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Richard Scott

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 5th Apr '18

£10.99

In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame.

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Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE T. S. ELIOT PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA POETRY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence re-imagining the love poetry of Verlaine. The collection crescendos to Scott’s tour de force, ‘Oh My Soho!’, where a night stroll under the street lamps of Soho Square becomes a search for true lineage, a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves.

Additional information

Weight 0.115 kg
Dimensions 7 × 133 × 197 mm
Page Count 88