On Purpose

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Faber & Faber, 2007 - Interpersonal relations - 65 pages
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Blending tones of assurance and delicacy, of confidence and vulnerability, 'On Purpose' is a collection of poems that takes care and consideration in examining the often brutal arena of human relationships.

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While it's usually poets who try their hands at writing novels, Laird (Utterly Monkey) is an example of a successful novelist who tries his hand at poetry. Although this is Laird's second collection ... Read full review

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Nick Laird is the author of the novel Utterly Monkey. His debut poetry collection, To a Fault, was shortlisted for the 2005 Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Northern Ireland, Laird lives in New York and London.

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