From Gabriel Rosenstock’s Judgement Day: Haiku, Senryu & Other Useless Utterings (2016)

The Onslaught shop is currently being re-imagined to better suit evolving conditions. We have been reflecting on the wisdom of continuing to publish books by poets who don’t share our values and have decided to focus our attention on a smaller number of nicer writers who don’t mess us around.

We’re also having problems with PayPal who find it highly suspicious that we’ve moved to France and are making it difficult (and at the moment impossible) for us to receive payment in a timely fashion.

If you are in a hurry to buy a book, contact us at onslaughtpress [@] and we’ll facilitate a bank transfer.

For the moment, then, because of Brexit, PayPal, poets being poets, Covid-19 and [insert latest French industrial action here] we have just one title for sale. We will gradually be adding titles.

You can still order all of our books via your favourite retailers. Amazon have the best and most up to date book data on all of our titles. If you don’t like Amazon you can get details of our books from their site and then order through a company who doesn’t treat its customers and staff like chumps and isn’t working hand in glove with the military. Currently, Amazon are making it very difficult for us by showing our books as out of stock. This is meaningless in the context of print on demand titles but it interferes with our sales nonetheless.

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Steve Willey’s wonderful and ethically-engaged documentary poetry collection Living In: Creative Solidarities in Palestine. Don’t let the word ‘documentary’ turn you off. This is visceral poetry of the highest standard from a powerful, enargaeic poetic voice that will provoke epiphanies, flip your stomach and shift the ground beneath your feet.

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Steve Willey’s Living In is a powerful statement of engagement and solidarity with the Palestinians. Having studied and become acquainted with many Palestinians, Willey has an understanding of their profound grievances. In prose and poems steeped in his knowledge of Palestinian literature, he highlights their predicament of suffering under Israeli occupation, as well as the ongoing complicity of imperial powers.

—Atef Alshaer

Steve Willey does what every brave poet should do: confront history. Here is a genuine poet and intellectual who defies British colonial history, and colonial Zionism in Palestine today. In his collection, Willey not only writes from a place of solidarity, but mainly as a poet who lived part of the Palestinian experience and has become one of its faithful witnesses. In these darkest times, there are voices that transcend borders, and there is no doubt that Willey is one of the most credible and sincerest.

—Najwan Darwish 

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