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The Culture of My Stuff

Adam Crothers

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ISBN: 978 1 784109 51 6
Categories: 21st Century, British, First Collections, Humour, Irish, Language
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: May 2020
216 x 135 mm
96 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • This second collection by Northern Irish poet Adam Crothers, whose first book won the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize, includes sonnets and prose poems, anxiety and swagger, confession and nonsense.
    Adam Crothers was born in Belfast in 1984, and works in a library in Cambridge. His first collection Several Deer, was published by Carcanet in 2016, and won the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. He has appeared in the anthologies New Poetries VI (Carcanet 2015) and The Future Always Makes ... read more
    Awards won by Adam Crothers Winner, 2017  The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry First Collection Prize (Several Deer) Winner, 2017  The Shine/Strong Award
    (Several Deer)
    A poet of the new post-Troubles era, who, unmistakably assembled on Ulster soil, has been given a metallic spray-job in some garage near the English fens.
    Thomas McCarthy
    Linguistic pirouetting, few-pints-deep wordplay and joyful disruptions of phonetics and etymology and aphorism. A poet who wields line breaks like a matador’s cape.
    Susannah Dickey
    A joybomb of wit, play, sass and Heideggerian thinginess. This book is what might happen if Paul Muldoon and Alan Gillis wrote a rap album. Buy it, bitches.
    Caoilinn Hughes
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