‘Kim Kardashian’s Marriage’ by Sam Riviere

‘Kim Kardashian’s Marriage’ is the new collection of poetry by Sam Riviere and is published by Faber & Faber this week. Initially available only online for 72 days, it contains 72 poems, 72 being the number of days that Kim Kardashian’s marriage lasted in 2011. Sam began writing poetry at the Norwich School of Art and Design and gained an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway before completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2013. His debut collection of poetry ’81 Austerities’, also published by Faber, won the Forward / Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009 and in 2010 was selected for the Faber New Poets scheme, while also being commended for the 2010 National Poetry Competition. A pamphlet of poems, ‘Standard Twin Fantasy’, was published by f.u.n.e.x. last year.

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