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The Ghost in the Lobby

Authors: Kevin Higgins

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781908836656

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“Gifted poets like Kevin Higgins rescue language from the ‘blatant blather of knaves’ in which it is immured, and harness its vitality to tell it like it really is.” Tomás Mac SÃomáin.

“His contribution to the development of Irish satire is indisputable…Higgins’ poems embody all of the cunning and deviousness of language as it has been manipulated by his many targets... it is clear that Kevin Higgins’ voice and the force of his poetic project are gaining in confidence and authority with each new collection.” Philip Coleman.

“Comedy is part of his poetics, and what I especially like in his work is its swiftness of wit, its tone of buoyant contrarianism and jubilant disappointment.” Eamonn Grennan, The Irish Times.

“It is a profound compliment to the quality of Kevin’s writing that you can disagree with the content and yet find yourself still reading on and appreciating the style. You’d have to say that he is one of the lead poets of his generation in Ireland at this stage.” Clare Daly T.D.

“Gil Scott Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised as re-told by Victor Meldrew”. Phil Brown, Eyewear.

Kevin Higgins was born in London in 1967, and grew up in Galway City where he still lives. His first collection of poems, The Boy with No Face, was published by Salmon in 2005.

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