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Deaths of the Poets
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An entertaining journey into how the deaths of great poets have shaped our culture's distorted sense of poetry

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Michael Symmons Roberts (Author) Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1963. He has published six collections of poetry and received a number of accolades including the Forward Prize, the Costa Poetry Award and the Whitbread Poetry Prize. As a librettist, his work has been performed in concert halls and opera houses around the world. An award-winning broadcaster and dramatist, he has published two novels, and is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Paul Farley (Author) Paul Farley is the author of four collections of poetry and has won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Whitbread Poetry Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He broadcasts regularly on radio and presents The Echo Chamber on Radio 4. Edgelands, co-written with Michael Symmons Roberts, received the Royal Society of Literature's Jerwood Award and the 2011 Foyles Best Book of Ideas Award and was serialised as Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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A rollicking mixture of literary biography, commentary, travelogue and anecdotage, much of it deeply amusing. -- Claire Harman * Evening Standard *
So much material of such innate interest is presented with just the right balance of panache, wit, insight and elegy... A good, clever, kindly and enjoyable book it is, like eavesdropping on two smarter friends when they are sparking off each other... Farley and Roberts are always entertaining and illuminating, gentle guides and quixotic questers. -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday *
Deaths of the Poets is packed with anecdotes and macabre frisons; its forays through some of poetry's more sensational edge-lands make for a compelling read. -- Nicholas Roe * Literary Review *
A terrifically entertaining book: thoughtful, funny, informative, with an eye for good quotes and anecdotes, and wide-ranging in both the distance it travels and the material on which it draws. -- Blake Morrison * Guardian *
Deaths of the Poets is a gripping, witty read, but also asks serious questions about the way the post-Romantic myth of the doomed poet skews the way we interpret their work. -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *

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