Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
Carcanet has always been the place to look for considerations of purely literary and intellectual merit. Its list relies on the vision and the faith and the energy of people who care about books, and values. It is thus as rare as it is invaluable.
Frederic Raphael

About the Size of it

Thomas M. Disch

10% off
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (160 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2007)
9780856463914
£9.95 £8.96
  • Description
  • Author
  • 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
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog A Litany for Survival: Victoria Kennefick read more Jennifer Edgecombe: NPVIII: Meet the Contributor read more New Poetries VIII: Ian Pople on Joe Carrick-Varty read more Joe Carrick-Varty: NPVIII: Meet the Contributor read more New Poetries VIII: Andrew Latimer on Benjamin Nehammer read more Charles Boyle: The Disguise read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2021 Carcanet Press Ltd