Salt Modern Poets: Barraclough, Kennard, McCabe

Salt Modern Poets: Barraclough, Kennard, McCabe : Introductions to Contemporary Poetry

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The first volume in the "Salt Modern Poets" series. This volume collects together three outstanding new talents who have recently emerged on the contemporary British poetry scene. Simon Barraclough, Luke Kennard and Chris McCabe have all been published since the start of the millennium and each represents a very different poetics, from witty and urbane lyrics, absurd and surreal dialogues and political and social satire. The selection provides an invaluable introduction to the poets' work and provides a stepping stone to further reading.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 5mm | 113.4g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No
  • 1844718131
  • 9781844718139
  • 2,158,160

Table of contents

Simon Barraclough

Los Alamos Mon Amour

Saturn on Seventh

The Open Road






Goodbye Radio City

London Whale

Brighton Restored

Christmas at the School of Psychological Medicine


Desert Orchid


Outlook Good

Luke Kennard

To a Wolf

Plethoric Air

The Murderer

A Pergola of Exceptional Beauty

Gerald Variations

The Dusty Era

The Last Days of Advertising

Chris McCabe

Three London Poems

Poems for Lunch

Michelangelo Manufactured by the Murdoch Empire

The Mananger

Abu Ghraib

The Pete Doherty in Prison Poem

Letter to Apollinaire Written in Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

The Transmidland Liverpool to London Express
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About Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough won the poetry section of the London Writers' Prize in 2000 and is the author of the collections Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt 2008) and Bonjour Tetris (Penned in the Margins 2010). He is also the editor of the multi-poet homage to Hitchcock's seminal thriller, Psycho Poetica (Sidekick Books 2012) and is co-author (along with Chris McCabe and Isobel Dixon) of The Debris Field: Salvaging the Titanic in Word, Sound and Image (Sidekick Books 2013).

Luke Kennard is the author of four volumes of poetry and two pamphlets. He lectures in creative writing at the University of Birmingham.

Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool in 1977. His poetry collections are The Hutton Inquiry and Zeppelins. He has recorded a CD with The Poetry Archive and written a play Shad Thames, Broken Wharf, which was performed at the London Word Festival and subsequently published by Penned in the Margins in 2010. He works as a Librarian at The Poetry Library, London, and teaches for The Poetry School.
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