Andrew Wynn Owen embraces a variety of formal structures and imbues everything with lively sensuality. Highlights of this collection include a paean to raspberries – ‘so sweet they force you into song / And fill your head with dreams of hedon / -istic gymnasts born in Sweden’ – and pair of poems inspired by the love letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. These are gorgeous, tart and juicy poems which revel in language and are sure to win an adoring readership.
Andrew Wynn Owen is reading for a BA in English at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a former winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award (2008, 2009, 2010), the Ledbury Poetry Competition (2011), The Times Stephen Spender Prize for poetry translation (2011), and The Richard Selig Prize (2013).