A Man's House Catches Fire

A Man's House Catches Fire

Tom Sastry

Price £9.99

ISBN: 9781911027744

eISBN: 9781911027843

Date:  10th October 2019

Format: Paperback

Extent: 72 pp


“Tom Sastry’s dextrous ability to pivot mid-sentence from sassy deadpan to the ruinously heartfelt.” - Poetry School Books of the Year 

What to do when everything goes up in flames? Summon up Tom Sastry’s poems, with all their elegant, satirical, and hurt-quenching power: here are nightmares and fairytales, museums full of regret, misenchantments and magic for dark times.

This much anticipated debut collection by poet Tom Sastry follows on from his pamphlet Complicity, selected by Carol Ann Duffy for the Poetry Business Laureate’s Choice and awarded the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice.

Tom Sastry was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as one of the 2016 Laureate's Choice poets. His resulting pamphlet Complicity was a Poetry School Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. He is the co-editor with Suzannah Evans of Everything That Can Happen, a poetry anthology about the future published by The Emma Press. This is his first full collection.  An accomplished reader and performer, Tom has a growing reputation as a spoken word artist. A book of his performance poems will be published by Burning Eye Books in 2020. 

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