Panic! by Stef Mo
The world is a confusing, terrifying, exciting, sexy, smelly place that makes simultaneously more and less sense the more time you spend in it. This collection of poems, poem-shaped rants, rant-shaped monologues, whimsical asides, imagined conversations, mutated anecdotes and existentially terrified howls at the moon is about as pure a manifestation of Stef Mo's (Stefan Mohamed) relationship with the world as you could hope to experience, short of piloting a miniaturised submarine directly into his brain. This, incidentally, will be the delivery mechanism for his second collection, except he'll be in the submarine and it'll be your brain.
Stef Mo is the performing poetry and miscellaneous noise version of writer Stefan Mohamed, like when you get Batman action figures in special situation-specific armour, like Underwater Ambush Batman or Parisian Subterfuge Batman, except with words. He was born in London but he's from Mid Wales, and now he lives in Bristol. He has performed poetry in a pub, in a field, in a yurt, in someone's living room and at London's Roundhouse. His first novel, Bitter Sixteen, was published in 2015 by Salt Publishing and was the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize for new writers.