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The Itchy Sea is an extraordinarily vivid collection of poems which are, above all, entertaining. The poems each have a kind of freshness and cut-through that will hold the reader’s attention in a world that’s full of dazzling distractions. They are a protest against the well-founded idea that poetry has to be dull. Their concerns are sex, death, the soul and a chocolate car. Beneath their shiny surfaces they are an intense but carefree therapy session for all our infantile ids.
‘An emerging talent to watch.’ —Ben Wilkinson
‘Mark Waldron is the most striking and unusual new voice to have emerged in British poetry for some time.’ —John Stammers
‘This is urgent, thought-provoking poetry – one of the most important debuts for a long time.’ —Clare Pollard
‘This is one of the most original and memorable debut collections for many years.’ —Roddy Lumsden
SynopsisA dead bridge. A dead theory. The Bering Strait theory, dead to Native peoples, whose hundreds of creation accounts dispel those of anthropologists. This new collection by Mohawk poet, James...
SynopsisA Brief History of Time, Beers’ first collection of poetry, is at once an exploration of what it is to grow up in rural America and a treatise for social...
SynopsisThis is Luke Kennard’s fourth collection of poetry and departs from his previous work in its scope and outlook. The prose poems and dramatic monologues run deeper and, the verse...