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A Birmingham Yank

A Birmingham Yank

by John Goodby

This is Goodby's first full collection of poetry. Rich in literary allusion, laconic wit and political side-swipes in every direction, these poems move through an eclectic range of voices, encounters and cultures and together constitute a book full of music, rhetoric and humour - intriguing, hard-hitting, always entertaining.

Goodby's work is a place to which the reader can return often and with growing satisfaction. Never mind the thin wind-chimes of the urban lyric: this is the full orchestra, even if sometimes it seems to be playing in a phone box.

Sean O'Brien, Stand Magazine

72 pages

ISBN 1 900072 19 X
Published 1998

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