‘Bodies of the Homeless Hurrying Downstream’ (Vanguard Editions, 2021)
Bodies of the Homeless Hurrying Downstream is an imaginary biography in 17 sections of a 38-year-old stage designer called Carla, just out of a long-term relationship and subsequently living a very sexually risky life. Moving seamlessly between the UK and US, the piece is a tour de force of free indirect style, allowing us full and unfettered access to the workings of Carla’s unsettled mind. Combining the spirit of Frank O’Hara, Buñuel’s Belle de Jour and Joni Mitchell’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Bodies of the Homeless Hurrying Downstream is a riveting portrait of a woman in freefall.
Jay Randall works in arts funding and divides his time between London and New York. His work has appeared in journals and little magazines in both America and the UK. This is his first full collection.
Coming January 2021