Contemporary poetry is undoubtedly a serious business, but literary gravity requires rebels. This new book from poet and publisher Helena Nelson collects some of the trouble-making poems from earlier pamphlets (Unsuitable Poems and The Unread Squirrel) as well as more recent ‘anti-poetry’ and a rant or two.
These scurrilous, comical and rabble-rousing incitements are an instant antidote to our culture of prizes and celebrities. Some of them even rhyme. Take one with a glass of water before reading any volume on the T.S.Eliot prize shortlist. You’ll feel better before you know it.
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