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Sex, Death and Football
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Sex, Death and Football (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Alistair Findlay, author of the acclaimed Shale Voices, takes a measured look at those three most important facets of life - sex, death, and of course football.



Football has never been a science so much as a heartbeat away from a sclaf, an unlucky bobble, catastrophe - a bit like Sex and Death - and thus a suitable case for poetry. - ALISTAIR FINDLAY



Showing great individuality, energy and wit, Findlay creates 'elegies - with edge' in this accessible and uncompromising collection. With his ear for natural human expression and appetite for life, he succeeds in crafting poetry teeming with both humanity and humour. His poems bridge the gap between perceptions of 'high' and popular culture, and tackle with rare insight the breadth of human experience, both sacred and profane.

One of five sons of a shale miner, Alistair Findlay was born in Winchburgh, West Lothian, in 1949. A former local journalist and then editor of the West Lothian Courier, he has a BA (Hons) in Literature and Social History (Open University), an MA in Applied Social Studies (Bradford University), a Certificate (with distinction) in Scottish Cultural Studies (Edinburgh University), and an M Phil (with distinction) in Modern Poetry (Stirling University). He now lives in Bathgate and works as a Senior Social Worker for West Lothian Council. He has just been awarded a SAC Writer's Bursary in order to complete a third collection of poetry and to edit an anthology of the poetry of Scottish Marxism.

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