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Love Minus Love

Holloway-Smith, Wayne
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Published: September 3, 2020
ISBN: 9781780375083
64 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£10.99

Wayne Holloway-Smith’s second collection Love Minus Love is an internal universe, fragmented and glued back together with uncanny logic. A strange layering of time, in which multiple things happen at once, in a looping track of intrusive thoughts – shot through with dead cows, pop songs, dead dads, the white noise of televisions – rotten teeth are raining everywhere. Somewhere at the core of all this, the seemingly fixed boundaries of masculinity, family, trauma and mental health are blurred towards a new type of vinegary identity, in a pitch of emotional intensity that punches you right in the gut.

Wayne Holloway-Smith’s debut collection Alarum was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize as well as being a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice. His poem ‘The posh mums are boxing in the square’ – included in Love Minus Love – won first prize in the Poetry Society’s 2018 National Poetry Competition.

Love Minus Love was shortlisted for the 2020 T.S. Eliot Prize as well as being a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice.

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