Title: Gero Nimo
Author: Johan de Wit
Page Count/Review Word Count: 184
Wonderful, yet another book that’s difficult to categorise! Gero Nimo is a collection of prose poetry, lying somewhere between poetry and fiction – whatever it is, it’s pretty good. But then, you’d probably expect that from a guy called ‘Johan de Wit’.
This is another one of Reality Street‘s publication – I’m a supporter of the independent press in Hastings, but some of their books are better than others. This one is in a similar vein to The Alchemist’s Mind, which was edited by David Miller for the same press and contained some speculative prose by experimental poets.
Sure, this isn’t for everyone, but the execution’s pretty good and you quickly get in to the swing of things, even if you have no idea what’s going on. Alan Halsey (whoever that is) summed it up well in his contribution to the blurb: “There’s a wise absurdity in all de Wit’s work, or perhaps it’s an absurd wisdom: the sum of it is you never can tell.”