Felix Hodcroft is a prolific writer and performer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Manchester-born, Oxford-bred, Felix gained degrees in English Literature and Applied Social Sciences, and worked as a probation officer in Birmingham, Hull and East Yorkshire – after detours into the worlds of civil service and grave digging.
He is renowned for his passionate, animated style of spoken-word performance, particularly as one half of ‘The Hull to Scarborough Line’, a double-act with fellow Valley Press author Sue Wilsea.
He is the author of Life After Life After Death (2010), a collection of poetry, and Lives of Lilo (2012), a children’s novel with adult appeal, both published by Valley Press. In 2014 he edited the anthology A Pocketful of Windows, sixty-six poems by writers from North and East Yorkshire. Felix was also the editor of It Is I Who Speak, a volume of selected poems by his friend and fellow poet Nigel Gerrans, published in 2015.
Death for the bomber crew limping back over the estuary? Life after death for the young woman buried under the trees, beneath the city? A lunch break after death – as decades, centuries break their moorings and collide with each other?
Life After Life After Death, originally published in 2010, is the first full-length collection by acclaimed poet and novelist Felix Hodcroft. Driven by an impressive control of narrative and characterisation, his poems shine a light into every corner of society – including yours – and consider familiar subjects as they've never been considered before.
“Full of wonder, beauty and humanity.”
— James Nash
“It is impossible to remain unmoved by these poems.”
— Kate Evans
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