Poet Keston Sutherland’s poems are impassioned letters. Honing his craft under the mentorship and friendship of poet J.H. Prynne at Cambridge, Keston’s writing leaps between poetic forms, mastering and then breaking conventions. His poems weave connections between consumption, secrecy, statecraft, sex and war. Eroticism and intimacy are threaded through each other, rendered as both elemental to life and enmeshed in, and marked by, geopolitical formations. One of his most celebrated works, The Odes to TL61P (2013) is a roar from the void. Written largely as a prose poem, its sweeping scope variously zeroes in political malfeasance, a Hotpoint washer-dryer and the genesis of his own sexuality, the latter of which is rendered with acerbic honesty.