Thanks for Nothing, Hippies is an essential poetry survival guide for anyone disaffected with the world we live in. It endures intolerable bus journeys in odd places, offers useful tips for surviving the modern workplace, and even provides its own wry judgment on several unsolved murders. That’s not to mention a myriad of novel methods to ruin perfectly good relationships along the way. This is a restless, darkly funny and occasionally angry collection, which never takes the trials of life too seriously.
Sarah Clancy hails from Galway, Ireland. She has only been writing poetry for two years, during which time she has been shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry Competition and the Patrick Kavanagh Award, both in 2010. Her first collection, Stacey and the Mechanical Bull, was published by Lapwing Press in 2010; her work also appears in the Doire Press anthology North Beach Nights (2011). She won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam 2011, and she has appeared at events across Ireland and at the 2011 Vilenica Festival in Slovenia.