Cain

Luke Kennard

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penned in the Margins

Published: 01-02-2017

£9.99

Winner, British Book Design & Production Awards 2016 Guardian Best Books of 2016 Guardian Best Books for Summer 2016 Observer Best Holiday Reads 2016 Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard.

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SKU: 9781908058478

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‘Endlessly inventive, bruisingly direct, and rich with a desperate, defensive humour. A stunning achievement.’ Joe DunthorneThe year is 2016 and Luke Kennard finds himself estranged from his family, his publisher and his faith. With the help of his Community Psychiatric Nurse, who claims to be the living embodiment of Cain – the first murderer – the poet changes his name to Father K and searches for answers – in his childhood, in poetry, in alcohol, and in a notorious, long-running DVD box-set.Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain is the dazzling new collection from Next Generation Poet Luke Kennard. In a series of animated conversations, Cain provides therapy sessions for the author, covering everything from interfaith dialogue and genealogy to zombies. Cain’s central sequence of 31 anagram poems re-energises Genesis 4:9-12, demonstrating the mastery of form and trademark surreal humour that has made Kennard one of British poetry’s brightest lights.

Additional information

Dimensions 138 × 216 mm
Page Count 100