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Careful What You Wish for

Careful What You Wish for (Paperback)

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A night in Matlock Bath, an Ode to Indolence, a boy running the ploughed fields of cross-country, and the 1975 Reading Festival - Careful What You Wish For is winter mornings lit by the tame volcano of a lava lamp, and it is Camus, St-Exupery and Ken Dodd. Also it is Robert Lowell in a canal boat just outside Mirfield, not to mention family poems and love and tennis poems, and the biggest come-back in golf history, as told by the caddy. 'Entertaining and frequently something more', Carol Ann Duffy said of Sansom's first book. This sixth Carcanet collection is clear-eyed, tender, and just as bewildered by what life is and does.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd Publication Date: 25/06/2015 ISBN-13: 9781847772039  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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PETER SANSOM has made 'a sort of living' as a poet for nearly thirty years. He has been Company Poet for Marks & Spencer and Prudential, and Fellow in Poetry at both Leeds and Manchester Universities. He is co-director of The Poetry Business in Sheffield, editor of The North magazine and Smith/Doorstop Books. Carcanet publish Peter's five previous books of poems, beginning in 1990 with Everything You've Heard is True, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

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