I’ve decided as something of a giving-gesture to release the entirety of Modern Love on somethingeveryday for free. Most of the poems in Modern Love came out of this project and as most of the poetry in the book deals with loving in the internet age, it only seeems appropriate to do something a bit different with the book. The book is selling incredibly well. I know that putting it up on here for free will do nothing bad to the sales. It retails for £4. If you find that you read these poems and they make an impact, great. If you find they make an impact and you want to spend £4, even better.
As someone said in a review of Modern Love, [the book will be] ‘all too familiar to anyone who has ever had to change their relationship status on Facebook back to ‘single’.’ I’m happily un-single right now, but there’s something about the way we love/shag/whatever in the post-MySpace era that intrigues me. I wonder if it’s at all different now or if it really matters at all.
There’s no point giving you the filler pages in Modern Love. Here’s the acknowledgement, before the contents, that opens up the collection:
For family, who in time we find as friends
and friends, the family of our own making.