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I Knew the Bride by Hugo Williams
  

I Knew the Bride

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Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014.

I Knew the Bride is no mere rehearsal of old lives lived; instead it takes the author and his readers into startling new terrain in a series of brave, painful and profoundly moving poems 'From the Dialysis Ward', in which the author records his own ongoing hospital treatment with a fearless vulnerability that makes this collection of poems a courageous and inspiring read.

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I Knew the Bride by Hugo Williams

Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2014.

Hugo Williams is rightly cherished for his inimitable fusion of autobiography and irony, and a technical glide that allows his writing to 'slip back to the past as effortlessly as a dreamer' (The Times). I Knew the Bride is Williams' eleventh collection of poems, and his first since West End Final was shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot and Forward prizes for poetry in 2009. This new volume bears - and lays bare - those qualities that have become so characteristic of his work: his unflinching survey of his childhood and adult life alike, alighting on moments of vivacity from his upbringing in a theatrical family in the 1940s and 50s (the title poem a touching tribute to his late sister) through to the romantic peaks and pains of his adult years. Straight-talking, self-deprecating and funny, these recklessly accountable inspections are set against a Williams-esk miscellany of day-to-day backdrops that readers have come to treasure: of record collections, kitchen sinks, shopping bicycles, hotels, bedrooms.

About the Author

Hugo Williams
Hugo Williams was born in 1942 and grew up in Sussex. He worked on the London Magazine from 1961 to 1970, since when he has earned his living as a journalist and travel writer. He has been TV critic on the New Statesman, theatre critic on the Sunday Correspondent and film critic for Harper's & Queen. He writes the 'Freelance' column in the Times Literary Supplement and lives in London.

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Publication date

20th March 2014

Author

Hugo Williams

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Publisher

Faber & Faber Poetry an imprint of Faber & Faber

Format

Hardback
80 pages

Categories

Poetry
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ISBN

9780571308880

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