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Happiness
Author: Jack Underwood

ISBN: 9780571313617
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 29 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 0.5
Description:
Self-aware and sad, unpredictable and funny, Happiness is an exciting and accomplished debut by award-winning poet Jack Underwood.

Happiness is the long-anticipated debut collection from the award-winning Jack Underwood. With the sort of smart, persuasive voice associated with Simon Armitage and Michael Donaghy, these poems worry at the world in search of consolation, or else meet life's absurdity and strangeness half-way; whether sitting proudly atop an unexploded bomb, or injecting blood under the skin of a banana, playfulness and imagination are vehicles for confronting 'the fearful and forgotten things I've lied to myself about'. Here are poems which address anxiety about fatherhood, remorse for lost lovers and friends, or mourn for a miscarried sibling.

Happiness is a collection preoccupied with the ephemerality of happiness itself, at the ever-present possibility of its departure, and the ways we try to grasp and keep hold of it. 'Every single thought I'm having is about LOVE', here meaning both the pleasure and panic of love, its peculiarity; love as a feeling of risk,...

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