Mondeo Man

Author(s): Luke Wright

Poetry

Explosive political satire and acerbic wit leap from stage to page in Mondeo Man - the hotly anticipated debut collection from Luke Wright. Yummy mummies and debauched Tory grandees mingle with drunk Essex commuters and leering tabloid paps; a small town chip-shop becomes the site of a heart-wrenching story of failed marriage; and a televised manhunt enthrals an entire nation. Wide-ranging, approachable and formally adept, Mondeo Man both celebrates and laments a country of disappearing pubs, celebrity anti-heroes and motorway service stations, perfectly capturing the English idiom at the turn of the twenty-first century. Whether in sonnet, ballad, ottava rima or univocalism, Wright's fast-paced rhythms and inventive rhyme always hit the spot and never pull their punches. This is poetry at its most contemporary, satirical, fun, and archetypally English. _ Reviews "If any contemporary collection is going to convince the unbeliever that poetry can be a riot of cheek, giggles, boobs, tears and Facebook - while keeping its artistic integrity firmly intact - Mondeo Man is it.' ☆☆☆☆☆ Huffington Post "Although Wright's sprightly verse drips with cynical disdain for Tories, outraged tabloidese and the weekend excesses of a feckless working-class, there's a rich strain of empathy coursing through his work. More Crappy Albion than Broken Britain." ☆☆☆☆ The List "Celebratory, mournful, critical and tender - Mondeo Man frames the stuttering start to the twenty-first century" Julia Bird, Poetry London

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781908058096
  • : Penned in the Margins
  • : Penned in the Margins
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 821.92
  • : 96
  • : Luke Wright
  • : Paperback