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Soho

by Richard Scott

Poetry

Soho Synopsis

In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence re-imagining the love poetry of Verlaine. The collection crescendos to Scott's tour de force, 'Oh My Soho!', where a night stroll under the street lamps of Soho Square becomes a search for true lineage, a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves.

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ISBN: 9780571338917
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571338917
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Richard Scott
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 88 pages
Genres: Poetry,
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Richard Scott

Richard Scott grew up in London and studied at the Royal College of Music and at Goldsmiths College. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry mentee, and a member of the Poetry Trust Aldeburgh Eight. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem 'crocodile' won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho is his first book.

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