Light at the End of the Tenner
Published by Burning Eye Books
In this follow up to his debut collection Citizen Kaned Andrew Graves weaves nostalgia for “second hand Saturday record shops” with the colour of contemporary multi-cultural urban Britain cadence that is all his own. Light at the End of the Tenner is a gritty, celebratory catalogue of worlds and people past that reminds us that world we live in today wasn’t accidentally cast by anonymous players.
The biography poems that are the stand out pieces in this collection, written with thorough knowledge of the subjects and delivered with eloquent precision, they mark Andrew out from his peers as a poet who knows how to speak of the world in his own voice.
Andrew “MulletProof” Graves is a writer, mod and performer who occasionally makes people laugh. Featured on Radio 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews Show and BBC 4’s recent documentary Evidently John Cooper Clarke. Light at the End of the Tenner is his second collection.