Out on 14 November 2024
Book cover for An Arbitrary Light Bulb

An Arbitrary Light Bulb



14 November 2024
80 pages
Imprint: Picador


The most original poet of his generation
Duhig telescopes topical allusions, scholarly references and coarse humour into tightly-shaped, surreal poems which burst open with explosive moral force'
His poetry is learned, rude, elegant, sly and funny, mixing gilded images, belly-laughs and esoteric lore about language (including Irish), art, history, politics and children's word-games
. . .one of Duhig's charms is that, for all his learning, he retains humility