the state triggered a new era of race relations in Britain.Tracing a line from New Cross to the towers of blood of the Grenfell fire, this urgent collection speaks with, in and of the voices of the past, brought back by the incantation of dancehall rhythms and the music of Jamaican patois, to form a living presence in the absence of justice.A ground breaking work of excavation, memory and activism both political and personal, witness and documentary Surge shines a much needed light on an unacknowledged chapter in British history, one that powerfully resonates in our present moment. Download Surge – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Surge
  • Jay Bernard
  • English
  • 15 September 2018
  • 1784742619

12 thoughts on “Surge

  1. Trudie says:

    Surgewas available from my library as a downloadable audiobook and since this is my only option for borrowing books at the moment I took the leap Read by the author, Jay Bernard, this turned out to be the ideal method to absorb this book of poetry I let the calming cadences of the authors voice wash over me for an hour and appreciated it took some of the work out of reading the poetry for myself never one of my key skillsets It surely helps to have the poems that are songs, actually sungSurgewas available from my library as a downloadable audiobook and since this is my only option for borrowing books at the moment I took the leap Read by the author, Jay Bernard, this turned out to be the ideal method to absorb this book of poetry I let the calming cadences of the authors voice wash over me for an hour and appreciated it took some of the work out of reading the poetry for myself never one of my key skillsets It...

  2. Eric Anderson says:

    The question of how we should memorialize victims of injustice, those who ve been forgotten or those whose stories can t ever be known is a difficult one Jay Bernard writes a powerful introduction to their book of poetry Surge explaining how they conducted research into the 1981 New Cross Fire which was also called the New Cross Massacre and claimed the lives of 13 young people Many believed this was a racist attack and the reverberations of this unresolved case are still felt today especi The question of how we should memorialize victims of injustice, those who ve been forgotten or those whose stories can t ever be known is a difficult one Jay Bernard writes a powerful introduction to their book of poetry Surge explaining how they conducted research into the 1981 New Cross Fire which was also called the New Cross Massacre and claimed the lives of 13 young people Many believed this was a racist attack and the reverberations of this unresolved case are still felt today especially when there are eerily familiar new cases such as the Grenfell Tower fire Bernard s poems poignantly embody the spirit and voice of people involved in these incidents including family members in mourning, bystanders, protesters and even the victims themselves.Some poems reflecton Bernard s own personal experience to discuss issues to do with gender, sexuali...

  3. Jay Moran says:

    I take this January morning in my hands and wonder if it should go under London, England, Britain, British, Black British where to put the burning house, the child made ash, the brick in the back of the neck, the shit in the letter box and piss up the side of it I file it under fire, corpus, body, house.From the poem Ark pg.2 A harrowing and raw debut collection that explores the trauma of the New Cross Massacre and how it continues to reverberate through our society today through tragedies I take this January morning in my hands and wonder if it should go under London, England, Britain, British, Black British where to put the burning house, the child made ash, the brick in the back of the neck, the shit in the letter box and piss up the side of it I file it under fire, corpus, body, house.From the poem Ark pg.2 A harrowing and raw debut collection that explores the trauma of the New Cross Massacre and how it continues to reverberate through our society today through tragedies such as Grenfell There were so many poems in here that blew me away, but my favourite were two poems that work as a pair, and pages 13 and 14.There were some poems in Surge that I felt didn t fit in with the...

  4. Rebecca says:

    I read the first 20 pages Protest poems in various voices I enjoyed one in pidgin reminiscent of Kei Miller.

  5. Marc Nash says:

    The best poem was Sentence about the Grenfell Tower fire which eerily echoed the 1981 Deptford Fire that is the main focus of this collection I also found the poems in patois particularly good, read them aloud for full effect.

  6. Tania says:

    Not being much of a poetry appreciator though I keep trying I don t think it s fair for me to rate this officially There are a number outstanding, heartbreaking works, especially in the first half, that are obviously about the New Cross fire or it s aftermath In the latter ...

  7. Em Power says:

    britain s systemic racism is sickening.my favs in this book were apple, pem people and patois i also liked pride because us lgbts are epic.

  8. peg says:

    This book of poetry has been shortlisted for the 2020 Dylan Thomas award, a prize given to a writer under the age of 39 the year of Dylan s death Bernard takes the subject of the 1981 New Cross Fire and with the help of documents and ...

  9. Jacqui says:

    Beautiful, sad, uplifting, thought provoking

  10. Jess says:

    SURGE DYLAN THOMAS READ. I am haunted by this history but I also haunt it backI ordered Jay Bernard s book Surge because Max Porter said this I would have been lost this year as any other without poetry to cling to and travel with If I had to choose a single book of the year it would be Jay Bernard s Surge It is an extraordinary artistic and political achievement and one of the most important British books of the last decade Obviously I HAD to read this book and then lo and behold SURGE DYLAN THOMAS READ. I am haunted by this history but I also haunt it backI ordered Jay Bernard s book Surge because Max Porter said this I would have been lost this year as any other without poetry to cling to and travel with If I had to choose a single book of the year it would be Jay Bernard s Surge It is an extraordinary artistic and political achievement and one of the most important British books of the last decade Obviously I HAD to read this book and then lo and behold it was long listed for the Dylan Thomas prize Double whammy..Let me tell you a bit about Jay Bernard as I...

  11. Martha says:

    I m not a big fan of poetry, but this collection really stayed with me Jay Bernard undertook a lot of research into the New Cross House Fire of 1981, the aftermath and the links to the Grenfell atrocity I suspect a lot of the nuance and parallels will have gone over my head, but I found it to be powerful and bold not something I think I ve ever said about a poetry collection Huge congratulations must also go to the author for being longlisted for the 2020 Jhalak Prize which is how this coll I m not a big fan of poetry, but this collection really stayed with me Jay Bernard undertook a lot of research into the New Cross House Fire of 1981, the aftermath and the links to the Grenfell atrocity I suspect a lot of the nuance and parallels will have gone over my head, but I found it to be powerful and bold not something I think I ve ever said about a poetry collection Huge congratulations must also go to the author for being longlisted for...

  12. Andreas says:

    Such a strong collection with some really wonderful poetry Harbour was my favourite from the collection, and, frankly, the best poem I ve read in the last few months This is Jay Bernard s first collection and I would definitely readof their poetry.

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