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The Lammas Hireling [Paperback]

Ian Duhig
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2 May 2003

Ian Duhig has long inspired a fervent and devoted following. With the LAMMAS HIRELING - the title poem having already won both the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Poem - Duhig has produced his most accessible and exciting volume to date, and looks set to reach a whole new audience. A poet of lightning wit and great erudition, Duhig is also a master balladeer and storyteller who shows that poetry is still the most powerful way in which our social history - our lives, loves and work - can be celebrated and commemorated.

'The most original poet of his generation' Carol Ann Duffy, GUARDIAN

'His poetry is learned, rude, elegant, sly and funny, mixing gilded images, belly-laughs and esoteric lore about language (including Irish), art, history, politics and children's word-games' Ruth Padel, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Duhig telescopes topical allusions, scholarly references and coarse humour into tightly-shaped, surreal poems which burst open with explosive moral force' Alan Brownjohn, SUNDAY TIMES


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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (2 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330492381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330492386
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,002,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...deeply veined with thought and with tangible, recognisable emotional weight. -- CL Dallat in Guardian, September 2003

About the Author

Ian Duhig was born in London of Irish Catholic parents, and now lives in Leeds. He won the National Poetry Competition twice, in 1987 and 2001, and the Forward Prize for Best Poem in 2001. Named as one of the Poetry Book Society's New Generation poets, his work has also been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The ripples keep pulling me back 24 Sep 2010
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This is a feast of humour and rich language. I find myself coming back to it again and again, and have learnt the title poem more or less by heart, accidentally, by osmosis. When so much of contemporary poetry passes in a mist of sameness, it's good to stumble upon the bold originality of Ian Duhig's verse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The usual virtuosity.. 14 Jun 2011
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..but this time Duhig finally jettisons his notes; if you want to know what buinneach is you'll simply have to google it
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