26 page pamphlet
Written over the course of a year Adage Adagio is an ongoing dialogue between two poets, drawing on varied personal and social histories to create a socially critical and philosophical sequence of poetry.
About the author:
David Nettleingham was born in Kent in 1984. He is a sociologist and cultural historian working at the University of Kent. Christopher Hobday was born in Lancashire in 1979. He runs the Canterbury Poets online community, and was winner of the inaugural Save As Poetry Competition in 2008.
“Hobday reveals the concrete frame… the presence of History (that overwhelming Time), often drawing tools and language from the world of news, of technique; whereas Nettleingham plays the antagonist to any comfortable History.” – Federico Federici
“This work by Nettleingham and Hobday shows how the poetic word can happily detach from ‘high’ Literature, without losing aesthetic rigor… to make common cause with other struggles, in which it recognizes its framework and to which it offers, without rhetoric, the living force of a voice.” – Sara Veltroni
“These two fine poets argue and discuss issues by unleashing whole poems at each other.” – Sentinel Literary Quarterly