image: Round the Clock cover

“First impressions suggest
I could be a contender
for intimacy…
from ‘Portrait of the Artist’

These provocative opening lines begin a controlled explosion of
twelve poems that reveal inner prepossessions and fiery confrontations to
self, and country. They are charged with desire and a powerful will, in
denial of pessimism and challenging ideas of how we feel about ourselves,
with an instinctive sense of brooding irony.

There is so much to be said for a chapbook that’s as readable as an
upcoming full collection. Chapbooks are real grassroots volumes for poetry
lovers and Round the Clock proves we should all be indulging in more of them.”

Melissa Lee-Houghton

Round the Clock
by Christodoulos Makris
published by wurm press
24 pages, chapbook