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Scenes from a Long Sleep: New & Collected Poems

Authors: Peter Didsbury

Published by Bloodaxe Books

ISBN: 9781852246082

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Peter Didsbury's staggering powers of invention, outrageous flouting of convention and subversive humour are flagrantly displayed in a feast of imaginative wonders by this "secular mystic with the lugubrious tongue" (Independent on Sunday).

"Didsbury's is the kind of work which makes you realise what you've been putting up with... The product of a large and peculiar imagination, it shows a sense of adventure hardly to be paralleled in contemporary poetry."
Sean O'Brien

Peter Didsbury was born in 1946 in Fleetwood, Lancashire. He moved to Hull at the age of six, and read English and Hebrew at Oxford. After teaching English in Hull for eight years, he turned to the past for work as well as for inspiration, and has since been an archaeologist for many years. He has published three collections with Bloodaxe: The Butchers of Hull (1982), The Classical Farm (1987) and That Old-Time Religion (1994). He won a Cholmondeley Award for The Classical Farm, which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, as was That Old-Time Religion. His New and Collected Poems was published by Bloodaxe in 2003.
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