Wayne Holloway-Smith – Lobsters



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In Lobsters, Wayne Holloway-Smith turns his innovative poetics towards an exhilarating new work that is part songbook, part elastic melodrama. Here his unique voice undoes and remakes a self, moving into and out of tender proximity to other humans and objects of desire. Somewhere, in between the expansive and claustrophobic, the reader is offered a new space, crammed full with the music of what life gives and withholds.

Wayne Holloway-Smith’s debut collection Alarum was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize as well as being a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice. His poem ‘The posh mums are boxing in the square’ – included in his second collection Love Minus Love – won first prize in the Poetry Society’s 2018 National Poetry Competition.

Price £9.00

ISBN: 9781838436285

Date: 13th January 2022

Format: Paperback

Extent:  44pp


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