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Pan Macmillan UK, Oct 20, 2010 - Poetry - 96 pages
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Ian Duhig is justly celebrated for his inimitable style, at once humorous, erudite, and compassionate; his poetry sits at the intersection of the literary and folk traditions, and moves in an easy and masterly fashion between them. While this has lent his verse an enviable musicality and force, it has also written him a visa to places poets rarely venture.

Pandorama sees Duhig mining poems and songs from the work-camps of England's itinerant navvies, jihadist training-grounds on the Yorkshire moors, football terraces, and meetings of the National Fancy Rat Society - and painting a far truer picture of Britain's cultural diversity than most documentary accounts are prepared to give us.

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About the author (2010)

Ian Duhig worked with homeless people for fifteen years before becoming devoting himself to writing activities full-time. He has won the Forward Best Poem Prize once and the National Poetry Competition twice. His last two books with Picador, The Lammas Hireling (2003) and The Speed of Dark (2007), were both PBS Choices and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. His most recent short story appeared in The New Uncanny, winner of the Shirley Jackson Best Anthology Award for 2008, and his most recent musical collaboration, with the Clerks early music consort, on their CD Dont Talk – Just Listen (Signum 2009). He lives in Leeds with his wife Jane and their son Owen.

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