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A Twist of Lime Street: Selected Poems

Authors: Eddie Gibbons

Published by Red Squirrel Press

ISBN: 9781906700621

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A Twist of Lime Street: Selected Poems brings together the poems of a writer whose work is humorous, acerbic, touching and always entertaining. From ballads of the alleyways of his native Liverpool to observations on love, quantum physics, modern art and an extended elegy to his father, these poems are selected from four collections and three pamphlets.

“I was delighted by Eddie’s poems … from sad to happy, from downbeat to zappy, all one enriching tapestry.”
John Hegley

“‘Portrait of Ana Dali’ is one of the best British poems of recent times – a masterpiece.”
Les Murray

Eddie Gibbons was born in Liverpool, and now lives in Aberdeen. He has four full poetry collections to date: Stations of the Heart (1999), The Republic of Ted (2003), Game On! (2006), all published by Thirsty Books, and his latest collection What They Say About You (2010), shortlisted for the Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2011. Milestones include his one-man poetry cabaret at StAnza International Poetry Festival in 2009, a prize-winning entry in the Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition in 2008, and participation in The Hundred Poets Gathering at StAnza in 2007.

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