Self Portrait with The Happiness
Published by Smith/Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
“Careful and concise poems, like glimpsed scenes and small, intense dramas, full of knowing detail and telling lines. Tender but shrewd.” - Simon Armitage
“There’s a kind of ‘tough love’ at work in these poems – a lyrical, romantic yearning shot through with the poet’s clear eye and wry humour. I think of them as tiny, poised narratives of lost words, remembered places and the unravelling of love. This is a memorable, assured collection – I’m certain David Tait is one to watch.” - Amanda Dalton
“An impressive debut, a sequence of clever love poems, smoothly poised between the extravagant and the real in perfect observations of love and loss like ‘Elsewhere’ and ‘Cory and the Winter’.’ - Andy Croft, Morning Star
David Tait was born in Lancaster in 1985. He is General Editor for online youth magazine The Cadaverine, and is a member of Chapman & Scarecrow - a group that organises independent press festivals throughout the country. He is also currently House Poet for the Carol Ann Duffy & Friends Poetry Series at Manchester Royal Exchange.
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