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Careful What You Wish For

Peter Sansom

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ISBN: 978 1 847772 03 9
Categories: 21st Century, British, Humour
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: June 2015
216 x 135 x 8 mm
64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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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-Exupéry 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.

    Peter Sansom was born in 1958 in Nottinghamshire. For ten years Peter taught the MA Poetry at Huddersfield University, and more recently he was Fellow in Creative Writing at Leeds University. He is currently Company Poet with Prudential. He is also a director with Ann Sansom of the Poetry Business in ... read more
    'Personal, political, powerful'
    Morning Star 
    Praise for Peter Sansom 'A serious intelligence only lightly disguised as self-mockery and expressed via devastatingly clear-sighted observation.'
    Yorkshire Post
    'His writing gains its vitality from the tension between the desire to remember and the necessity of moving on.'
    Poetry Review
    'A congenial writer, whose usually informal metrical sense is, nevertheless, decisive and intuitively informed.'
    Times Literary Supplement
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