A Poet Called Dave

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Dave Viney


In his first solo collection, a poet called Dave gives his unique insight into a background that rarely pushes poets to the foreground. Exploring the legend of angry dads, the fragility of ‘lad’s lads’ and the condition that threatened his future as a performer, these are poems that turn life on its head to see what falls out of its pockets A funny, unflinching and heartfelt journey from the streets of Stretford to a stage near you, this is what happens when two very different worlds collide. Bonus features: Play - ‘Rusholme Roulette’; Song - ‘Hard (Time)’.


"Poignancy without pretension, scalpel sharp insight. Dave Viney’s observations on class and culture are deft, powerful and most importantly bull’s-eye accurate." - Byron Vincent, poet & playwright / “Dave Viney is an extremely talented poet, both on stage and the page, and (almost as important) he’s a top bloke.” - Marvin Cheeseman, poet" / "Dave Viney is one of the authentic voices of Manchester, a man who can be funny, sincere and compassionate in one fell swoop.” - Jo Bell, UK Canal Laureate / “At first I thought he was going to try and steal my handbag, but instead he stole our hearts! And my handbag.” - Thick Richard, professional gobshite

Price £8.00

ISBN 978095766398
Publisher Flapjack Press
Genre Poetry
Extent 156pp


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