The Man Alone: New and Selected Poems


Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and twice a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Michael Laskey is widely regarded as one of Britain’s most intelligent, insightful and sympathetic poets. This new book brings together over 20 years of his brilliant work.

Michael founded the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in 1998, and since 1991 has been co-editor of Smiths Knoll magazine. He lives in Suffolk, where he is a freelance writer and tutor.

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“Originality of thought and quality of execution” – Robert Potts, The Guardian

“Unflinching, subtle, clear, emotionally precise, uncensored, touching, occasionally erotic, particular, these are very, very good poems” – Craig Raine