Part love letter to his adopted home city of Manchester, part critique of the arts and governing bodies (both specific and societal), Gerry’s eighth collection of autobiographical, domestic/fantastic theatre-verse is a socio-political, hard-hittin’ ‘n’ thought-provokin’ collection of poetry, prose and plays. Adhering to working-class and socialist principles, this polemic discourse on the rise and rise of The Bourgeois Zeitgeist challenges perceptions, misrepresentations and acceptance, and acts as a rallying call for those seeking to confront privilege and injustice.
Gerry Potter presents his trademark mash up of narrative, poetry and dramaturgy in a scathing and scurrilous take on the way in which the once organic and feral Manchester art scene has been co-opted by big money, the educational establishment and bland consumer culture. Essential reading for anyone who has been part of the Manchester “scene” over the last 25 years or so and a call to arms to artists young and old. Oh yeah, and I’m in it.