“This is an exceptional anthology, a beautiful piece of art, a serious account of one man’s life work and a great example of the possibilities of new media in the 21st Century.”
– Dr Nathan Wiseman-Trowse, University of Northampton, UK
“It’s hard not to get too excited about this text because I am. Read Write [Hand] is a blast of fresh intellectual air.”
– Dr Paul Lumsden, Grant MacEwan University, USA
Read Write [Hand]: A multi-disciplinary Nick Cave reader is a provocative new e-collection of illustrated essays, accompanied by illustrative online mixtapes, which interrogates Nick Cave’s literary undertones and emphases, false-starts and fixations, achievements and overall credentials. Taking as its starting-point the notion that his work – as both songwriter and Writer – represents an extraordinarily rich nub of musical-literary intersection, this unique volume represents an attempt to explore Cave’s interdisciplinarity via its own multidisciplinarity. Featuring essays by Robert Brokenmouth and Prof. Nick Groom, poetry by Roddy Lumsden and John Clegg, cover artwork by Steve Wacksman and a new version of Cave’s ‘Bring It On’ by Cypress Grove & the Signifiers.
Sam Kinchin-Smith is Silkworms Ink’s music and non-fiction editor.