Ian Duhig was born in London of Irish Catholic parents, and now lives in Leeds. He won the National Poetry Competition twice, in 1987 and 2001, and the Forward Prize for Best Poem in 2001. Named as one of the Poetry Book Society's New Generation poets, his work has also been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
A song about a snail repairing the village street with a hatchet is one I would be singing constantly if I knew it. https://t.co/EhpVfGOjuW
by @ianduhig - 6 hours ago
RT @MatthewP_B: @LRBbookshop The whole of London looks like west of Ireland chronicler Tomás Ó Criomhthain https://t.co/2eUVxgRYqf
by @ianduhig - 18 hours ago
Where I grew up, at Xmas the big boys would cover me in chocolate and cream then jam a cherry on my head.
It was tough in the gateaux.
by @ianduhig - 20 hours ago
Always loved the fact that Herod's first wife was called Doris. @MartinDoyleIT
by @ianduhig - 21 hours ago
@fantasticdrfox "He also showed me a thing the size of a hazelnut and I thought ‘What can this be?’ Answer came thus, ‘It will be praline.’
by @ianduhig - yesterday
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