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Nick Laird - Go Giants

Laird begins his new collection with a prose piece on the dust jacket addressing the concept of the poem. He tells poetry that a homogenous group, ‘they’, are ‘pretty sure you’re not worth knowing’, that it is at worst ‘a mockery, a joke; outmoded’ and at best ‘a pimped-out souped-up pussy wagon’, and in doing so almost frames the collection as a defence of the genre.

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Date: 16 March 2014

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