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Gen is a book of lions and rock stars, day trips and servants, postmen and voices. In the opening sequence's exploration of youth and young manhood, the author sets his own Welsh Valleys upbringing against the '50s youth of his parents and the experience of a range of pop culture icons, including Kurt Cobain and Harry Houdini. These poems give way to a sequence of monologues from a range of voices, from an eighteenth century servant to a twenty-first century phone box, from a Welsh flag hanging on the wall of Richard Burton's dressing room to a tree standing in an out-of-town retail park. Other poems celebrate a Welsh Valleys village and the characters who live in it, and the collection concludes with a selection of sometimes witty, sometimes heartfelt love poems. With his characteristic humor, warmth, formal range and swaggering music, the author delivers a worthy follow-up to his popular, prize-winning debut.

Product code: 9781781724736

ISBN 9781781724736
No. Of Pages 72
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
Publisher Poetry Wales Press
Gen is a book of lions and rock stars, day trips and servants, postmen and voices. Costa Prize-winning poet Jonathan Edwards offers up a witty celebration of a Welsh Valleys youth, with affectionate portraits of family members, real and imagined Welsh histories, and a range of pop culture icons including Kurt Cobain and Harry Houdini.