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Reckless Paper Birds

McCullough, John
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Published: May 15, 2019
ISBN: 9781908058638

£9.99

Shortlisted for the Costa 2019 Poetry Award. . Winner of the 2020 Hawthornden Prize.

Surreal, joyful, political and queer, Reckless Paper Birds is a collection to treasure by Polari Prize-winning poet John McCullough. These exuberant poems welcome you into a psychedelic, parallel world of ‘vomit and blossom’ where Kate Bush mingles with a weeping Lady Gaga, a ‘fractal coast’ full of see-through things: water, mirrors, glass pebbles. With a magpie’s eye for hidden charms, McCullough ranges across birdlife, Grindr and My Little Pony while also addressing social issues from homelessness to homophobia.

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