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Thomas M. Disch

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (160 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2007)
9780856463914
£9.95 £8.96
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  • Tom Disch’s first collection of poems for ten years presents a dazzling variety show of inventive wit. Gavin Ewart called his last title from Anvil ‘an outstanding book, and very enjoyable’. Disch’s+Q174 serious gift for humour permeates poems by turn lyric and narrative, satirical, rebellious, ribald, uncompromising and honest. Too idiosyncratic and various a poet to belong to any poetic grouping, he is simply, in the late Donald Davie’s phrase, ‘so consistently entertaining and intelligent’.

    Tom Disch was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1940 and moved to New York in 1957. A critically acclaimed and award-winning science fiction author (writing as Thomas M. Disch), he published many novels, collections of short stories and of poetry, as well as children’s fiction and two works of poetry ... read more
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