Wild Life

Wild Life

James McDermott

ISBN: 978-1-913437-70-1

eISBN: 978-1-913437-71-8

Price: £10.99

Publication date: 1st June 2023

Format: Paperback / eBook

Wild Life by poet and playwright James McDermott explores the nature of queerness, queerness of nature and queerness of ‘natural’ masculinity, McDermott’s poems root themselves firmly in the coastal landscapes of North Norfolk with a vivid and radical dialogue between nature, sexuality and self-discovery.


James McDermott’s poetry books include the spoken word collection Manatomy (Burning Eye Books; long-listed for Polari’s First Book Prize 2021) and the pamphlets Erased (Polari Press) and Green Apple Red (Broken Sleep Books). James’s poems have been widely published in magazines and journals including Poetry Wales, The Cardiff Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Butcher’s Dog and Fourteen Poems. James’s plays published by Samuel French include Rubber Ring (Pleasance Islington/UK Tour) and Time and Tide (Park Theatre/UK Tour; Offie nominated for Best New Play 2020). James is also one of the writers on EastEnders, an Arvon Writing tutor and Lecturer in Scriptwriting at The University of East Anglia.

Photograph credit: Mark Hannant

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