So Much For Life

A long awaited collection of poems by Mark Hyatt, one of the great lost writers of mid-century British poetry.

Poetry

$19.95

Selected Poems

Scarcely published in his lifetime, Hyatt’s work survives thanks to the intervention of poets and friends who saved his manuscripts and kept his poems in circulation. Queer in the decades before Gay Liberation; Romani; incarcerated in prisons and asylums; illiterate into adulthood: it’s tempting to read Hyatt according to the familiar script of the doomed poet, resounding with lone- liness and isolation. But his poetry—“hot and tender,” funny and sad—tells another story: of love, liberatory commitment, and desire.

Details
ISBN: 9781643621784
Paperback, 224 pages, 6 x 9 in
Publication Date: May 2023

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