About the Author
Andrew Shaw was born in and raised in England. He has three previous collections of poetry: Architecture of Shells (Willful Editions) paper lampshade hotel (Leafe Press) couplets (The Silent Academy). His work has appeared in Envoi, Acumen, The Haiku Quarterly, still, Iota, Poetry Nottingham International, Jigsaw, and Rialto. He has exhibited art in galleries around Europe. He has won numerous literary awards, taught creative writing, contributed Arts and Culture content to BBC radio, worked as a columnist in a number of national outlets, worked as Director of Content for a number of pop culture outlets, and enjoyed a two year tenure as the Poet in Residence at the Swan Theatre.
About the book
In questions, Andrew Shaw offers an alternative to the culture of craved certainty is a sequence of non-literal questions designed to prompt non- literal responses. These questions are not interested in answers. These questions seek to sustain the mind in free fall. The book produces an atmosphere of magical not-knowing. The book offers possibility to engage with your mind at an aspect that is intuitive and true. It is in the not-knowing that that mind goes seeking. Where real ideas, not reactions, are born. ‘questions’ seeks not to make art that reflects the world, but to create a world.
Foreword by Bill Drummond.
Bill Drummond is a Scottish artist, musician, writer, and record producer. He was the co-founder of late 1980s avant-garde pop group The KLF and its 1990s media-manipulating successor, the K Foundation. He is the author of numerous titles, including The 17, Ragworts, The 25 Paintings. Bill is currently on a 12 year world tour.
From the Introduction to questions:
It’s during moments when our minds don’t know something that we pause and go seeking. It’s in the not-knowing that authentic self unfolds; habitual thinking is disrupted, and truly new events can take place.