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Time Gentlemen, Please

Authors: Kevin Higgins

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781903392768

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"What makes Higgins' work so fresh is that the objects of his wrath are both contemporary and powerful. He does not kick people when they are down, like the fake satirist, or flog dead horses for a comfortable audience. His targets are doing damage now and he's out to get them... No, Higgins is not Swift but I still hope they'll put up a plaque to him in Galway Cathedral - or spray paint one of his poems on a wall, which would probably please him more."
Rory Brennan

"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 Síomáin

Kevin Higgins was born in London in 1967, and grew up in Galway City where he still lives. He is co-organiser of the highly successful Over The Edge literary events. His first collection of poems, The Boy with No Face, was published by Salmon in 2005. The Boy With No Face was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award and has recently gone to its second printing. He is the poetry critic of The Galway Advertiser and also regularly reviews for Books In Canada: The Canadian Review of Books. A collection of his essays and reviews, Poetry, Politics & Dorothy Gone Horribly Astray, was published by Lapwing in 2006. Kevin has read his work at most of the major literary festivals in Ireland and at a wide variety of venues and festivals in Britain, France and the United States. He won the 2003 Cúirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam and was awarded a literary bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2005.
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