London Review Bookshop: New and Recommended Poetry
Selected by the National Poetry Library for its collection
About the book
In Lobsters, Wayne Holloway-Smith turns his innovative poetics towards an exhilarating new work that is part songbook, part elastic melodrama. Here his unique voice undoes and remakes a self, moving into and out of tender proximity to other humans and objects of desire. Somewhere, in between the expansive and claustrophobic, the reader is offered a new space, crammed full with the music of what life gives and withholds.
About the author
Wayne Holloway-Smith has published two collections of poetry, Alarum (Bloodaxe 2017), a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice, and Love Minus Love (Bloodaxe 2020), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He won the National Poetry Competition in 2018.
New Poetry: Blackwell’s Bookshop, Manchester, May 5 2022. Tickets
Lobsters Launch Party / Makina Live: Wayne Hollway-Smith, Rebecca Tamás, Gboyega Odubanjo, Emily Harrison – Hoxton Books, January 13 2022
Out-Spoken: Wayne Holloway-Smith, Alice Hiller, Kyra, Simeon Hammond, Queen Elizabeth Hall, November 25 2021: Tickets
York Centre for Writing Poetry Series: Q&A with Wayne Holloway-Smith, November 2 2021: Tickets