Published by CB Editions
Andrew Elliott’s third collection, his first since 2009’s Lung Soup, is a journey through the hinterlands of 20th-century America and Germany. The poems are filled with cars, girls and movies – but also books, paintings, and spaceships. Throughout, a single image can open out into an entire history (or future), in verse that continually engages and confounds the reader.
“By turns darkly comic, unsettling and provoking, stalking the sometimes hazy line between invented and real worlds, Lung Soup is a tour de force.”
Ciaran Carson, Forward and T.S. Eliot Prize-winner
Andrew Elliott was born in Limavady in 1961. He was one of the new generation of Northern Irish poets to emerge in the 1980s, alongside Mairtín Crawford, Damian Gorman and Martin Mooney. His work features in The Great Book of Ireland (1991), an anthology of modern Irish art, which includes poetry by Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Paul Muldoon, plus Samuel Beckett’s last hand-written poem. His previous poetry collections are The Creationists (1989) and Lung Soup (2009), both published by Blackstaff. His work also appears in magazines, including Poetry Review, Magma, Ambit, The Stinging Fly and Poetry Ireland Review. He lives in Glasgow.