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  • Sparky, thoughtful, inventive, and fun, it's also the mix of these qualities that makes this a fantastic collection

    Buzz Magazine
  • This slim volume is a joy, packed with wry observation, vim and wit that deftly captures the spirit of these strange times we inhabit. Journeying through topical subjects, from rising oceans and adultery in lockdown to seaside staycations and an ode to Laura Kuenssberg, poet Roger McGough has a keen eye for the magical moments within the mundanities of modern life

  • McGough is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him

    The Times
  • McGough has done for poetry what champagne does for weddings

    Time Out
  • Memorable and enduring and fresh. Age has not withered [his lines] nor diminished their potency. Of how much modern poetry can you say that?

    Sunday Herald, on ‘joinedupwriting’
  • McGough's trademarks: the craft worn as lightly as the crown, the jokes that are something more, the underlying heartache, the acute sense of the way time slips away

    Poetry Review, on ‘joinedupwriting’
  • The patron saint of poetry

    Carol Ann Duffy

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