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The Further Adventures of the Lives of the Saints

Mackie, Patrick
Format: Paperback
Publisher: CB editions
Published: May 5, 2016
ISBN: 9781909585140
86 pages

£8.99

The river Rhine starts to flow through Gloucestershire. Someone reads Russian poetry as a general election approaches. The people who live on the sun turn out to be worried about the people down here on earth who include, in other poems, John Wayne and Osip Mandelstam, Simone Weil and Margaret Thatcher and Amy Winehouse.

Casting its lines across rainfall and motorways and the lives of the saints alike, mining a wild humour from the vastness of our cultural disarray, The Further Adventures Of The Lives Of The Saints gives a new account of what the modern lyric is capable of.

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