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John Stammers

2002 Nominee

Whitbread Poetry Award

2001 Winner

Forward Prize for Poetry Best First Collection

06 April 2001
64 pages


John Stammers's collection is witty, touching and clever - with brilliant images where love scenes are laced with irony and the details of contemporary life. He writes about irrelevant vampires living out their days on the sea front at Eastbourne; about flowers with 'fine pointed petals like scalpels' and is absolutely brilliant on music. His writing is vivid and assured.