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Soho

By: Scott, Richard

0571338917 / 9780571338917
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05/04/2018
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United Kingdom
20 cm 78 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE T. S. ELIOT PRIZESHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA POETRY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST COLLECTIONSHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZEIn 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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