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Description - Cain by Luke Kennard

The year is 2016 and Luke Kennard finds himself estranged from his family, his publisher and his faith. With the help of his Community Psychiatric Nurse, who claims to be the living embodiment of Cain - the first murderer - the poet changes his name to Father K and searches for answers - in his childhood, in poetry, in alcohol, and in a notorious, long-running DVD box-set. Tricksy, acerbic and laugh-out-loud funny, Cain is a dazzling collection from Next Generation poet Luke Kennard. In a series of animated conversations, Cain provides therapy sessions for the author, covering everything from interfaith dialogue and genealogy to zombies. Cains central sequence of 31 anagram poems re-energises Genesis 4:9-12, demonstrating the mastery of form and trademark surreal humour that has made Kennard one of British poetrys brightest lights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781908058478
ISBN-10: 1908058471
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: Penned in the Margins
Publisher: Penned in the Margins
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard is the author of five collections of poetry. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007. He lectures at the University of Birmingham. In 2014 he was selected by the Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets.

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