A powerful sense of place and/or community is often the anchor of the poetic imagination. The baleful industrial-northern landscapes of Sean O'Brien's The Drowned Book - an unprecedented T.S. Eliot and Forward Poetry prize winner - will be familiar terrain to aficionados of the poet's oeuvre. Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', Daljit Nagra's debut full-length collection Look We Have Coming to Dover! captured with provocative wit the reality and idealism of the British-Indian experience.
Two major poets. Two distinct Englands. One unmissable poetry double-header! (DeadGoodBooks)