A Bit of an Ice Breaker
by James Nash
'The taxi driver thinks I’m a bouncer. It’s the third time this week.'
A Bit of an Ice Breaker is a selection of the very best poetry from acclaimed Leeds-based writer James Nash. The poet has sifted through his first two collections, Deadly Sensitive and Coma Songs, and chosen some particular favourites to be made available (for the first time) in ebook form - along with a sprinkling of recently commissioned, previously uncollected work.
In their new, less crowded incarnation, Nash’s poems speak clearly of his interests and obsessions; these are writings of comic embarrassment, of close relationships, of birth and death. Vulgarity sits close to tender love poems, poetry is discussed with taxi-drivers, while no-one protests at drunken sexual activity in a crowded north Leeds sitting room.
From the author's introduction: 'Though some of the poems selected might be, like me, showing their age a little, I hope, as always, that the words are enough.'
Edition: Kindle exclusive
Date Published: 2012-04-12
Catalogue Number: VP0028
Number of Pages: 40
Cover design by Jamie McGarry
Cover photograph by Kevin Hickson
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