Occasional Papers, 2015. Softcover, 208pp., 6.7 x 9.5 inches
This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920 – 2002). 'Boooook' addresses all aspects of Cobbing's career, with essays detailing his key roles in Better Books, London Film-makers' Co-op and the abAna trio, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen and Writers Forum. Edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper – and illustrated with reproductions of artworks, documents, posters, poems and film stills from the Bob Cobbing family collection – Boooook features contributions by Adrian Clarke, Arnaud Desjardin, Sanne Krogh Groth, Will Holder, Gustav Metzger, Andrew Wilson, and others.