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ISBN-10: 0571367259
ISBN-13: 9780571367252
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 4.90" W, 0.40" H

A Year in the New Life

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This new book of poems finds fresh ways of navigating a time of continual surprise and uncertainty.

Jack Underwood’s debut collection, Happiness (2015), was celebrated for its unconventional and daring tone: ‘conversational, arresting . . . weird, singular’ (Guardian). Such qualities are on accomplished display in this anticipated new collection, as the poems mature and move on to a wide range of preoccupations, including imminent societal collapse and current riots; the limits of masculinity and complexities of fatherhood; as well as uncanny, often amusing scenarios, such as serving drinks to a gathering of fifteen babies or group kissing in Empathy Class. Throughout, incongruous and domestic subjects re-align in skewed lyrics and thought experiments, all presented with a generosity and tenderness that makes the poet so unmistakable – and indispensable for the strange times in which we live.

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Reviews
"Jack Underwood's poems are exceptional in how they surrender to their own music, each one a kind of expertly controlled free-fall. In this tough and tender time, we need these poems of tenderness, of toughness, and of time." – Natalie Shapero


"The glorious abundance of Jack's wayward absurdism and imagism creates intellectual plot-points felt like dreams, a way to think about logic in a different way, a way to think about things and people and life in a different way, which is the intention of poetry." – Rachael Allen


"Jack Underwood demonstrates in A Year in the New Life that he's one of the most innovative imagists and thinkers writing in the English language." – Anthony Anaxagorou

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Details

ISBN-10: 0571367259
ISBN-13: 9780571367252
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 4.90" W, 0.40" H
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