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Ringers is the long-awaited second collection from Bill Greenwell, following the success of his critically-acclaimed debut, Impossible Objects. The themes of this collection include childhood memories, life-enhancing and life-inhibiting love affairs, depression and bereavement, as well as caustic commentary on the modern world.

What unites Ringers is the freshness of vision, the startling turns of phrase, and the uniqueness of a voice that is at once incisive and assured, yet vulnerable and utterly authentic.

“Fresh, startling, inventive, entertaining... There’s not a boring note here... You never know where Greenwell’s going next.”
U.A. Fanthorpe & R.V. Bailey

“Bill Greenwell does things with language you didn’t know were possible...”
Selima Hill

“A verbal magician... The writing is witty and tender, delicate and tough. It consistently charms us out of the every-day...”
Carol Rumens

Bill Greenwell was born in Sunderland in 1952. He worked in Devon for 36 years before returning to the North-East, where he is Staff Tutor for the Arts at the Open University in the North. He was the New Statesman’s weekly satirical poet from 1994 to 2002, and his work has also featured in the Spectator. His first collection, Impossible Objects (Cinnamon Press, 2006), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2006, and in 2004 he won the £5,000 Mail on Sunday Poetry Prize.