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Poet Andrew McMillan in Bath

Wednesday 24th February 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath, BA1 1NG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Winner of the 2015 Guardian First Book Award and Forward Prize shortlisted, Physical is a raw and urgent hymn to the male body – muscular, shocking and deeply moving. There is an almost religious celebration of the flesh: a flesh vital with the vulnerability of love and loss, to desire and its departure. In a blend of McMillan’s own colloquial Yorkshire rhythms with a sinewy, metaphysical music the poems here confront what it is to be a man and interrogate the very idea of masculinity. Deft, lyrical and perfectly pitched, Andrew McMillan is an elegant stylist and unfashionably honest poet.