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Tom Sastry

ISBN: 9781913437343

eISBN: 9781913437350

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 21st April 2022

Format: Paperback

Extent: 72pp

DCF: Poetry Collections




Tom Sastry was chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as one the 2016 Laureate's Choice poets. Since then, his poems have appeared in The Guardian, Poetry Review and he has been highly commended in the Forward Prize. His first collection A Man's House Catches Fire was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize. His pamphlet, Complicity was a Poetry School Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. Tom lives and works in Bristol.




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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.

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