Aaaargh! Press has published Reaching for my Gnu, Anna Chen's collection of poetry, as an eBook for kindle and eReaders. It'll be out in good old-fashioned analogue hard copy very soon.
Kindle — £2.24 (pub Aaaargh! Press)
US Kindle — here
Paperback — £9.99
"THE POEMS IN THIS COLLECTION are graceful, muscular, playful, rich in both emotional depth and intellectual rigour; brimful of righteous anger and piercing wit; intent on revitalising both the truism that 'the political is personal' and its obverse - that the personal is political. If you're reading this and you've never seen Anna Chen perform, you're in for a treat now and and an even bigger one when you see her live. If, on the other hand, you bought this because you've just seen her read ... you'll be picking out some new favourites and hoping she does 'em next time you see her."
CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY
“Brilliant and dangerous … one wild-ride roller-coaster that soars to altitudes of unfettered wit and then plunges with a startling and implacably knowing anger … a perception that’s as topical as tomorrow.” MICK FARREN
“Fucking great. I couldn’t put it down.” WILKO JOHNSON
“Anna Chen is fighting the good fight with fierce, funny, moving and sulphurous poems. You wouldn’t want to cross her, but you want to read her.” HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS
"... quasi-Byronic, full of surprise and acerbic invention ... Burning words full of life and truth." CHRIS SEARLE, MORNING STAR
“… heartfelt, funny, satirical, accessible and strong.” LABOUR BRIEFING
“ It’s saucy, devilish and delightful!” MY ASIAN PLANET
"Anna Chen’s poetry wears wet leathers, red lipstick, stilettos – and is heavily armed. Her slim volume, Reaching for My Gnu, is filled with what I’d call 'strap-on poems'. They look like an evening’s easy pleasure but are far more painful and unforgettable than you’d bargained for." GREG PALAST in VICE MAGAZINE
PRAISE FOR ANNA CHEN
"Charming witty and sophisticated"
“Hard hitting and often hilarious … arresting … engrossing and provoking.”
“… sensitive, intelligent … insistent and illuminating.”
“It’s the stuff of brilliant satire … riveting.”
” … refreshingly original …” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
“A charismatic and attractive performer … original, amusing, rude and rousing.”
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
On National Poetry Day (4th October 2012) it was offered as a free download for 24 hours and hit No 3 in the Kindle free poetry list.