Matt Abbott – Two Little Ducks (and Selected Poems 2015-2018) [NEW!]

£9.99

          4 Oct 2018

  • PBK: £9.99
  • ISBN: 978 1 912565 06 1
  • 108 pages 216 x 138 • 37 poems

Matt Abbott was volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp when his native Wakefield voted 66% Leave. Why did so many working-class communities like his support Brexit so strongly? How can the UK ignore a humanitarian crisis just 22 miles from Dover? And does anything ever actually change for people like Maria?

Matt’s one man poetry show, Two Little Ducks, is a powerful, personal and political spoken word show from one of UK poetry’s rising stars. He channels the human side of politics to look at national identity, preconceptions, class and anti-establishment anger. Poetic flair and storytelling, with a unique insight into the summer that changed everything.

To accompany the show, Verve Poetry Press has produced a book containing the full and final version of Two Little Ducks, along with a selection of the stand-alone poems Matt composed during the time of writing his show. Together they form a collection that gives a full and inspiring taste of this poet’s pin-point way with words and great concern for common people – their complexity, their great unpredictability.

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  • 4 Oct 2018
  • PBK: £9.99
  • ISBN: 978 1 912565 06 1
  • 108 pages 216 x 138 • 37 poems