And Another Thing
Preface by Anthony Thwaite
Edwin Brock's death in 1997, just before his 70th birthday, brought to an end a body of poems which had first been noticed in the late 1950s, in the USA as well as in Britain. Sharp, colloquial, shrewd, direct and often humorous, Brock's poems are highly original.
Two of them, Five Ways to Kill a Man and Song of the Battery Hen, are among the best-known poems of the twentieth century. In his last years Brock was extraordinarily prolific. And Another Thing is a generous selection of these late poems.
The book shows him at the height of his powers: a final flowering of one of the most gifted and entertaining poets of his generation.
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