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The Elvis of Poetry....,
This review is from: Book of Matches (Paperback)
I think this is one of the best poetry collections of the last 30 yrs.
The opening salvo of 'My party piece' is a spine-chiller and through to the last piece in that section describing a burnt-out Armitage in self-destruct mode sitting in his car- this is a modern classic which taps the Zeitgeist in a way only he can.
And I have to agree with the other reviewer about To a lost lover - your toes curl at the combination of intimacy, sensitivity and agonising regret.
Someone once said that 'poetry is the new rock n'roll' - if Elvis were alive today he would be writing poetry like this...
Thank you Simon.