MINERVA / Series III: Invocation and Ritual curates poetry PDFs that summon forth new things and/ or enact conflicts.
Declan, on boxing;
'I've always been a boxing fan but a couple of years back I found myself quite taken with the language used by fighters in interviews, a certain flatness and matter-of-factness in their tone, often coupled with wildly self-aggrandising claims. I was also struck by the parallels between their biographies. So often great fighters started off being spoken of as godlike, their airs of invincibility near-mythical, but almost always they were eventually bested, often brutally. I was interested in the comebacks and resurrection stories, as well as in the ones who lost it once, and forever, and in the wider idea of their having winnowed themselves to the last inch, having reached their limit, and in what happened when that wasn't enough.'