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Waterloo Teeth

by John Whale

Waterloo Teeth Synopsis

Waterloo Teeth explores our capacity to articulate the pain and pleasure of lived experience - our own, and that of others distant from us - across different locations in history, culture, and in the difference of species.

Waterloo Teeth Press Reviews

Whale makes childhood strange and mythical. He is obsessed with the oddness of words and combines hyperbole and erudition in poems which plunder science and history to form their sparkling entertainments. Carol Ann Duffy, poet, Answering Back I have admired John Whale's poetry for decades now and am very glad that the publication of Waterloo Teeth means other poetry lovers will be able to share the pleasure it has given me for so long. Ian Duhig, poet Whether in the guillotine world of revolutionary France or deep in the sensation of sucking a sugar cube, these poems are full of interest and surprise. The texture of every poem is stirringly sensuous. Jeffrey Wainwright, poet, Clarity of Death

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847771117
Publication date: 28th August 2010
Author: John Whale
Publisher: Northern House an imprint of Carcanet Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 63 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About John Whale

John Whale was born in Liverpool in 1956 and was educated at Northway County Primary and St Margaret's High School. He studied at the University of Leeds from 1974-1979 before moving to a post at University College Cardiff. He returned to Leeds and to the University in 1984 where he is now Professor of Romantic Literature in the School of English and from where he co-edits the international literary quarterly Stand.

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